WINTER 2017 


Roxie Munro Studio

Reminder... To everyone with a website:

Don't forget to change your copyright date in the footer to 2017!

Vicki Cobb's Huffington Post interview with me: Illustrating Children's Nonfiction Picture Books - an important trend. Click here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-latest-trend-beautifully-illustrated-nonfiction_us_57f7ac67e4b0d786aa52af86?


 SCBWI Annual Winter Conference in NYC, February 10-12

Excellent article by editor Melissa Manlove of Chronicle Books on Creating a Successful Picture Book. Click here: https://medium.com/chronicle-books/the-surprisingly-complex-principles-of-a-successful-picture-book-da7b0b041fbd#.wa2vi5r1q

Thirteen slang words every New Yorker uses (I'm good with all except "hun"): https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/13-slang-words-every-new-yorker-should-know-073115

Works on Paper, group exhibition at Marin-Price Gallery in Chevy Chase, MD, until January 18. (I have 4 pieces in this show, including the watercolor above.) Info: http://www.marin-price.com/MarinPrice%20Galleries%20WorksOnPaper%20201617.htm

Coming up:   April 19-22, I am appearing at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in San Antonio. Presenting with KidLit TV FounderJulie Gribble, KidLit TV Founder.

Visit us at KidLit TV, Booth #2400.


NEW!!! The Artist Mortimer 2 (The Artist Who SAVED Bits of the World) - sequel to the very successful The Artist Mortimer by Bo Zaunders


OCG Studios did all the KIWi Storybooks apps, as well as many other children's book apps, including The Artist Mortimer (more than 155,000 downloads), the new Artist Mortimer 2, Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure, Roxie's Doors, and Roxie's Puzzle Adventure.


My blog focuses mainly on children's books and publishing (copyright issues, the gamification of nonfiction, making apps, informational vs nonfiction children's books, COPPA, conference coverage, and more). 

Click link: https://roxiemunro.wordpress.com/​​​

Free activities for kids

There are all sorts of fun how-to videos for children on KIDLIT TV...

Learn how to draw from many of your favorite illustrators: Dan Yaccarino, Kelly Light, Stephen Savage, Joyce Wan, Tim Miller, Aaron Becker, others. (I show how to draw a Great Horned Owl and a Random Roxie Reversing Maze.)

Click here: http://kidlit.tv/tag/ready-set-draw/

Click on image below for a wintery Penguin coloring sheet...


Download FREE Coloring Sheets...

Dinosaurs, mazes (from EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures; Mazeways: A to Z;  and Wild West Trail Ride Maze), and American Deserts.

Click here for lots of activities:


Click on Desert below to get the coloring sheet...


Download a 4-page activity game for Market Maze. Click here: http://www.roxiemunro.com/activity-guides.html


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