The Children's Book Academy is so happy to have helped writers and illustrators bring wonderful children's books into the world and look forward to helping others make many more in the future! 500 Published so far with more coming!

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And now for a personal invitation to join us on December 5th & 6th for the 2020 Picture Book Palooza, and this time we've made it bigger and better with THE PANELS!!!! And this time, it's a low cost fundraiser for our school scholarships! Most of the contributors are former students who now have wonderful careers and many are scholarship winners themselves. You can't begin to imagine how much goodness there will be and all attendees will also receive bibliographies and worksheets from the panelists.

For only $20, you'll learn from a whole bunch of amazing writers, agents, editors, receive tons of learning, book giveaways, and have gobs of fun in this fab two-day children's book weekend extravaganza. We want to give more scholarships to bring more diversity into kidlit and help those who might not otherwise be able to afford our courses. Just register here and be prepared for a rootin', tootin', good time learning all sorts of wonderful and helpful things! You don't want to miss this one! And don't worry. If you can't make it live, it will be recorded!

What Else is Coming Up Next at the Academy?

In January, we have another session of The Craft & Business of Writing Picture Books, six fabulous weeks of mentoring, critiquing, learning, growing, making art and kid's books, and opening all sorts of career doors and opportunities with exclusive submission opportunities.

It truly is our pleasure to be able to share our courses and learning resources, editor/agent access, mentorship, membership, and wonderful communities to help you create fantastic publishable children's books.

Whether you’re interested in learning to write or illustrate and publish traditionally, self-publishing, finally learning Photoshop, discovering your writer's and character's voices, upgrading your skills in general, or learning the rules to break to make your picture book, or how to make those important connections and access new markets, we have something for everyone, from beginner to seasoned pro!

Just click here, look around, sign up for a course from our award-winning faculty, and jump-start or refresh your career!

Here are Some Testimonials From Former Students

Sending creative love - the Children's Book Academy!

Just some of the 500 books published or contracted by former student that we know about.

More to come soon!

And here are the first books that our Director, Dr. Mira Reisberg, edited and art directed for CBA students through her position at Clearfork Publishing's kidlit imprint Spork. Some of these are already available and the rest are available for pre-order. Will you be next?

We hope so, whether it's through Spork or some other publisher.