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Picture Books (PB) / Re: PB about the dark and cold side of human being?
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 08:43 PM »
Hmmm, one of my favorite PBs is Enemy Pie because kids can have enemies too.   
Mina by Matthew Forsythe was very interesting because it shows that parents don't always know what's best.
The Wodney Wat books deal with a bully.

As to exposing kids to the darker side of human nature, I think it depends on the specifics. Execution is everything, No pun intended :)
Picture Books (PB) / PB about the dark and cold side of human being?
« Last post by hue on Yesterday at 07:58 PM »
Hi, I am trying to find some recent PB (in the last ~10 years) that has its theme about the dark and cold side of other human beings and how children should deal with them. Such as how children should deal with selfish or cold-hearted people, etc. Not about death and loss thought.

One book somewhat related is This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Although the lesson is not straightforward.

I also wonder if it is proper to reveal the very dark side of life to children, to have them prepared. Because when they grow up, they'll eventually have to face it somehow. Please share your thoughts. Thank you!
I'm not sure what you mean by document. Are you talking about keeping a record for yourself or citing the guides as a source or something else?  To cite the Common Core State Standards (or any other standards document), treat it like any other source and use a Style Guide (Chicago or AP or whichever makes sense for your project) for guidance. Be consistent with whatever you use.

Author. "Title. of Section" Book pages (publishing info.)

You might also include a link and accessed date.
Print out the relevant information or cut and paste the information in a master document that has all your research notes, references, and links for the particular project.
Picture Books (PB) / New Children's Picture Book Story-TIME YouTube Channel
« Last post by justin-ford on September 19, 2022, 11:05 PM »
The YouTube Channel: “JustinTIME 4 StoryTIME” w Your favorite big brother Justin!

During the process of creating my new children’s picture-book entitled "I SEE ME" coming in October 2022 I became inspired and passionate on how I can do my part to really make a difference for children. Just as there is a lack of representation in the realm of children’s literacy there is an equal lack of representation in media for kids. Growing up we had amazing educational shows such as READING RAINBOW and even MR. ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD and this is how your new favorite big bro Justin was born.

This YouTube channel for kids will feature fun and diverse exciting story-times, positive affirmations, educational fun facts, sing-a-longs and so much MORE! Coming very soon!

I would love the opportunity to feature my fellow authors children's picture-books on this channel for FREE. Not only so we can assist in the promotion of the book but also to provide our children with literacy they can be a part of and see themselves in! I have attached my YOUTUBE channel trailer in the dropbox below! Check it out and if you would like your book considered for a FREE feature LET'S COLLABORATE :)

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Chapter Books, Easy Readers, and Middle Grade (MG) / Re: Reading Level
« Last post by Sara on September 14, 2022, 07:37 PM »
Erin, perhaps you were asking for site suggestions, but another really useful resource in the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S WORD BOOK. It lists common words and their synonyms by grade level.
That's what I'm thinking. I'll write the book I want to write and then see what an editor or, dream of dreams, an agent says about leveling it up or down!

Start with a critique group or post on the Blueboard for critique. You can also find critique partners through most SCBWI chapters or by posting here:
Picture Books (PB) / MOVED: Digital Dummy
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on September 14, 2022, 06:17 PM »
This topic has been moved to The Drawing Board.
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