Centering "Heart" In Picture Books with Naomi Kirsten of Chronicle Books

Created February 26, 2024 by Druscilla Santiago


Authors and illustrators are often told to create “what they know.” But what does that really mean? When it comes to children’s picture books (fiction and nonfiction), how do you parlay your experience into a project that will resonate with publishers and, ultimately, readers? And how does a creator balance the personal with the commercial? In this hour-long-webinar, Chronicle Books Senior Editor Naomi Kirsten will explore examples of titles on her list that reflect successful examples of “picture books with heart,” and share ways to effectively position and present your project to a publisher.