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Writing Books for Children for illustrators is a self-paced online course. This was the first children's book writing course designed for illustrators and visual thinkers. The course includes wordplay, idea generators, and assignments—plus loads of picture book samples. I pooled these ideas from 30 years of experience in the children's book industry. This course will help you create original children's book concepts and flush them out to create a 32-page picture book. 


(This course is a great prequel to Illustrating Books for Children.)




  • Three Writing Lessons From an Illustrators Point of View

  • Three Assignments

  • Writing Prompts and Wordplay

  • Loads of book recommendations


You will receive:

  • Three writing lessons from an illustrator's point of view.

  • Three assignments

  • Writing prompts and word-play

  • Loads of book recommendations


Created by:  Kristen Balouch

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

  • Worked with most of the major publishers.

  • Loved and followed the industry for over 30 years.

  • Professor at Pratt Institute, previously taught Senior Computer Illustration and currently teaches Illustration Business.

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