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Guest Post: Beth Brody–Embrace the Destruction

...We saw the sky turn green. We heard the choo-choo wind blow over. We saw a fellow workshop attendee literally blown sideways, feet off the ground and everything, while trying...…

Greg Leitich Smith

...Engine (Clarion), and the forthcoming Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn (Roaring Brook). In addition, he is the coauthor of Santa Knows (Dutton). His children’s writing als…

Miranda Paul: Making Science Fun (or Funny!)

...Bag and Water Is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and awards include a 2016

Cooking Up Stories: A Recipe + a Book–Mango, Abuela, and Me

...“sky-blue” or “forest-green”? Maybe you would sketch in reaction to a feeling? Don’t worry if your first attempt is cliché. Write that first id…

Chris Tebbetts: Visual Outlining

...pink for characters, tan for plot points, and representative quotes in green. It wasn’t until I mapped the outline this way that I really saw the shape of the overall...…

Short and easy, right? How hard can it be to write a picture book?

...humorous way. Example: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. Bedtime books. Lulling text and soothing storylines encourage snuggling up and preparing for sleep. Example: Hoot &…

Guest Post: Believing After 10+ Rejections–Carmen Oliver

...first Austin SCBWI Conference in 2005. A newbie, scared and completely green, I’d come on my own. I knew no one. I felt like a fish out of water. Should...…

Juanita Havill

...book. Grow: A Novel in Verse earned her the Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award and the Santa Monica Green Prize for youth fiction. Juanita’s recent work includes Cal…

Eliot Schrefer

...the National Book Award and the Walden Award and winner of the 2012 Green Earth Book Award. His other young adult novels include The School for Dangerous Girls, The Deadly...…

Behind the Scenes with a Bookseller: Dave Richardson

...to visit this indie bookstore located just south of Cincinnati, it is like stepping inside your favorite children’s books. You’ll visit the Great Green Room modeled aft…

Podcast #1 Angela Dominguez: Finding Inspiration in Family Stories

...for the entire 2019 workshop season. In this episode, hear Angela and Alison talk about: How Angela’s grandfather and his presence in her life became the basis for the book..…

Jennifer Swanson: Science Writing… It’s Not Just for Nonfiction

...Alison Weiss, senior editor at Sky Pony Press and on-site faculty, just signed on a STEM-based chapter book series called Lucy’s Lab by author Michelle Houts. She will share …

The Form of a Story: A Kind of “Cup” That Holds the Content

...consider before they arrive are: WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND, by Alison McGhee. LONG WAY DOWN, by Jason Reynolds BROWN GIRL DREAMING, by Jacquelyn Woodson COUNTDOWN and REVOLUTION, by Debo…

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