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1. Shorter is Sweeter

When you write picture books, you need to pare the text to the bare minimum. 

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2014/09/shorter-really-is-sweeter/

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2. Picture Book Tips

Twenty do's and twenty don'ts from Mem Fox about writing picture books. 

http://memfox.com/for-writers-hints/for-writers-20-dos-and-20-donts/

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3. Leave Room for the Illustrators

Picture book writers can tighten their manuscripts by remembering the illustrations will help carry the story. 

http://taralazar.com/2010/02/20/saying-a-lot-with-a-little/

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4. Powerful Picture Books

Eve Bunting gives a few hints on writing picture books. 

http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/3182/eve-bunting-pointers-for-writing-powerful-picture-books/

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5. Endpages

Endpages in hardback picture books help justify their higher price. 

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2014/08/do-hardback-childrens-picture-books.html

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6. Nonfiction Picture Books

Led by children's book historian Leonard Marcus, a panel of picture book experts discusses nonfiction in picture books. 

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/62215-nonfiction-in-picture-books-a-panel-discussion.html

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7. Art Notes

Another approach to use when you need to put art notes into your picture book manuscript. 

http://taralazar.com/2012/10/03/art-notes-in-picture-book-manuscripts/

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8. Wordless Picture Books

How wordless picture books empower children. 

http://www.slj.com/2014/05/authors-illustrators/how-wordless-picture-books-empower-children-slj-day-of-dialogue-2014/#_

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9. Making Picture Books Sing

Use of these poetic tools will help make your picture book memorable. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/06/guest-post-helen-ketteman-on-making.html

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10. Picture Book Revision

Here are some common problems in picture book manuscripts and how to correct them. 

http://www.writingforchildrenandteens.com/revision/revision-9-1-1-for-fiction-picture-books/

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11. Picture Book Structures

There are many ways to structure your picture book, and here are seven of them.

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/7-ways-to-structure-your-picture-book

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12. Challenging Content

Even picture books can contain darker themes. 

http://picturebookden.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenging-content-in-picture-books-by.html

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13. How Not to Write a Picture Books

Make your picture book better by avoiding these common traps. 

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2014/08/dont-do-it-how-not-to-write-picture.html

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14. Picture Book Agents

Not all agents represent picture books. Here's a list of some that do. 

http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/mondays-with-mandy-or-mira/100-picture-book-agents

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15. Selling Your Picture Book

Here are some things to think about as you try to find a publisher for your picture book.

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-sell-your-picture-book

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16. Picture Book Agents

Not all children's book agents represent picture books, but here's a list of some that do. 

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/p/picture-book-agents.html

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17. Rhyming Tricks

Here are some ways to avoid having a sing-songy rhyming book. 

http://themetermaids.blogspot.com/2013/08/throw-these-tricks-in-mix.html

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18. Picture Books by Topics

Here's an extensive list of "perfect" picture books, organized by topic. 

http://susannahill.blogspot.com/p/perfect-picture-books.html

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19. Rhyming Picture Book Month

The first annual rhyming picture book month opens for registration of March 16, 2014. 

http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/rhypibomo-countdown/

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20. Writing Picture Books

Here are a few basic rules you may not know about writing picture books.

http://writetodone.com/six-best-tips-writing-childrens-picture-books/

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21. Picture Book Database

Search for picture book titles by category in this database. 

http://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/picturebook/

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22. 1,000 Words Or Less

It's not easy to write with the low word count of the picture book. 

http://metro.nyscbwi.org/news/a-story-in-a-1000-words-or-less/

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23. Picture Books

Author George Shannon blogs about all things picture book. 

http://georgeshannon.wordpress.com/

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24. Alphabet Books

Writing an alphabet book isn't as easy as A,B,C. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2012/05/guest-post-eric-pinder-on-x-files-why.html

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25. Picture Book Tips

Five award-winning picture book authors give their advice. 

http://www.openbooktoronto.com/articles/writing_picture_books_tips_top

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