Free and Inexpensive
Child Stories Resources
Child Stories Reference Books and Websites
- FabJob Guide to Becoming a Children’s Book Author
This guide is inexpensive and extremely useful.
- 2006 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market, by Alice Pope (Editor), ISBN: 1582974020
This is still probably the #1 reference for children's writer's and illustrators.
- The Business of Writing for Children: An Award-Winning Author's Tips on Writing and Publishing Children's Books, or How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book for Kids, by Aaron Shepard, ISBN: 0938497111
A quick read but packed with useful information.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition , Second Edition (Paperback), by Harold D. Underdown, ISBN: 1592571433
- Writer's & Illustrator's Guide to Children's Book Publishers and Agents, 2nd Edition : Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over! , by Ellen R. Shapiro, ISBN: 0761526862
- Writing World, www.writing-world.com/children
A very complete library of articles and other resources for writing and marketing your child story.
- Writer’s Digest.com
Here you can join an online forum, peruse the articles or check out the resources.
- Fear of Writing
Putting the fun back into writing! Whether you're a writer or a "closet writer," you'll find easy and fun ways to get inspired and start writing. Includes online course, articles for writers and free e-zine.
Child Stories Professional AssociationsChild Stories Publishers
Child Stories Courses
- Trafford Publishing, www.trafford.com
Have you written a picture book for children? Discover an amazing breakthrough in full-color book publishing -- beautifully simple, delightfully efficient and surprisingly affordable. These guys offer useful information including a publishing guide and an online book profit calculator.
A major self-publishing house.
Information for Parents
- The Professional Children’s Writing Program of the Professional Career Development Institute
At $689.00, this course is not cheap but the curriculum looks solid and they do offer an “Easy Payment Plan” (a low down payment of $5.00; interest-free monthly payments of $29.00 each month for 23 months; plus a final payment of $17.00).
- Write a Book Now
I haven't had a chance to check this out yet so please let me know if you do. It does sound compelling: “How YOU can Write Your Book On Anything in 14 Days or Less... Guaranteed!--An Expert's Step-by-Step Guide”
Fun Sites for Kids
Homeboundbooks offers a 30-volume set of tiny picture books that you can download, print out and then assemble and color in with your kids. The stories are mostly for younger children (toddlers to about six years old).
Pers offers news, jokes, games and toys for kids. You can also become a member and get your artwork or pictures posted on their site.
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