How to Write a Children's Picture Book: Tips and Tricks for Writing a 32 Page Illustrated Picture Book for Kids

How to Write a Children's Picture Book: Tips and Tricks for Writing a 32 Page Illustrated Picture Book for Kids

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by Darcy Pattison
     
 

HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK


Writing teacher and children’s book author, Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com) explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. Why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, writing a read-aloud friendly book, and more. Tips on marketing your manuscript to publishers. Author Darcy PattisonSee more details below

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HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK


Writing teacher and children’s book author, Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com) explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. Why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, writing a read-aloud friendly book, and more. Tips on marketing your manuscript to publishers. Author Darcy Pattison has received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, BCCB, and Kirkus. Twice her picture books have been named National Science Teacher's Association Outstanding Science Trade Books of the year. Her book, THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN received the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award.




TABLE OF CONTENTS

PICTURE BOOK BASICS

  • Picture Book Structure: Why 32 Pages?

  • Does EPUB Change the 32-page Illustrated Picture Book?

  • Dual Audience for Children’s Picture Books

  • Picture Book Settings: Exotic v. Familiar

  • Children’s Picture Book Characters: Folk Tale or Modern Story



  • PICTURE BOOK GENRES

  • How to Write a Children’s ABC Book

  • How to Write a Read Aloud Friendly Book

  • How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book, Part 1

  • How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book, Part 2

  • Rhyming Picture Book Bibliography

  • How to Write a Poetry Collection Picture Book

  • How to Write a Picture Book Mystery

  • How to Write a Humorous Picture Book

  • How to Write a Children’s Picture Book Biography

  • How to Write a Creative Non-Fiction Picture Book



  • WRITE A PICTURE BOOK

  • Good Writing: The Basics

  • Plotting a Picture Book

  • Plan Your First Draft

  • 17 Picture Book Topics to Avoid

  • 10 Suggested Directions for Titles

  • Did You Write a Picture Book or Magazine Article?

  • Let’s Make a Dummy or a Mock-up of Your Picture Book

  • From Shakespeare: 2 Ways to Look at Picture Book Structure

  • Revising Your Picture Book Text

  • 5 Ways to Make the Reader Turn the Page

  • Phonics for Picture Book Writers

  • Create a Compelling Voice for a Picture Book

  • Page 32: The Last Page of a Picture Book



  • SUBMIT YOUR PICTURE BOOK

  • The Self-Publishing Question

  • The Biggest Mistake You Can Make in Submitting a Picture Book

  • The Illustrator Doesn’t Tell YOU What to Do

  • Titles and Subtitles Sell Your Work

  • How Do I Find an Editor’s Name for Submission?




RESOURCES

APPENDIX: BONUS WORKSHEETS

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013626102
Publisher:
Mims House
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
832,419
File size:
0 MB

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