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Title: Looking for picture book with green theme
Post by: robert-carter on November 29, 2014, 11:24 AM
Hello,

I just finished 3 fiction picture book manuscripts with green themes.  I would like to read all the PB I can that are green. ie   My favorites are  "On Meadowview Street" and "The Lorax"

Is there a publisher that looks favorably on green themed books?

Thanks so much,

Rob
Title: Re: Looking for picture book with green theme
Post by: Betsy on November 29, 2014, 03:29 PM
It depends on whether your manuscript is fiction or nonfiction. Most publishers of nonfiction pbs are looking for green themes. BUT--and this is a huge one, you'll need a unique slant on the topic. (I use the Amazon Advanced Search option to do preliminary research on what's already been published.) Also, if it's nonfiction, try to get an expert or two to vet your work, and possibly recommend it.

If it's fiction and has a lively plot, that would be appealing too. Go to your local independent bookstore and look at other, similar books. See who published them. That should give you a list. It's impossible for us to tell you specifically without knowing more about the manuscripts.
Title: Re: Looking for picture book with green theme
Post by: Alison A on November 29, 2014, 04:18 PM
Betsy's given you great advice. There's quite a glut of "green" PBs out there (including mine), so your manuscripts will need a new twist to help them standout to an agent or editor.

I second Besty's suggestion of checking with your local bookseller or ask the children's librarian in your town for the most current "green" PBs on the shelves.

Title: Re: Looking for picture book with green theme
Post by: robert-carter on November 30, 2014, 07:12 AM
Thank you so much for your help.  Oh, yes I should have said, they are fiction.

 I will check out Amazon Advanced Search right now.

I have found a couple sites that list "The Best" green PBs and have started my list.    I do think that my manuscripts are very unique.   ::-)  I was very careful not to be preachy and at the same time was able to get some strong ideas across.  My local group of SCBWI has been very helpful and encouraging... I think I am ready to let my manuscripts out into the world... well almost. (wink, wink)

Thank you again for all your help, (This was my first post) 

Have a great weekend,

Rob
Title: Re: Looking for picture book with green theme
Post by: Pczajak on December 05, 2014, 06:41 AM
Hi Rob try "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown