How to Make a Book (about My Dog)
How do you make a picture book? Well, you need an author, an illustrator, and . . . a dog?!
Acclaimed author Chris Barton and his trusty pooch Ernie show readers how to make a nonfiction picture book . . . about Ernie! From coming up with ideas, researching, and writing a first draft to finding the perfect illustrator, deciding what goes on the cover, and getting every last wrod—er, word—just right, you’ll see how a book is made from beginning to end.
From acquisitions and editing to graphic design and dog treats, find out what’s required to bring a book to life. This title perfectly blends how-to and humor for an informative look at book publishing. And look, this is part of the marketing step!
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Cybils Nominee
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“A gem of a book.” –Children’s Literature
“[A]spiring authors will find the volume intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly
“A master class in how to make a picture book.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[G]eneral readers and budding authors will still come away strongly impressed by the everyday miracle that is the book in their hands.”—Booklist
Author: Chris Barton
Chris Barton is the author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books including Dazzle Ships, Whoosh!, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?. His books have won several awards including a Sibert Honor for The Day-Glo Brothers and an Orbis Pictus Recommended for All of a Sudden and Forever. Chris lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.
Illustrator: Sarah Horne
Sarah Horne grew up in snowy Derbyshire, UK, with some goats and a brother. She then decided to be sensible and studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and earned a Masters degree at Kingston University. Sarah has written and/or illustrated numerous books for children and has also worked on commissions for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Kew Gardens, Sesame Street, and for IKEA as their Children's Illustrator In Residence. She now draws, paints, writes, and giggles from underneath a pile of paper at her studio in London.