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Writing Picture Books: Where’s The Fun?

Several years ago, my then five-year-old grandson told me about his first venture on the climbing wall. I feigned concern for his safety, though I knew he had been harnessed and tethered. “Rowan, that sounds too dangerous,” I said. “I’m not sure you’re big enough. What if you slip and


Perfect Pacing for Picture Books

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a library voyeur. I love eavesdropping on adults reading picture books to children. The best ones are more of a performance than a reading. A well written book brings out the thespian in each of us. I want my books performed! Pacing is at the

Ask an Author: Writing Longer Picture Books

Hi Linda.


What would you call a longer picture book, word count anything from 1000 to 2000 words; one that has beautiful sophisticated illustrations.


I’m thinking of something like The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Or When Jessie sailed Across the Sea.


Does this genre