Links I Like – Picture Books

These are links to exceptional posts I’ve appreciated about picture books. This list will grow… but I’m hoping the links don’t break.



Maria Papova’s Brief History of Children’s Picture Books & Visual Storytelling;

Writing Picture Books (Marisa Montes);

Australia’s PB Magic (Elizabeth Hale);

Picture Book Layout (Tara Lazar);

How to Write a Picture Book Cover Letter;

Will Terry offers a great perspective on Children’s Book Publishing – in a Nutshell.

Writing Stories in Rhythm & Rhyme (Dori Chaconas);

A Publisher’s Perspective on Rhyming Picture Books with Kate Wilson @NosyCrow;

Heather Burnell’s Monster List of PB Agents;

Christie Wright Wild’s glance at Casey McCormick‘s extensive PB Agent info;

Jennifer Laughran’s knowledge/advice on the business of PBs;

Heather Ayris Burnell interviews PB agent Susan Hawk on PBs;

Interview with Helen Chamberlain (editor/publisher of THIS IS THE MUD!);

Search for PBs by theme;

Jeanne’s Peaceful Day post of ANZAC Day picture books;  Anzac Day Picture Books

An excellent timeline of the Picture Book;

You’ve got mail! Illustrated Envelopes; 

Jon Klassen talks to Radio National about his hat books – which I adore!

Tara Lazar offers sage snippets from SCBWI;



Considering self-publishing? How to find an illustrator (Lisa Griffin);

Karen Inglis gives an in-depth analysis of her self-published PB journey;


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