Updated List of Resources
Since Look at My Book was published, I’ve discovered some additional resources for young authors and illustrators in addition to the ones on page 32 of the book. To suggest additional ideas, see CONTACT info.
Carter, David A. and James Diaz. The Elements of Pop-Up: A Pop-Up Book for Aspiring Paper Engineers. Little Simon, 1999. A complete guide to the ins and outs of making pop-up books.
Fletcher, Ralph. A Writers Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You. HarperTrophy, 1996. How to record your thoughts and use them to create stories and poems. Also by the same author, How Writers Work: Finding a Process that Works for You.
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. Perennial Currents, 1994. A comic book that explains the comic book style of writing and illustrating.
Rhatigan, Joe. In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids. Lark, 2003. A variety of great ways to showcase books, including recording it on tape, making it into a calendar, creating a literary luminary, and many more.
Wong, Janet. You Have to Write. Margaret K. McElderry, 2002. Good ideas for kids who have writing to do but are having a little trouble getting it completed.
Zemke, Deborah. D is for Doodle. Blue Apple Books, 2004. A book of alphabet themed art with step-by-step directions for drawing alligators to zebras.
Scholastic Book Fairs sponsors a contest called Kids Are Authors. Students can submit a picture book and the winning entries are published. For more details, call 1-800-874-4809 ext. 8175 or visit their web site at http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/kaa/
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