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Recommended Books for the Children's Book Writer and Illustrator

By The editors of LEE & LOW BOOKS

There are several relatively new or reissued books about writing for children that have gotten good reviews, although they are not specifically about writing multicultural books. Here are some of the books we suggest:

THE BUSINESS OF WRITING FOR CHILDREN
by Aaron Shepard
(Shepard Publications, 2000)
He also has a website

CHILDREN’S WRITER AND
ILLUSTRATOR MARKET

by Chuck Sambuchino
(Writer’s Digest Books, 2015)

CHILDREN’S WRITER’S WORD BOOK 2ND EDITION
by Alijandra Mogilner
(Writer's Digest Books, 2006)

THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE
TO PUBLISHING CHILDREN’S BOOKS 3RD EDITION

by Harold Underdown
(Alpha Books, 2008)

DEAR GENIUS: THE LETTERS OF
URSULA NORDSTROM

edited by Leonard Marcus
(HarperCollins, 2000)

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED: HOW TO WRITE IT, SELL IT AND MARKET IT... SUCCESSFULLY
by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
(Workman Publishing Company, 2010)

SHOW ME A STORY!: WHY PICTURE BOOKS MATTER: CONVERSATIONS WITH 21 OF THE WORLD'S MOST CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATORS
by Leonard S. Marcus
(Candlewick, 2013)

THE WAY TO WRITE
FOR CHILDREN

by Joan Aiken
(St. Martins Press, 1999)

WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION: A WRITER'S AND ARTIST'S COMPANION
by Linda Newbery and Yvonne Coppard
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)

WRITING WITH PICTURES:
HOW TO WRITE AND
ILLUSTRATE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

by Uri Shulevitz
(Watson-Guptill, 1997)

YOU CAN WRITE CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2ND EDITION
by Tracey E. Dils
(Writer's Digest Books, 2009)

websites for writers and illustrators

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