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
Author: Joyce Audy Zarins
Illustrating Picture Books: Book Reviews
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
Technical pitfalls of self-publishing: what they don’t tell you.
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.
Three rules: being brutal enough when revising.
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
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices From the Donner Party by Allan Wolf
When George Donner posted an ad on March 18, 1846 in a Springfield, Illinois newspaper under the title Westward, Ho! for Oregon and California,
The Children’s Book Industry vs. the Pandemic
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
Nerp! Sarah Lynne Reul’s Newest
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! Valerie Bolling’s Global Moves
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: Wesley Davies, Versatile Illustrator
This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels was beautifully illustrated by new talent Wesley Davies whose digital art skilfully depicts various species
Legacy: Teri Weidner
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
The Gift of SCBWI
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
Book Reviews: Candlewick Presents Klassen and Bomboland
One of the standard ways that publishers promote their new books is through online or print reviews that are widely read. Reviews like those here