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Picture Book Blogs

On Saturday, I will be teaching a “Writing the Picture Book” class at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library. The workshop runs from 2-4 p.m on Saturday, October 8. The class is free, thanks to the Seattle Public Library!

At the class, I’ll be giving out a couple handouts. There will be a couple exercises for us to do together and a handout which will include resources for picture book writers. However, since not everyone can attend Saturday’s workshop, I’ll also be posting a few things here.

The first is Picture Book Blogs. The following are three of my favorite picture book blogs. Each blog offers something uniquely different.

Picture Book Blogs

George Shannon’s Blog: http://georgeshannon.wordpress.com/

George Shannon, Seattle picture book author, keeps this blog and posts about the art of creating picture books.

7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/

Blog about picture book and graphic novel illustrations.

The Picture book Junkies Blog: http://pbjunkies.blogspot.com/

Five illustrators share their thoughts and insights about making picture books

Picture This: A Daily Dose of Writing to Picture Book Writer With Rob Sanders:


A great blog for the craft of writing as well as tips on submitting