Friday, December 7, 2007

Toolkit for New Authors/Illustrators

Let's be frank, the children's book market is a tough nut to crack, however even the most seasoned editor can not always predict the ever changing tastes of her reading public. We've all seen brilliant books, and a lot of mediocre books in print. I have read well over a thousand picture books. I love to write, but the true beauty of creating books for children is our limitless imagination and joy of reading with and to children.

Consider the following websites a mini toolkit.

If you're looking for a memorable gift, Reading is Fundamental is celebrating its 4oth anniversary with the book, The Art of Reading. "It's a book about the ability of children's literature to change lives and open hearts."- RIF


  1. Just a quick not to say thank you for this helpful post (including links!), and thank you for including my blog in your "blogs of note" sidebar. I've had fun clicking all around your site, and look forward to hearing more from you. Thanks again!

  2. We're going to the Kidlitosphere Conference in Portland this year. Hope to see you there!


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