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Title: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: jojocookie on August 19, 2013, 12:34 PM
Specifically picture books?

 :studia:
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: JFriday on August 19, 2013, 01:16 PM
For just picture books, my favorite is Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul.
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: Tammi on August 19, 2013, 02:39 PM
I second that!  :goldstar
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: jojocookie on August 19, 2013, 02:50 PM
Thank you JFriday & tammi. I'll go look them up. :whitebunny
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: Jean Reidy on August 19, 2013, 05:42 PM
And another vote for Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul.
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: Nanci on August 19, 2013, 07:05 PM
I will chime in with yet another vote for that book.
It's great.
 :fireworks
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: onestepp on August 19, 2013, 08:01 PM
I also like "How To Write And Illustrate Children's Books And Get Them Published' by Treld Pelkey Bicknell and Felicity Trotman
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: RaeE on August 19, 2013, 08:08 PM
 :nothing

Thanks for starting this thread, jojocookie!
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: jojocookie on August 20, 2013, 04:21 AM
Yes, I do have the one book, How To Illustrate Children's Books And Get Them Published.

In my search I did happen to run across: Picture Writing by Anastasia Suen.

Happy to please, RaeE.  :grin
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on August 20, 2013, 06:45 AM
I'm going to vote for Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul too!

Two that are for illustrators, but have great info about story (helpful to writers too - if you want to think of the visual side of the story, and how that affects and intertwines with the words):

Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz

Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: jojocookie on August 22, 2013, 12:35 PM
 :exactly: Thanks everyone. I know this will be a help.
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: rab on August 22, 2013, 06:01 PM
One I just read recently and discussed on another thread is Linda Ashman's The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, which is for sale as a PDF on her website (http://www.lindaashman.com/newsletter.htm). It's particularly good about rhyme, but I learned a ton about the basic how-to's of pb writing.
Title: Re: What are your favorite books that discuss the craft?
Post by: mrsbear on August 23, 2013, 07:20 PM
Joan Aiken's Writing for Children, Susan Cooper's Dreams and Wishes, and Richard Peck's Invitations to the World are my favorite books on writing. I also really like Uri Shulevitz's Writing with Pictures.