A minimum of 3 different sources must be used to gather the information.
Medieval Life (castles, knights, serfs)
The Medieval Church
Keep these tips in mind as you prepare to write the final copy and publish your children’s picture book.
You should follow this order for creating your “bestseller”:
Write down all of the notes you want to put into story form.
Put the information into a logical order that flows well.
Write the story after you have organized the info in the desired order.
Proofread and edit the text.
Have another person edit it as well before placing it in the final copy of your book. The short, compact nature of children’s picture books does not leave room for error. Even one mistake in the text can ruin the entire work.
Find or create images that reinforce the text on each page.
Children’s Picture Storybook—A work written for children that uses both text and illustrations to present a simple plot.
Picture storybooks are very visual with limited text (max. 30 words per page). The picture that is on the page reinforces the text that is on the page.
• The text of a children’s book should be organized into simple sentences and short paragraphs.
• The use of active verbs will keep the story vivid in the reader’s mind.
• Children’s book authors employ literary tools to help make the story more vivid in the reader’s mind. Rhythm, alliteration, repetition, refrains, onomatopoeia, simile, personification, rhyme, and imagery are commonly used devices.
• Consider ending each page with a question or other method that sparks the reader’s curiosity for what will happen next.
• Repeating a phrase throughout the story will help hold your reader’s attention.
• Use a question at the end of the page to help move your reader to the next page.
• Some picture books have an illustration on the front cover that presents the main conflict or point of the story.
• The illustrations are usually created after the text has been written.