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Debbie Ridpath Ohi FAQ > Getting Into The Business > I'm a newbie when it comes to picture book dummies and submission formats. Can you recommend any useful resources?

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This is a list of questions I am frequently asked. Here's a list of links to my more popular pages. Thanks for visiting! -- Debbie

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Q. I'm a newbie when it comes to picture book dummies and submission formats. Can you recommend any useful resources?

Here are some useful resources:

An Illustrator's Guide To Creating A Picture Book - by Meghan McCarthy

Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout - by Tara Lazar

How To Make A Picture Book Dummy in 9 Easy Steps - by Wendy Martin

Crafting A Picture Book Dummy (physical instructions) - by Leeza Hernandez

Making A Picture Book Dummy (physical instructions) - by Margaret Sturton

Creating Picture Books - by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. 

Also:

SCBWI's The Book: The Eseential Guide To Publishing For Children

Harold Underdown's The Purple Crayon has a ton of great basic info for those new to children's book writing and illustrating.

Last updated on November 10, 2015 by Debbie Ohi