Calling All Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

We Have a Real Game-Changer For You Co-Taught by TWO Acquiring Editors with an additional FIVE Editors and Agents joining us live to work with you directly and TWELVE SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES!!!

The First LIVE Training Starts August 26th! Register Today and Save $70.00!!!

Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned writer or illustrator, find out why our students say this course is..."like attending twenty conferences or a prestigious MFA program in one course."


Join our Highly Interactive, Proven Track-Record eCourse & Talent Search Designed to Fit Any Schedule.
Starting August 26th 2019 and Running 6 Full Weeks including tons of individual support, a BONUS instant access mini-conference week, and MANY other bonuses!!


THE CHILDREN'S BOOK ACADEMY DIFFERENCE IS A GAME-CHANGER!


Here's a sneak peek at this year's LOVELY LIVE MENTORS who will be joining us each week of the course to help you SUCCEED in writing a wonderful marketable picture book!


AND THEN THERE ARE THE GOLDEN TICKETS

What's a Golden Ticket? A Golden Ticket is when you get to submit directly to an agent or editor and bypass the slush pile or closed house submission policy. In this course, you'll learn not only how to write marketable picture books, but also how to write great bios and cover letters to catch an agent or editor's eye. Then our panel of judges will look at a secret website page of student's pitches and bios that they're interested in seeing more from and hopefully publish your work (yes dreams do come true).

SOME OF THE MANY BOOKS RACHAEL HAS WORKED ON, IS WORKING ON, OR HAS ACQUIRED

SOME OF THE MANY BOOKS MIRA HAS WORKED ON, IS WORKING ON, OR HAS ACQUIRED


HOW IT ALL WORKS...

It's a 5-week online highly-interactive, mentored e-course and talent search with everything you need to know about writing, selling and marketing children's picture books. Starting August 26th 2019, it also includes a bonus instant-access mini-conference week, an additional 6 months of exclusive access to materials, a keep forever community, and an e-book of course materials.

PLUS A FABULOUS BONUS FOR THE FIRST 20 TO REGISTER: HALF OFF OUR AWESOME START TODAY "LET'S GET FUNNY: WRITING HUMOR FOR KIDS COURSE" (which is getting rave reviews!)

ENROLLING IS EASY...

Choose from 4 incredible course options:

The Big Bonus Level

There's the BIG BONUS Level. This is our base level - which includes the course, the bonuses, the interaction and everything else except an individual one-hour live critique! A great value! If you are interested in adding a live, 1-on-1 intensive critique, please see our following options below. ***Sadly, you can't register now and request a heavily discounted critique later after you hear how fabulous they are. If you can go the extra distance, do, but you'll need to act now as these sell out quickly, especially Mira’s.

SUPER Exciting News! Critiques with Mira and Rachael are sold out so we added TWO other fantastic editors to work with you with a WHOPPING $70.00 discount using code: 19PBLove for the course plus bonuses plus a killer one-hour critique with either

Albert Whitman Executive Editor Christina Pulles, or

Penguin/Random House/Knopf Editor Julia Maguire!

Executive Editor Christina Pulles has ONE critique left. Just click here for the one hour critique and the entire course or click the BIG Button Bellow!

Success with Christin at the Children's Book Academy

Or grab one of the Success packages with Penguin/Random House/KNOPF Editor Julia Maguire who is also a high level acquiring editor. Grab Julia right now and save $70 right here.

Success with Julia at the Children's Book Academy

I'm so sorry, Rachael and Mira's critiques are SOLD OUT.

About Your Co-Instructors/Mentors

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FROM NOW UNTIL AUGUST 13th register with the case-sensitive Promo Code: 19PBLove to SAVE A WHOPPING ADDITIONAL $70 making the Big Bonus Level 507 and the Course Plus Individual One-Hour Mentoring Critiques Only 607! Wow!!!
Sadly the deeply, deeply discounted critiques with Rachael and Mira are now sold out but the GREAT NEWS is... you can still get a handful of deeply discounted ones with either Christina Pulles (ALbert Whitman Exec Editor), Julia Maguire (Knopf Editor), or Frances Gilbert (Penguin/Random House Editor-in-Chief)!

