This week, the delightful Josh Funk – creator of numerous successful children’s book series – will share how he does it, and how other writers can follow the same path. This is really powerful insight for any writer seeking to build a long-term successful writing career.
Kidlit Distancing Social #12 – Laura Backes on What Picture Book Writers Need to Know About Illustrations
On this week’s Kidlit Distancing Social, CBI Publisher Laura Backes discusses the interplay between words and illustrations in picture books, and shares how writers can create picture book manuscripts that are optimized for illustrations.
This week on the Kidlit Distancing Social, Julie Hedlund, author and creator of 12×12 Challenge, joined us to chat about one of her specialties – writing rhyming picture books.
We kicked off our new weekly series – The Kidlit Distancing Social – by welcoming author/illustrator Katie Davis (with a surprise cameo appearance by author Steve Swinburne) as we celebrated the life and work of the late, great Tomie dePaola. It’s a fun, inspiring show and we know you’ll really enjoy it.
Our first Frequently Asked Question by beginners is whether an author needs to provide illustrations for a picture book manuscript that’s submitted to a publisher. Read on for the answer….
A conversation with Frances Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief of Doubleday Books for Young Readers/Random House Children’s Books and author of the new book Go, Girls, Go!
Our Picture Book Blueprint is the easiest way ever to write a great picture book. To give everyone a taste of the magic this step-by-step course provides, we’ve created a free Trial Edition that we’re offering for a limited time. THE FREE TRIAL VERSION INCLUDES: * Understanding the Picture Book Category * How […]
Writing picture books is a true challenge. In fact, many authors consider writing a picture book to be the hardest type of writing there is, and yet editors receive more picture book manuscripts than any other genre. To make your work stand out from the crowd, you need to do more than study how to […]
Two award-winning children’s authors explain why writing stories that help children feel a range of emotions is the best gift we can give our readers.