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Illustrating Books for Children is a self-paced Online Course to Inspire and Encourage the Children’s Book Illustrator in you. This course is designed to create the visual foundation for your original children's book project and help you on your way to make it ready to pitch. The course Includes three illustration lessons, samples, mood boards, and assignments—plus loads of picture book samples. 


Writing Books for Children is a great prequel to this course!



  • Three Assignments

  • Loads of Book Recommendations

  • Publishing Resources


Created by:  Kristen Balouch

  • Children’s book author & illustrator (published since 1999) 

  • I’ve worked with most of the major publishers.

  • I’ve loved and followed the industry for over 30 years.

  • I've taught Senior Computer Illustration and currently teach Illustration Business at Pratt Institute.

  • I’ve worked in-house as a marketing designer for Random House Children’s Books.