4-Week: Online Reading as a Writer—Children's Picture Books

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Cozy up in front of your computer with your favorite blanket and beverage as we delve deep into the wonderful world of children’s picture books in this online class. Each week we’ll read two books and focus on two to three craft topics such as character, theme/story “takeaway”/message, structure, plot, language and the interplay between text and illustrations.

Through exercises and online discussion, we’ll gain a better understanding of how picture books work. The course will cover both narrative and non-narrative (episodic/experiential) books as well as rhyming and non-rhyming books.

Required Texts*:

Maybe Tomorrow?, by Charlotte Agell, illustrated by Ana Ramírez González
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
The Bad Seed, by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald
Bitty Bot, by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Tad Carpenter
Truman, by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
I Wish You More, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Another Way to Climb a Tree, by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Hadley Hooper
The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

*Copies of these books are available online via your bookstore of choice. That said, we understand that there are many books for the class! Because the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused libraries to close, some of these may be available through your library's digital collection but ALL of the books are available as read-alouds on YouTube at no cost to you.

Instructor: Denise Vega Learn More

Schedule

Apr 27, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 28, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 29, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 30, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 01, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 02, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 03, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 04, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 05, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 06, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 07, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 08, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 09, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 10, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 11, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 13, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 14, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 15, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 16, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 17, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmMay 18, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pm