Just subtract $70 from the prices below and use the 19PBLove when you register with one of the magic buttons!

*The pink price above is for our Bonanza Big Bonus Level and the yellow price is for our Success Levels, which include intensive critiques and mentoring sessions*

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Registering for the Craft & Business of Writing Children's Picture Books is an incredibly useful investment in your career with a priceless return on this investment plus it comes with a money back guarantee that if you fully participate and do the work, if at the end of a year you don't feel that you learned a lot, we'll give you your money back.

PLUS!!!

Enroll now with any of the links above and purchase the fabulous instant access Let's Get Funny: Writing Humor for Kids course at HALF-OFF for the crazy low price of $162.50 and start it today! Featuring the Queen of Silly.

Here's a short testimonial from former student and course assistant Melissa Stoller
who now has four books published and two more coming!



And here's one from Nancy Churnin who now has six books published with more on the way!



BUT WAIT THERE'S EVEN MORE!!!


We’ve Got Even More Bonus Material!

Learn From Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Editor at Lerner Publishing Group in this FABULOUS EXCLUSIVE EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS, which will help add even more value to your writing no matter what kind of writing you are doing. Even if your story is serious, just about any kind of writing can use some light humor.

As the newly invented saying goes - with picture books - a little levity, combined with brevity, makes for a wonderful story.

Just think. Whether you are a completely clueless beginner or an award-winning author or illustrator, you can...

- Write a fresh children’s picture book story from start to finish or jump in with one of our suggestions
- Polish an existing children's book for publication
- Radically improve your chances of publication or getting an agent
- Write a story that you can later illustrate to increase your chances for publication
- Create a targeted cover letter ready to send to your ideal editor or agent!
- Participate in weekly critiques and our super interactive private FB group
- Have lots of fun
- And have all sorts of opportunities that you wouldn't get anywhere else

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Join former students who have now received over 360 contract offers and others who have signed with their dream agents. Here's a wee video from former student AND NOW MULTI-MULTI AWARD-WINNER Yuyi Morales.


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Still a little unsure? Here are some more testimonials from amazing students who have taken this transformative journey before you, all of whom are now multi-published!


Marcie Colleen is now multi, multi published with a rocketing kidlit career!


Jenny Kouts is also multi published and doing great in Greece! Yay Jenny!

And here's Danielle Dufayet, now published with two books and more on the way!


And how about this for our awesome guest contributors? Some of the best of the best in the business - some of whom are also my beloved friends - are ready and waiting to share incredibly helpful information to guide you:

Barbara Kerley
Children’s Book Author
Rosie Pova
Children’s Book Author
Andrea Tompa
Candlewick Press
Allison Wortche
Knopf/Random House

Amy Allen
Henry Holt

Tracey Baptiste
Rosen Publishing
Sean McCarthy
Sean McCar thy Literary
Brett Duquette
Sterling Publishing
Brilliant
Mystery editor or agent
Yuyi Morales
Author/Illustrator
Jim Averbeck
Author/Illustrator
Lori Mortensen
F & NF Author
Ashley Wolff
Author/Illustrator
Caroline Arnold
NF Author
Alexis O'Neill
Author
Tara Lazar
Author
Miranda Paul
Author
Maya Gonzalez
Author/Illustrator
Patricia Newman
NF Author
Deborah Hopkinson
F & NF Author
Marsha Diane Arnold
Author
Lee Wardlaw
Author
Dashka Slater
Author
Luann Stauss
Book Buyer
Deborah Warren
East/West Literary Agency
The Revisionaries
Phenomenal Critique Group
Kathryn Otoshi
Author/Illustrator
Orel Protopopescu
Penguin Random House
Steff Green
Social Media Maven
Greg Pincus
Social Media Maven

In a recent course, someone mentioned that our programs are the equivalent of 20 conferences and in some ways they are. We have 27 experts (including the co-instructors) bringing a wealth of expertise and in-depth knowledge You might notice that we end with 2 social media experts because we do everything in our power to help our students succeed in the contemporary publishing landscape where having a social media presence is becoming more and more important.

