Alice Kuipers, the award-winning young adult author, sat down with Laura Backes to chat about her transition to picture book writer, and how writing picture books helps authors learn the craft for every age.
Check out all of Alice Kuipers’ books at alicekuipers.com.
Board Books, fiction and nonfiction:8-24 pages long, paper over board format, written for infants and toddlers. Minimal text (0-200 words). Lots of concrete action and familiar situations. Can also teach concepts (colors, shapes, identifying animals, etc.), and may have lift-the-flaps, touch-and-feel or sound elements. Most are written by the
We’re pleased to highlight new picture books from three Fightin’ Bookworms: Natasha Yim, Allyn M. Stotz, and Carrie A. Pearson. In this interview they give some of their best tips on writing, revising and getting published.
Nonfiction picture books are a hit with children in the older elementary grades. The factual information appeals to teachers and kids doing school reports, while the illustrated format makes the books accessible to readers who are intimidated by large blocks of text, and perfect to read aloud to a classroom.
Join Laura for an exclusive chat with children’s poet Darren Sardelli on the ins and outs of writing poems for kids, creating his own publishing company. setting up school appearances and lots more!
To learn more about Darren, visit his web site at http://www.laughalotpoetry.com/
Laura chats with author Janet Lawler about creating successful rhyming stories and working with an editor!
How do you develop a main character that isn’t exactly human? Laura’s got the answer for you!
Can we really boil down the mysterious process of writing a picture book into about four and a half minutes? We’re sure as heck gonna try! Have a listen…. The 3 Commandments of Writing Picture Books