Have you ever dreamed of writing a children’s book? A Giveaway…
As parents and educators—people who spend their days in the company of children—we are perfectly poised to be children’s book authors. Picture books have been an invaluable teaching tool for me over the years. I often rely on them to spark inspiration in a new topic, start conversations about difficult topics, or to introduce engaging projects. Yet, there are so many more topics to explore, discussions to be had and projects to introduce, than there are children’s books. I have a long list of ideas for children’s book that I would like to write and finally one summer I decided to learn a bit more about the craft and business of writing books for children.
I registered for Emma Walton Hamilton’s course at the Southampton Children’s Literature Conference and had an amazing experience. I had no idea how many creative, practical, and technical details about writing children’s literature that I did not know, I did not know (you know what I mean)! As an author and editor of numerous children’s books, Emma has an immense amount of knowledge and insight to share. The great news is that she also offers her course, Just Write for Kids! online. That way you don’t have to come all the way to Southampton to benefit from her expertise—although if you do please drop me a line so we can meet for tea! The even better news is that Emma is generously offering a spot in her course to a Playful Learning reader!
To enter the giveaway, share your favorite picture book in the comments below (be sure to also leave your email address). The winner will be announced the morning of October 5th. Good luck!
Be sure to also check out Emma’s Children’s Book Hub, which provides access to invaluable resources for writers of children’s books!
Congratulations Sarah M!