Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sidebar: "Children's Picturebooks" Book

Allow me to take a break from re-capping the Miami conference to introduce a new book, coming out next month... "Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling" by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles. According to the publisher's (Laurence King) description:

Children’s picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children’s picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children’s picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
My opinion? Sounds flippin' awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Catherine,
    I saw your question on the SCBWI website. I'm a Florida blogger. I live in Gainesville. Here is my blog address:

    I subscribed to your blog. Hope to get to meet you at a conference sometime.