Corine Dehghanpisheh

Children's Picture Book Author and Illustrator

Writer and illustrator of children's picture books.

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Proofing Process

Finally after months of writing, editing, drawing, and reworking...and reworking- I am at the proofing stage of my  book, #BabyLove: My Social Life. 

Hooray!  I am so excited to be at this finalizing step.  Creating this book has been more personal than ever.  The idea for this book began upon the birth of my daughter, Lily, last July. 

Within that first months of her life, I can't tell you how many photos and videos were taken by me, my husband, our family and countless friends who came to meet Lily.  All of the picture taking and recording was so much fun.  Yet at times, it became overwhelming trying to capture a moment to share with others. 

Interestingly, I often found the most loveable images were those humorous and silly spontaneous moments caught by accident.

The purpose of this book is to show the different moments in a day in the life of an approximately six month old baby.  I created images to highlight the silly, mundane, and even posed moments that can occur.  At the same time, I wanted to include the technology used to capture the images and videos such as phones and tablets, along with the aspect of sharing the images on social media.  These days photographs and videos, phones and tablets, along with social media all go hand in hand.

I can't wait to share more of the book details soon.

#BabyLove: My Social Life coming soon!

After becoming a new mom last July, my mind has been racing with new book ideas.  If only I could work as fast as the ideas sprung.  I am excited to announce that one of my ideas is coming along.  I am in the final stages of completing my next book, #BabyLove: My Social Life. 

An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world.  #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.

Here is a sample illustration from the book.

Updated 6/3/2015- illustration from my new book #BabyLove: My Social Life.

Updated 6/3/2015- illustration from my new book #BabyLove: My Social Life.

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Featured Authors Part II


This is Part 2 from a featured author's blog post I created last week. Below you will find a few more interesting children's picture book authors.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Again, a special than you to fellow author Gia Volterra de Saulnier for organizing and connecting all of us together.  Gia's book, Journey to Jazzland was featured last week.

Amazing Matilda

Amazing Matilda
By Bette A. Stevens

by Bette A. Stevens

About the Book

AMAZING MATILDA becomes discouraged when she is unable to fly during the early stages of her metamorphosis. But, this amazing Monarch never gives up on her dream. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, MATILDA learns that if she tries long enough and hard enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do. AMAZING MATILDA will inspire readers and listeners alike, not only to follow their own dreams, but to encourage others to do the same!

Grayson the BULLY Frog with Ted and Raymond
By Rhonda Patton, Chester McDaniel

Rhonda Patton has written many children's books.  Grayson the Bully is one of her latest books.

About the Book

Do you know a BULLY? Has your child been bullied? Do you believe these books should be in every library around the globe? Come take a look. It is happening everywhere and OUR CHILDREN are killing themselves because of #bullies. PLEASE help me and these other authors take a STAND against bullies. Grayson, the BULLY frog, bullies on Ted, Raymond's best friend. Ted gets upset because he was bullied and Raymond stood beside and did nothing. Take a look at this book and see how it made Ted feel.


By Murielle Cyr

Turtle Wish

Written by Murielle Cyr.

About the Book

Hatchling bursts through the walls of her shell into a brand new world. Hungry hawks bombard her siblings and she must somehow forge her way alone to food and safety. Her urge to belong is deep and she finds herself in dangerous situations with total strangers. Trusting others is the key to her survival but it can also be her downfall.

The Wiggly Squiggly Princess

Written by Alissa Dix

About the Book

In the first book in The Wiggly Squiggly Princess series readers meet Princess Squeakers and her family, the Royal VonTootens.

Ages: 0 - 8

Buddy's Dream
By Corine Dehghanpisheh

Lastly, one of my books, Buddy's Dream.

About Buddy's Dream

An imaginative dog named Buddy falls asleep during story time.  With just one wish, Buddy and his butterfly friends are suddenly swept into an exciting learning adventure.

Play along with Buddy and his friends as they explore all the different levels of their very own carnival game. 

During the journey, meet all of the animals friends who help Buddy and the butterflies find their back home.

You can read some latest reviews on Goodreads.

Corine Dehghanpisheh's books on Goodreads
Buddy's Dream Buddy's Dream
reviews: 5
ratings: 8 (avg rating 4.38)

Can We Play Again? Can We Play Again?
reviews: 1
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)

Loving Picture Books

Featured Authors

Featured author

Featured author

Looking for a new children's picture book?  Look no further.

Below you will find some interesting children's picture books that I discovered after joining an author blog hop.  I hope you find them interesting and spread the word. 

A special thank you to fellow author Gia Volterra de Saulnier for organizing and connecting all of us together.   I have started the book list with Gia's book: Journey to Jazzland.

Journey to Jazzland

Journey to Jazzland
By Gia de Saulnier

Written by Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Do you know how to get to Jazzland?

About the Book

From Gia's website:

"The story is about a Flute, named Windy, who gets bored in Orchestra one day and plays some wrong notes. She meets some new friends along the way (all instruments) who then help her learn about jazz and music.

