One of the advantages of writing for young readers is discovering Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture book Challenge and KidLit 411. These two marvelous writing communities have given me the opportunity to connect with some pretty amazing authors. And I am thrilled to share a few of their recent picture books with you!
I CAMPAIGNED FOR ICE CREAM! A Boys Quest for Ice Cream Trucks
How can a nine-year-old make a difference in his community? This upbeat, educational, and heartwarming true story is about Joshua Lipshaw, who petitioned his local government to change an outdated law that prevented ice cream trucks from driving through his town.
Relive Josh’s passionate journey as he works to bring the joy of ice cream trucks to his town. Young readers will not only be inspired, but will learn about leadership, persistence, and civic action as Josh takes on Town Hall and fights to repeal their ban on ice cream trucks. Complete with adorable illustrations by Wendy Leach, this sweet book is a tasty treat as well as a lesson that they too can make a difference in their communities.
Written by Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw
Illustrations by Wendy Leach
Warren Publishing, April 2019