Interested in Children’s Book Writing and/or Illustrating?


SCBWI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Michigan’s chapter of SCBWI
Michigan SCBWI Blog

We Need Diverse Books


Join the Storystorm challenge! Tara Lazar maintains a blog chock-full of idea generating tips.


(Note: these link to amazon, but PLEASE, PLEASE support your local bookstore!!!)

Childrens Book Market Guide

Writing with Pictures by Uri Shulevitz


Thumbnail Templates
Here are two templates I created for anyone to use. Writers and Illustrators can use these to plan their stories.
One is to see the whole story arc on one sheet, and one is a little larger for a little more detail, or to compare different scenarios.

32-pg Thumbnail sheet
Click to download printable 8.5×11 PDF

12-pg Square Thumbnail sheet
Click to download printable 8.5×11 PDF


Mazza Museum
Located in Findlay Ohio, the Mazza Museum is the world’s first and largest museum devoted to literacy and the art of children’s picture books.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Located in Amherst, MA, the mission of the Carle Museum is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books.

National Storytelling Network

A worldwide evening of storytelling on or about the third Saturday in November. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling.

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