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The 3R's of Children's Books as a Radical Act:
The 3 R’s—Reflection, Reclamation and Regeneration—help us envision a full and effective path of action that ultimately supports true power rising from our communities in the form of our OWN VOICE. (Read more about Children's Books as a Radical Act - including statistics on IPOC authors)
Who's Involved in Making a Picture Book? - flow chart:
This fun flow chart talks about the different people involved in making a children's book and can be helpful to get an overview of the different roles whether you're going with a traditional publisher or considering self-publishing. This is from the Make Books Now! Indie Publisher Training & Action Program through our School.
Traditional or Alternative? Who's Helping Make My Children's Book? - a self-publishing worksheet:
This worksheet is also from the Make Books Now! Indie Publisher Training & Action Program through our School and is a helpful tool to think about what assistance you might need when self-publishing. Also talks briefly about the different roles in traditional children's books publishing.
Typical 32 Page Children's Book - Spread Overview:
This PDF is from The Art of It e-book that accompanies The Heart of It: Creating Children's Books that Matter e-course through our School. Discusses the "industry standard" 32 page picture book and why that is as well as optional layouts within that standard and what endpapers are.