Get acquainted with the changing world of children's literature by revisiting your literary past and exploring awards given for children's book creations
Discover the world of children's picture books, where text and illustrations tell the whole story.
Become familiar with books written specifically for emergent readers and those ready for first chapter books, and discover resources to help you with age-appropriate words and book lengths.
Grow in your knowledge of middle-grade and young adult literature and the potential markets in each.
Take a closer look at the new world of children's nonfiction writing, where creative presentation is one key to a publishing contract. Then explore innovative research methods to keep those facts straight—and editors exceptionally happy!
Discover the vital difference between story and plot, and how to use dramatic elements to write your own children's book.
Pick the right story pattern for your book, and use suspense and mystery to craft a dynamic first page that will hook your readers.
Polish your manuscript with tips and techniques from editors and colleagues.
Improve your odds of becoming published by better understanding the general marketplace, the submission process, and the specific needs of publishers.
Learn the industry-accepted methods for approaching an editor and selling your work.
Move from writing books to selling them by gaining a better understanding of contractual issues and how to promote your work.
Learn how to continue to grow as a children's writer and how to develop skills that will open the publishing doors for you.