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Continuation: Writing Books for Children 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. 



  • Three Lessons from an Illustrators Point of View

  • Three Assignments

  • Writing Prompts and Wordplay 

  • Loads of Book Recommendations


Created by:  Kristen Balouch

  • I’m a children’s book author & illustrator (published since 1999) of over 8 award-winning children’s books.

  • 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.