Is this going to be the year for you?
Our guest contributors will speak to you in custom created videos and written interviews sharing their perspectives on everything from writing tips and secrets on how they structure their books, researching and writing non-fiction, writing biographies, crafting perfect rhymes, creating luscious language, working with plot, getting rejected and keeping on going, what they look for in buying books, what they look for in submissions, creating an authors platform to make you more attractive to publishers and so much more.

Children's Book Academy Results
• Getting a truly powerful education in how to write and submit a children’s picture book story

• Lifetime knowledge of how to write that story and cover letter
• Understanding of how the illustration process works
• Discovering how to find that "perfect for you" publisher or agent and how to submit to them
• And much more

Many of Mira's students have published or received contract offers (over 360 books and counting), re-energized their careers, and/or landed agents. Former students have won just about every North American award including the Caldecott honor, Jane Addams, and Pura Belpre, among others, and agents are responding super favorably to graduates' work. As you'll see, we work incredibly hard for you and all we ask is that if you get published, you send us an autographed copy of your book or if it becomes a movie, we get to join you in a premiere somewhere :)

Click on one of the three buttons below to get started today!

Big Bonus Level at Children's Book Academy


We are over the moon excited about this amazing opportunity for you to grab a rare opportunity for a one-hour, one-on-one in-person critique with either Fabulous Executive Editor Christina Pulles, or Editor Julia Maguire!

First is Albert Whitman Executive Editor Christina Pulles who has said YES to doing a limited number of critiques with us. There is only ONE of these left! Click here to get started! And don't forget that case-sensitive 19PBLove discount code (sorry, we can't change it later if you forget to use it).

Success with Christina at the Children's Book Academy

Or go for Penguin/Random House/KNOPF Editor Julia Maguire who is also a high level acquiring editor. Grab a critique with Julia right now and save $70 right here!

Success with Julia at the Children's Book Academy


Here's a tiny sneak peek from a much larger video interview with Marsha Diane Arnold where she shares words of wisdom for beginning writers. In the full interview Marsha shares about her writing process, how she embeds or unearths deeper meanings in her stories, and how she crafts character-driven stories. She's pretty fabulous as are our other gifted contributors.



Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of formats will there be?
Most of our courses are a combination of lessons, worksheets, and interviews with experts. Sometimes these are in video format, other times not. With interactive courses, there is also a very active Facebook community page and weekly critiquing webinars, making it very lively and lots of fun. It is a multi-modal approach that works well for different people learning styles.
Who will benefit from this class?
Anyone who has a passion or interest in writing or illustrating books for children.
When does the class start?
If this is an instant access course, access starts today for a full year. If it is an interactive course, the dates will be towards the top of the page with 6 months of additional access, which often ends up being much more. Interactive courses also often include an e-book of course materials.
Are there any specific time requirements?
No. The only time sensitive areas are if you are in an interactive course and want to submit your work for a live webinar critique, there is a specific deadline, and if you join one of the optional critique groups you need to honor your group's critiquing timeline. The weekly webinars also happen at a specific day and time provided in advance, but if you can't make it live, they are also recorded for later viewing.
Do you offer refunds?
We are so sorry, but there are no refunds. Because we give bonus passwords or access to the course at the time of purchase, it is impossible to offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding. However, we do offer a 100% learning money back guarantee for interactive courses, that if you read the lessons, participate and do the work, and at the end of a year, don't feel that you learned a lot, we will refund your money in full.
What do I do if I have further questions?
You can email Mira directly at [email protected] with the title of the course in the subject head.

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Unfortunately, all of Mira's critiques have sold out.

However, you can still Purchase one with the Fabulous Rachael Stein below!

Picture Book course and critique with Mira Reisberg

Success With Rachael

Wahoo!!! Who's up for joining us and making 2019 Your Year?