Picture Book Idea Month – Day 26

 

It’s Day 26 of Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo). Coordinated by Tara Lazar, this annual event asks writers to set a goal of coming up with 30 picture book ideas during the 30 days of November.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #26: I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around an idea that would combine my love of cross-stitch with a book for kids. I still haven’t figured it out yet, but I wondered if a book about a girl who likes to cross-stitch would be marketable. I learned from my grandmother when I was young. My girls enjoy needlepoint, even though it’s still challenging for them.  Maybe Susie likes to cross-stitch every day at recess or something. The kids giggle at her. The teachers keep pushing her to run around and play. Then at the end, they see she has created a beautiful picture. What do you think?

Picture Book Idea Month – Day 25

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is almost over. Coordinated by Tara Lazar, this annual event asks writers to set a goal of coming up with 30 picture book ideas during the 30 days of November. I’m behind because of the holiday and our church’s annual Christmas bazaar and tag sale. Everything went well, but I was tied up with preparations most of the week. Here are my latest ideas for PiBoIdMo:

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #22: The World’s Craziest Hockey Mom is about a boy who thinks his mother is the craziest hockey mom ever. I’m very competitive and I love hockey. I’m sure there are days my son wished I had stayed home instead of attending his games.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #23: What if a garden gnome decides he’s tired of being a garden gnome one day and wants to try to be something else: a carpenter, a car mechanic, a ballerina? Not sure how I would develop this idea, but it sounds funny.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #24: I also thought a book about a girl who is transported back to when Washington crossed the Delaware might be a neat idea. Not sure if it’s good for a picture book, but it might work.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #25: What if one of Cinderella’s evil step-sisters got a chance to tell her side of the story?

Picture Book Idea Month – Day 21

The days keep flying by. Hard to belive that Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is almost over. Coordinated by Tara Lazar, this annual event asks writers to set a goal of coming up with 30 picture book ideas during the 30 days of November. Here are my latest ideas:

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #19: How about a story of an ingenious turkey who comes up with ways to avoid being part of Thanksgiving dinner? I saw this cartoon about a turkey who crocheted a kitty hat to avoid the farmer’s butcher axe. I thought it would make a great idea for a funny kid’s book.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #20:  In A Kitten for Christmas, a young girl tries to show her parents how responsible she can be so they will buy her a kitten for Christmas.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #21: The Candy Store finds a young boy dreaming of what it would be like to own his own candy store.

Picture Book Idea Month – Day 18

It’s Day 18 of Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo). Coordinated by Tara Lazar, this annual event asks writers to set a goal of coming up with 30 picture book ideas during the 30 days of November.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #18: This might not be the best idea I’ve ever come up with, but how about Happy Valentine’s Day, Not! the story of a little girl who is grossed out by the boy who gives her a valentine at school. Boys have cooties after all. She does everything to avoid the kid the rest of the day, until a bully picks on her and the boy comes to her aid. Maybe he isn’t so yucky after all.

Picture Book Idea Month – Day 17

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo).  This is the last week before the church’s annual bazaar. I had a meeting this morning. Oh, and while I am typing this, nine screaming girls ranging in age from 6 to 11 are two doors down for the Lil Princess’ sleepover birthday party.  While the mind has been willing, the eyes and fingers have been weary. PiBoIdMo is coordinated by Tara Lazar, this annual event asks writers to set a goal of coming up with 30 picture book ideas during the 30 days of November.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #15: Easter Bunny Socks is a silly story about the year the Easter Bunny decides to deliver multi-colored socks instead of treat-filled eggs. He can’t hack the pressure from people wanting him to deliver healthy snacks instead of chocolate eggs, so he takes up knitting with odd results.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #16: Flag Day Fiasco, the school’s flag goes missing on Flag Day. The kids need to find it before the annual Flag Day celebration.

PICTURE BOOK IDEA #17: I Want to Be A Mattress Tester is the story of one little girl’s desire to test mattresses for a living.