I am hoping that this book will inspire young children to learn more about music and to help bring a spark of music back to Elementary schools. I also wanted to bring Jazz back in to the fore front of children's minds. It is an American History we really should not forget about."

Join Windy Flute and all her musical friends on an adventure to find that magical place!


Miro the Dragon
By Theresa Berg

Written by Saoirse O'Mara.

Miro the Dragon is a picture book written in German that has been translated into English.

Book Blurb

"Once upon a time, there was a small dragon that was barely bigger than a child’s hand. His scales glowed in a radiant red and there were two tiny, peaked, yellow horns on his head. His name was Miro. Miro lived in Drakonia, the magical land of dragons.

Dragons of all colours and sizes lived in Drakonia but Miro was by far the smallest. He went to the dragon school every day like all the other dragon children and learned to fly, to breathe fire, to swim and to hunt. Or so he should. But Miro was afraid. He was afraid of heights, of water, of burning himself, of bigger animals and even of his own shadow from time to time.

One day after a swimming lesson in which Miro had refused to participate, his teacher called him. He watched the small dragon for a long time. Finally, he said with a booming voice, ‘Miro, I don’t know what to do with you. You are no dragon but a wimp! Go out into the wide world and conquer your fears before you come back to school.’

Before Miro even had a chance to understand what his teacher had meant, a strong whirlwind grabbed him.[...]"

Written by Lindsay Brant-Brumwell and Illustrated by Melody Green.

Book Description

"Fiddle and Dee are two brother bunnies with HUGE imaginations. They believe that anything is an adventure if they just make it so. Sometimes their imaginations get them into trouble, or cause them to become worrisome. Together, the two brothers can conquer their fears, meet new friends, and embark on new adventures throughout their forest home and beyond.

Fiddle and Dee and the Bedtime Band is about hearing the noises of the night and being frightened by them, only to discover they really aren't that bad at all. That the noises can actually be soothing, and can bring on peaceful sleep and nice dreams.

This book is Book 1 in The Adventures of Fiddle and Dee series, so stay tuned for more bunny fun!"

Written by Nina Carothers

About the Series

“Nina Carothers’ The Wonderful World of Color Olors previews the first 13 Color Olors characters. Your child will absolutely love the 13 different colorful characters, such Pink Ink, Gray Ray, Yellow Ellow and more!

This fun 36-page full color book introduces each character in the series to your child. They can then pick and choose the characters that they love the most.

Welcome to The World of Color Olors, a great place to be.
Filled with strange and silly characters, as you will see.
Pink Ink, Purple Urple, Orange Range and more.
Their world is filled with colors, so let’s explore.
There is Black Lack, Red Ed and Blue Lue.
Come see Gold Old, White Hite and Gray Ray, too.
Brown Rown and Yellow Ellow will make you smile.
Green Reen is a healthy one. Silver Ilver has style.

This book series is illustrated by accomplished Children’s book artist
Chris Padovano, and published by All Star Press – Books that Change

Written by Award Winning Author Barbara Ann Mojica.

Two Book Series

Book 2: Little Miss History Travels to The Statue of Liberty

Book 1: Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore

About Book 2

“Since her last trip to Mount Rushmore, Little Miss HISTORY has journeyed more than 1700 miles over land, sea and air to reach her second destination, The Statue of Liberty. This national treasure stands proudly in New York Harbor welcoming all people to the land of freedom and opportunity. In this second book of the series, Little Miss HISTORY will help you discover who thought of the statue in the first place, the values she symbolizes, the architects and engineers who built Lady Liberty, and the little known individuals who contributed their pennies to make her debut in New York’s harbor possible. You will learn about why she remains a promise and symbol of the hopes and aspirations of many people around the world and not just to immigrants coming to America. Come now and follow Little Miss HISTORY as she enlightens you about The Statue of Liberty!”

I'm Proud to Be Natural Me

Written and Illustrated by Marlene Dillon

I'm Proud to Be Natural Me
By Marlene Dillon

About The Book

I’m Proud to Be Natural Me! is the story of a little girl who is teased about the texture of her hair. She goes home and tells her mom about it, and her mom teaches her that her hair is a part of her identity and that she is beautiful the way God created her. By the end of the story the little girl is saying, “I love how God created me. I’m proud to be natural me!”

What an awesome story. What an awesome opportunity to teach children that we are ALL beautiful as is.

Latest 5 Star Amazon Review


Excerpt from the Amazon Review:

"...When I presented this story to my five-year-olds, then asked them to talk with their buddies about what makes them sad, I heard a great deal of valuable reports. It really opened them up, and everyone benefited by the discussions it activated. In addition the story is charming, has a happy ending, and an adorable dog. How can you lose with that? Use it in the upper grades to generate the same thing and get the students writing about things that really matter to them. I highly recommend this book to all who work with children."                              

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