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Is anyone writing children’s book?

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Jedimastermama Sun 04-Feb-18 07:41:27

Or have done?

I’m have a few ideas for a children’s book, aimed towards younger children (3-6years maybe)

Just wondering how you found the process.


schmalex Mon 05-Feb-18 07:45:03

I'd recommend Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul as a good place to start, plus of course reading loads of recently published picture books and analysing them.

Jedimastermama Mon 05-Feb-18 09:34:35

Thanks Schmalex 😊

Harris197801 Mon 05-Feb-18 13:33:02

Just finished and have interest from a couple of publishers. It seems to be an extremely difficult area to get into as the cost to publish children’s books are higher than say a normal novel due to needing to be a hardback, illustrators etc. That’s before any retailer takes 55 percent for stocking the book.

Keep going though it will be well worth it in the end!!

Blerg Mon 05-Feb-18 14:04:26

I have written some picture books, and am hoping to get an agent. I also write chapter books for older children for an online resource.

I would recommend joining the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators - or their Facebook group. Lots of info and opportunities.

Jedimastermama Wed 07-Feb-18 10:47:35

Thanks everyone, your advice is very much appreciated 😊

schmalex Wed 07-Feb-18 11:34:26

Yes, SCBWI is great!

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