Tell Your Story: Picture Books

There’s just one thing we can tell you about writing a picture book: there is no one “right way” to do it.

You have a story to tell, and a unique voice with which to tell it.

Maybe you’ve had an idea for a while and want to get started. Maybe you’re looking for a place to find community and hone your craft.

No matter where you are on your journey, we’re glad you’re here.  Your story and your picture book can inspire children, and we’d love to help.

Picture Book Resources

Rediscovering Joy with Picture Books

Rediscovering Joy with Picture Books

These are your people, and this is your place

These are your people, and this is your place

Writing Picture Books That Meet Kids Where They Are

Writing Picture Books That Meet Kids Where They Are

Picture Book Author/Illustrators: Serving the Youngest Readers

Picture Book Author/Illustrators: Serving the Youngest Readers

Inspiring Children Through Story

“My picture book … deals with parents separating. One little boy, who parents recently divorced, went to bed with [it] many nights. This deeply moved me to know this picture book helped this little boy.

“I tutor 2nd grade reluctant readers. My understanding of picture book structure and prose allows me to help them learn more than words. Rather than just read the story, we talk about it.”

“You mean I get to keep this book forever?”

…Spoken by a child in tears who was gifted with one of my books at a school visit and had never owned a book before.

“When I hear kids giggle while I’m reading [my book] I feel like I’ve done the job I intended to do.

Picture Book Courses and Workshops

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Stories from Our Highlights Foundation Alumni

Celebrating Rhonda Roumani’s Book Birthday!

Celebrating Rhonda Roumani’s Book Birthday!

Attending the Jewish Symposium with Support from the PJ Library Scholarship

Attending the Jewish Symposium with Support from the PJ Library Scholarship

Celebrating Nathalie Alonso’s Picture Book Debut!

Celebrating Nathalie Alonso’s Picture Book Debut!

Celebration Station: Summer 2023

Celebration Station: Summer 2023

Our Mission in Action

Share Your Story, Inspire a Child
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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.