Learning to Illustrate Children's Books

  • Kathryn Shoemaker


Children's book illustrators need to learn how to tell a story with pictures for children of all ages. That knowledge comes from learning how children read pictures at various developmental stages and from creating countless thumbnail sketches, story boards and book dummies that bring words and pictures together over and over again until they sing.

Author Biography

Kathryn Shoemaker
Kavid Beagley is Lecturer in Children's Literature and Literacy at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus, Victoria, Australia, where he teaches units in Genres, History, Australian and Post-colonial children's literature. He has previously taught in secondary schools, and has been a school and university librarian.
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