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Title: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: mollymom103 on August 26, 2013, 12:04 PM
Hi folks, do you have a favorite picture book blogs about the craft of writing and illustrating picture books? Please let me know yoru faves. Thanks.
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: Tammi on August 26, 2013, 02:24 PM
Picture This! is my #1 favorite pb blog. Rob Sanders even has his posts organized in a Blog Directory. Fancy-shmancy.

http://robsanderswrites.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: Franzilla on August 26, 2013, 06:30 PM
Tara Lazar's http://taralazar.com/ Always entertaining and informative (infotainment, I call it).

There are others... will have to check my Google Reader.

Modified to add:
Very useful:
http://susannahill.blogspot.com/p/perfect-picture-books.html

Lovely to look at:
http://picturebookillustration.blogspot.com/

Also lovely to look at:
http://theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com/

GORGEOUS to look at:
http://designofthepicturebook.com/ (Hello Carter!)

And just because I LOVE Walker Books and would marry them if they were a man (and if I weren't already married, and so on and so forth – I just love their books, okay?!):
http://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: LoriA on August 26, 2013, 11:18 PM
Former agent Mary Kole has a great craft blog (PB, MG & YA) at http://kidlit.com/

And Debbie Ridpath Ohi has multiple blogs on both writing and illustrating PBs. Her website is http://debbieohi.com/
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: KatyD on August 27, 2013, 07:50 AM
This is not necessarily a craft blog (depends on how you look at it, I guess), but I LOVE Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I enjoy reading about illustrators and the art of the picture book. I would love to be able to illustrate.
http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/ (http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/)
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: 217mom on August 27, 2013, 08:53 AM
BB J.C. Phillips has a wonderful one-

http://ninjawoman.blogspot.com/

As does BB Pam Calvert-

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/p/picture-book-university.html
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: mollymom103 on August 27, 2013, 10:00 AM
Wow! Thank you for all these great suggestions!  :)
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: KatyD on August 27, 2013, 11:10 AM
I was just coming back to recommend BB Pam's Picture Book University, too!
Title: Re: List the Best Picture Book Blogs
Post by: CarrieF on August 28, 2013, 05:04 AM
There are lots I like to check in with, but my hands-down favorite, must-read is Picture Book Den: http://picturebookden.blogspot.com