In the days before National Picture Book Idea Month, it’s fun to look at favorite picture books by other authors and illustrators. Today, with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the east coast of the United States (friends and family there–you are in our thoughts), the beautiful classic Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey comes to mind. In McCloskey’s books, the setting was a character.
Thinking about your own life, what places are special to you? What story ideas do they inspire?
Children’s Books Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey.
Many writers dream of creating picture books. Here’s a look at the current market from a prominent editor.
Editor Patti Lee Gauch Talks About the State of the Picture Book | School Library Journal.
Picture books are great for many things. Sermons and lessons? Not so much.
The link below leads to an excellent article about the difference between a book with a powerful universal theme and a teachy tome.
Check out the other articles on the site, too.
Kidlit.com · Preaching in Picture Books.