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- All About Picture Books

I’ve compiled a short list of picture book blogs, podcasts and inspiration. Enjoy!

Organizations

SCBWI “The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the only professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.”

The Horn Book. Publications about books for children and young adults

 

Blogs

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them), by Tara Lazar an extensive website about the art and business of writing for children

Picture Book Den An independent group of professional children’s authors based in the UK and Ireland

The Art of the Picture Book Design and illustration of picture books

The Picture Book Review  Reviews of Children’s Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Picture Books Blogger

Design of the Picture Book Interviews with artists

Seven Impossible Things Frequently updated children’s book blog about writing and illustrating

The Children’s Book Review Interviews, books by subject- great for teachers

KidLit 411 For writers, illustrators, teachers and anyone who is interested in children’s books

Susanna Leonard Hill  A picture book writing blog with a Perfect Picture Book Friday feature

All the Wonders –  Discover new books; a variety show, podcast, and modern library in one place

Julie Hedlund–  Website offering information and articles about writing children’s books and on creating children’s apps

Renee LaTulippe – No Water River – (Full disclosure- I took a class with her and it was AMAZING!!) Just named as a “kidlit blog to visit before you die” in SCBWI’s “THE BOOK”

Harold Underdown– Children’s book editor’s website, The Purple Crayon, includes articles covering writing, illustrating, marketing, and editing. Huge resource.

Jane Yolen Award winning author Jane Yolen – what else can I say?

Writing and Illustrating Kathy Temean’s blog provides daily posts on children’s writing and illustrating, including news of agents looking for work, contest and submission opportunities, and writer and illustrator interviews.

Emma Walton Hamilton’s Blog Bestselling author’s blog that guides you through the writing process and the industry

Debbie Ohi– INKYGIRL – A great site for children’s/YA Book authors and illustrators, lots of inspiration

Podcasts

All the Wonders –  Discover new books; a variety show, podcast, and modern library in one place