Picture Books

Writing or illustrating a picture book? Browse my free Picture Book Creation Resource (including templates)

I've been gradually compiling my "How This Picture Book Was Created" resources, advice from the children's book writers and illustrators I've been …

Books

Interview With Picture Book Author Josh Funk

Josh Funk is not only one of the best and most popular picture book authors today, he’s a super positive guy who goes out of his way to boost other …

Publishing

My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives

<i>The first time I rode a two-wheeler alone, I crashed and my mom filmed it on her iPhone. . .</i><p>The tenth children's book by the #1 <i>New York Times</i> …

For Kids

Cautionary tale told in loan shark picture book

A NEW book aiming to warn children about the dangers of loan sharks has been launched in Caerphilly.<p>A Fist Full of Feathers is the story of a …

News (Wales)

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them!<p>As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a …

For Kids

The Best Children’s and YA Books of January 2018

A new year of great reading awaits! Start the new year off right by refreshing your home library with wonderful new books. We’ve rounded up some of …

Books

Teaching Children Banned Words

This one got a great review in SLJ:<p>If the concept of transgenderism would not come across as being genuine coming from you, there is always the topic …

Malala Yousafzai

Using Picture Books in the Middle School Classroom

We have hundreds of picture books in our classroom. Ranging from board books, yes, books meant to be handled by babies, to beautifully illustrated …

Mr Underbed book sells out following John Lewis plagiarism row

Every printed copy of Chris Riddell's 1986 children's book Mr Underbed has now sold out following a media storm in which the author claimed John …

Branding

Best Picture Books of 2017

CHILDREN'S<p>Released: Sept. 12, 2017<p>Reviewed: May 31, 2017<p>CHILDREN'S<p>Released: Sept. 12, 2017<p>"An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted …

Books

Children's Book Reissues: Fall 2017

This fall brings a bountiful crop of picture books given new life in print. From a book of biblical parables by an award-winning author, to the …

Books

This Zoo is Not For You

It is interview day at the zoo, and the animals have set high standards for any creature wishing to join their establishment. When a platypus arrives …

Cheeky

Best Picture Books of 2017 for Animal Lovers (pg. 1)

"This ambitious nonfiction picture book uncovering extraordinary, rarely spotlighted creatures is both informative and funny—quite a feat. (glossary, …

Books

Weekly Round-Up: Personal Challenges and Publishing

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss …

Authors

Three Keys to Selling a Children's Picture Book Biography

I love picture book biographies. I love reading them and being inspired and thinking, “Wow, that’s an amazing story. How come I didn’t know that?” …

Books

If you like dogs and libraries, you'll love this new picture book

Published on: 08 November 2017<p>Dip into the comforting <i>Madeline Finn and the Library Dog</i>: all about a white woofer called Bonnie who wants to hear you …

New Kids' and YA Books: Weeks of October 31 and November 6, 2017

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about lemmings who will believe anything, a madcap and highly visual middle grade mystery novel, and a …

Books

'Dangerous men tried to silence me': See Malala's beautiful new picture book

Published on: 02 November 2017 Author: Catriona Wightman<p>Malala Yousafzai has inspired people across the world - and now she's telling her story to …

Malala Yousafzai

SCIBA Helps Young Readers See Themselves on the Shelf

At the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s 2017 trade show, which took place October 27–28, members celebrated both increasing …

Southern California

Picture Book Trio Launches 'Think Big' Tour

HarperCollins’s Think Big tour, which took place last month, brought together three author-illustrators—Michael Hall, Marcie Colleen, and Tom …

San Mateo County

Picture Book Creators Summon the Halloween Spirit

Spooky tales, playful costumes, and copious amounts of candy make Halloween a favorite holiday for children and children’s book creators alike. We …

Halloween

Rights Report: Week of October 30, 2017

Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has acquired, at auction, in a two-book deal, <b>Hafsah Faizal</b>'s debut novel, <i>We Hunt the Flame</i>. Faizal has …

Books

Fusenews: Hello, Ms. Champeen! — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

We start with the Me Stuff, and then it’s all downhill from there, as they say.<p>First up, I’m slated to be in NYC this weekend! *enter noisemaker …

School Libraries

Rights Report: Week of October 23, 2017

Susan Bolotin and Mary Ellen O'Neill at Workman have acquired world rights to <i>How to Raise a Reader</i> by <b>Pamela Paul</b> (l.) and <b>Maria Russo</b> of the <i>New York</i> …

Books

Rights Report: Week of October 16, 2017

Anne Heltzel at Amulet has acquired <i>Iron Cast</i> author <b>Destiny Soria</b>'s YA fantasy, <i>Beneath the Citadel</i>. In a city ruled by seers whose 50 infallible …

Books

Telling Her Story: 75 Picture Books About Mighty Girls & Women

A Mighty Girl's top picks of picture books about trailblazing girls and women throughout history.If you flip through a typical history book, you …

Books

Four Questions with Malala Yousafzai

Few real-life heroes have captured the imaginations of as many readers as Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner whose death-defying fight to …

Malala Yousafzai

Sharing the nearly wordless picture book 'La, La, La' at story time with illustrator Jaime Kim.

Last weekend Spellbound had a special guest at story time: Jaime Kim, illustrator of one of the hottest (and, as it happens, best) picture books of …

Books

Amused mom goes viral with discovery of expletive-laden picture book

A U.S. mother’s tweets have gone viral after she shared photos of a seemingly kid-friendly picture book her son received from his grandma, in which …

Canadian News

Nana Accidentally Buys Super Inappropriate Picture Book For Grandchild

A grandmother in the U.S. has learned the age-old lesson to never judge a book by its cover after accidentally giving her six-year-old granddaughter …