This page of my blog is all about picture books. If you like to learn more about writing chapter books, please visit my other blog page—ChapterBookPedia


Dissecting the craft of writing picture books

Picture Book types 

  • High-concept Books link
  • Historical fiction picture books link
  • Concept Books for cultural & Social topics link

Narrative Structure 


  • Character types
    • Adult character in picture books (coming soon)
    • Ensemble cast link
  • Character Arc:
    • What is a Character Arc? link
    • Dynamic  Arc 
      • Positive-change Arc & Negative-change Arc link
      • Flat-arc Character link

Art of storytelling

Picture Book Biography 

  • Introduction link
  • Narrative Structure in biographies link
  • Antagonist & Tension (coming soon)
  • Timeframe link
  • Point Of View link
  • Infodump (coming soon)

Tough Topics

  • Incarceration link

Dissecting your Picture Book Manuscript


Query Letter