If you dream of writing and illustrating a children's book - and getting it published - you're not alone. You want to know what it is that successfully published illustrators do that gets them the top authors and books. This book will help you see what the difference is. It displays, in full color, the very best in contemporary American children's book illustration as selected by the Society of Illustrators for The Original Art Exhibition 1992. More than 500 of the best children's book illustrators and publishers submit newly published children's books to a jury of respected experts such as Alan Cober, Charles Santore, Ted Lewin and Joanna Long. Here you'll find the work of the finalists chosen by this distinguished panel to be included in the annual exhibition in New York. The 160 artists represented here include renowned children's book illustrators such as Richard Egielski, Anita Lobel, Leo and Diane Dillon, Trina Schart Hyman, and Jerry Pinkney, as well as up-and-coming talent such as David Wiesner, Chris Raschka, and Henrik Drescher. From this book, you'll find out what's selling and which types of art are being selected for which types of books. You'll find a short caption for each piece, offering valuable information about the book, including its author, publisher, the story it tells, and the medium in which the illustrator worked. You'll also discover new talent. But most of all, you'll be inspired by the range and beauty of the art itself.
A fascinating exploration of children's book illustration focuses on the work of twelve contemporary illustrators, including David Wiesner, Lane Smith, David Shannon, and Betsy Lewin, to teach readers about the perfect marriage of art and text.
Biography & Autobiography by Canadian Children's Book Centre
This valuable resource features the colourful biographies of 72 illustrators and artists whose works are considered among the best in the world. Told in the artists' own words, these biographies offer fascinating insights into their lives, and feature a sample illustration from one of their favourite books. Discover how these fantastic artists work, what their favourite books are, who influenced them, and how they came to illustrate children's books.
Children’s picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children’s picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children’s picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
Which genre of fiction might feature aliens? King Lear is an example of what type of hero? What are the parts of a poem? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Kids InfoBits Presents: Literary Terms. Literary Terms contains authoritative, age-appropriate content covering a range of literary genres and devices, from adventure fiction and haiku to foreshadowing and symbolism. The content, arranged in A-Z format, provides interesting and important facts and is geared to fit the needs of elementary students. Kids InfoBits Presents contains content derived from Kids InfoBits, a content-rich and easy-to-use digital resource available at your local school or public library.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Amazing History of England - Children's Book with Original Illustrations" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Child's History of England is a history book written for children. Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject". The history covers the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarizing events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Childrenâ€™s Publishing If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2013 Childrenâ€™s Writerâ€™s & Illustratorâ€™s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 25th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside youâ€™ll find more than 650 listings for childrenâ€™s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories theyâ€™re looking for.Youâ€™ll also find: • Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder) • A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your childrenâ€™s book published and break out • In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writersâ€™ conferences and more! PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.
Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards
The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 26th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 650 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: • Interviews with some of today's hottest authors and illustrators, including author R.L. Stine (the Goosebumps series), author Marie Lu (Legend), author Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and illustrator Debbie Ridpath (I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black). • The ever-popular "First Books" article, where debut writers and illustrators explain what they did right and how you can follow in their footsteps to success. • In-depth articles on picture books, query letters, novel voice, author platform, the status of indie-publishing, literary agents, and more. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively seeking new writers of children's books right now. "I buy a copy of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market every single year. It's the definitive, must-have resource for children's publishing." --Jesse Klausmeier, author of the picture book Open This Little Book "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is a great resource for artists and writers who are ready to share their talent with the world." --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing! If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2018 is just the resource you need. Now in its 30th edition, CWIM contains more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more, making it the definitive guide for anyone seeking to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. These listings also include helpful information about who to contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. Inside, you'll also find: • Interviews with accomplished authors, such as Kwame Alexander, Dandi Daley Mackall, and Kenneth Oppel • Advice from 21 debut authors of picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult fiction sharing their personal journeys to success and publication • Roundtable discussions with agents on what they're currently seeking, interviews with authors who published with small presses, and informative articles on the craft of writing • A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com (print version only) + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "How to Query Agents for Children's Picture Books, Middle-Grade, and Young Adult Fiction" by agent Jennifer De Chiara of the De Chiara Literary Agency
The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing! The 32nd edition of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market is the definitive and trusted guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, CWIM 2020 is the resource you need. In this book, you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more. These listings include a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. This edition also features: • Interviews with bestselling authors including Cassandra Clare, N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson, Leigh Bardugo, and more. • Craft articles on topics ranging from P.O.V., mocking-up picture books, and including diverse characters. • Business articles on topics such as making the most of your platform, tracking submissions, and blocking out distractions when you write, and much more.