There is a surprising range of tools available for you when constructing a memorable, even classic, picture book. Some are obvious: You will want the
Note: Candlewick Press sent me a review copy of this book. There is an art to writing a picture book. Rachel Stubbs paints and writes.
One book shows the edge habitat between a brown author growing up and the natural world that inspires her. The other is about four friends,
As 2020 ended, three picture books were given to me and I also read Gary Paulsen’s unusual memoir of his early years, written for 8
To transform a preeminent and beloved literary work into a graphic novel for young adults is a challenge for the brave. K. Woodman-Maynard’s adaptation of
The personality of a picture book evolves from the characters in your story. You, the illustrator decide whether they are cute animals, realistic children, or
This is a review of three books which together will help you build your illustrations. Molly Bang’s Picture This: How Pictures Work illuminates the core principles of
Self-publishing through a platform that is set up to print and sell your children’s books online would be fabulous, if not for one huge drawback.
Our stories are often long in gestation and as personal to us as if they were born of our flesh and blood. If you want
Raquel, thank you so much for sharing some of your expertise. Your experiences at Candlewick Press will fascinate our readers who are authors, illustrators, and
When George Donner posted an ad on March 18, 1846 in a Springfield, Illinois newspaper under the title Westward, Ho! for Oregon and California,
Publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators now heroically face an invisible foe. However, creative people have powerful solutions and wise workarounds to battle this hazard. The
Something especially for Covid19 shut-in kids: Sarah Lynne Reul reads aloud her book The Breaking News here. The book is particularly pertinent now in view
Let’s Dance! is a hip-shaking, twirl-spinning tour of movement around the world. Written by Valerie Bolling and illustrated by Maine Diaz, this simple picture book
This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels was beautifully illustrated by new talent Wesley Davies whose digital art skilfully depicts various species
In tribute to a beautiful person One day Teri Weidner baked brownies for an illustrators’ party. She sprinkled on coconut “snow” and outlined a bear print