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
Take Your Pet to School Day, by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
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

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. We also highly encourage you to check these books out of your local library, as we understand that this course has a lot of reading material.

Instructor: Denise Vega Learn More


Apr 20, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 25, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 26, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pmApr 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 - 9:00pm