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Creating Characters Kids Will LoveCreating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
Providing lots of examples and exercises, a veteran children's author gives aspiring writers of children's stories concrete tips for bringing characters to life, including observing real kids in action and drawing from childhood experiences.


The Art of Writing for ChildrenThe Art of Writing for Children: Skills and Techniques of the Craft by Connie C. Epstein
Epstein discusses children's books generally, and then, chapter by chapter, the five senses, setting, dialogue, characters, plot, genre, and finding and working with a publisher.


Wings of an ArtistWings of an Artist: Children's Book Illustrators Talk about Their Art by Julie Cummins; Barbara Kiefer
More than 20 illustrators of children's books, including Leo and Diane Dillon, James Ransome, Robert Sabuda, Maira Kalman, and Maurice Sendak, talk about what drove them to become artists and what art means to them. of color illustrations.


The Children`s Writer`s ReferenceThe Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben; Berthe Amoss
What type of animals work best in picture books? What periods in history are most popular with kids? Which 'problem stories' are right for which ages? This guide gives children's writers all the answers they need to write and illustrate stories kids will love and publishers will buy. From pre-reader to young adult, children's writers of any age group and genre will find the special market information they need here.


The Children`s Writer`s ReferenceThe Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben; Berthe Amoss
What type of animals work best in picture books? What periods in history are most popular with kids? Which 'problem stories' are right for which ages? This guide gives children's writers all the answers they need to write and illustrate stories kids will love and publishers will buy. From pre-reader to young adult, children's writers of any age group and genre will find the special market information they need here.


The Way to Write for ChildrenThe Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken
Revised and updated, this essential and practical guide by an award-winning children's author explains how to write books for children, from where to look to inspiration to practical advice on how to create characters and structure a plot.


Wings of an ArtistWings of an Artist: Children's Book Illustrators Talk about Their Art by Julie Cummins; Barbara Kiefer
More than 20 illustrators of children's books, including Leo and Diane Dillon, James Ransome, Robert Sabuda, Maira Kalman, and Maurice Sendak, talk about what drove them to become artists and what art means to them. of color illustrations.


Children`s Writer`s & Illustrator`s MarketChildren`s Writer`s & Illustrator`s Market by Alice Pope; Mona Michael
Children's writers and illustrators can get their stories and art published with this one-stop resource. Includes guidelines for writing query letters, getting an agent, attending conferences, workshops and more, along with special market listings for young writers and illustrators.


Story SparkersStory Sparkers: A Creativity Guide for Children's Writers by Marcia Thornton Jones; Debbie Dadey
Offers a creativity guide for children's writers, with advice on generating story ideas, sculpting ideas, and preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication.


Writing and Illustrating Children`s Books for PublicationWriting and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication: Two Perspectives by Berthe Amoss; Eric Suben
Learn about writing and publishing children's books from two professionals ... who are on opposite sides of the desk. An acclaimed author/illustrator shares creative tips and insights, to help you with ideas - recognize them when you see them; format - package your book for the "right" reader; theme - express what your story is really about; and illustration - make pictures tell the tale. A distinguished editor shows you the publisher's decision-making process from the inside out. Learn about submission - make your product irresistible to editors; revision - polish your story until it shines; acceptance - your "life after publication"; and rejection - persevere until publication. Presented in a lively, usable format, this book combines supportive advice with engaging true stories of publishing hits and misses, exercises, checklists, reading lists, and more.


Story SparkersStory Sparkers: A Creativity Guide for Children's Writers by Marcia Thornton Jones; Debbie Dadey
Offers a creativity guide for children's writers, with advice on generating story ideas, sculpting ideas, and preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication.


How to Write and Illustrate Children`s Books and Get Them Published!How to Write & Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published! by Treld Pelkey Bicknell; Felicity Trotman
Some of the finest talents in children's publishing provide readers with the basics of constructing a story to approaching publishers.


Children Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2003 by Alice Pope (editor)
Everything Guide to Writing Children`s Books by Lesley Bolton
The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
How to Write & Illustrate Childrens Books and Get Them Published by Treld Pelkey Bicknell, Felicity Trotman (editors)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold D. Underdown and Lynne Rominger
Conversations with J.K. Rowling by J. K. Rowling, Lindsey Fraser
Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
The Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben, Berthe Amoss
Winning Author's Tips on How to Write, Sell, and Promote Your Children's Books by Aaron Shepard
A Basic Guide to Writing, Selling, and Promoting Children's Books : Plus Information about Self-publishing by Betsy B. Lee
Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken
Children's Writer's Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner
Writing for Young Adults by Sherry Garland
How to Write and Illustrate Children`s Books by Treld Pelkey and Felicity Trotman
Worlds of Childhood : The Art and Craft of Writing for Children by Maurice Sendak and William Zinsser
You Can Write Children's Books by Tracey E. Dils
Picture Writing: A New Approach to Writing for Kids and Teens by Anastasia Suen


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