All About Picture Books

The magic meetings of words & pictures

Series 1 | Lesson 10

Creators | Anna Walker & Jane Godwin

Picture book creators have to do a LOT in just a few pages - they need to tell a whole story using both words and pictures, and often with different people doing each part!

Hear from some fabulous creators about the dance between words and illustration - and how they work together to create picture book story magic.

Key Concepts:

  • A broad introduction to picture books and picture book creation
  • How storytellers originate picture book story ideas
  • The ways authors and illustrators work together to form a picture book
  • Ways in which picture book creation differs from other kinds of story writing

Take Aways:

  • Tools to begin planning picture books
  • Identifying conventions and common features of picture book formats

Resources for All About Picture Books

Resources include lesson plans for middle and upper primary students,

each with their own activities and supporting resources.

  • Tools for identifying storytelling techniques in students’ picture book collection in the library or classroom
  • Partner activity to help shape a picture story, and then plan out the illustrations that will bring that story to life
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"Engaging resources, nicely coloured, good explanations suited for the different age groups. I like that there are Middle Primary and Upper Primary versions."

- Karys, Secondary educator

About All About Picture Books Creators

Anna Walker

Anna is an illustrator and author of many picture books.

Inspired by details in the world around her, Anna’s books have been published internationally, receiving national and international awards and accolades.

When Anna was a child she loved escaping into the world of imagination, and now it’s all she does!

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Jane Godwin

Jane is an acclaimed author of books for children and young people, across all styles and ages.

Dedicated to pursuing enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, she also has two adult children, and a baby grandson.

When she’s not reading or writing, Jane can be found spending time with friends and family, running, cooking, playing games and gardening.

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