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4 Steps to Getting Started Self Publishing a Children’s Book

By Stephanie DeLussey | June 27, 2022

It is almost a given that as a teacher, we have a love of books. Our classroom libraries are chock full of lots of children’s books and chapter books to encourage our students to have the same love of reading. So it should come as no surprise that many …

My Book Launch Journey – A Growth Mindset Isnt Just For Kids

My Book Launch Journey – A Growth Mindset Isn’t Just For Kids

By Cindy Williams Schrauben | June 9, 2022

The launch of my debut picture book, This Could Be You, started with a surreal zoom call with the publisher of Cardinal Rule Press (CRP), Maria Dismondy. After hearing her offer and all the steps CRP takes to support their authors during the launch pro …

Different Age Groups: Understanding How to Connect with Them on Social Media. In a world where thousands of children’s books are published daily, connecting your book to the right audience may appear similar to finding your soulmate. #SocialMedia #Howtoconnect

Different Age Groups: Understanding How to Connect with Them on Social Media

By Grace Estle | May 30, 2022

Congratulations! You’ve finished your children’s book, and it’s now available for the world to see.  There’s just one tiny challenge to consider.  In a world where thousands of children’s books are published daily, connecting your book to the …

GROW YOUR IDEAS! Here are some tips to unearthing story nuggets. #GrowYourIdeas #WritingTips #Writing

Grow Your Ideas!

By Melissa Stoller | April 25, 2022

Inspiration is everywhere, ready to be planted, tended, and cultivated into stories. This spring, grow some ideas!  Here are some tips to unearthing story nuggets: Outdoors – Observe buds on the trees, migrating birds, and squirrels dashing throug …

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry gives me the opportunity in a short space of time to teach important literary devices such as metaphor, personification, and imagery. #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth #Literary

April is National Poetry Month

By Margaret Simon | March 28, 2022

Poems will echo in the halls,be pasted on walls,carried in pockets,and shared out loud. Listen to the wordsof Naomi Shihab Nye.Rhyme silly with Shel Silverstein.Rap with Nikki Giovanniand imagine like Jane Yolen. It’s a national phenomenon,this month o …

Layers, Layers, Layers! What do agents or editors MEAN when they say they want more layers? #Layering #PictureBooks #ChildrensBooks #WritingTips

Layers, Layers, Layers!

By Heather Morris | February 28, 2022

I’ve never been particularly good at layering. This becomes a problem during the cold winter months (and February is DEFINITELY one of those!), but – hailing from Alabama – mercifully, I don’t have to deal with much cold. However, on rare biting-chill …

Graphic Design Intern: Catherine Noonan. This internship has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my time in college, and now I can proudly say that I have a whole new appreciation for children's picture books. #Internship #CatherineNoonan #GraphicDesign

Graphic Design Intern-Catherine Noonan

By Catherine Noonan | February 18, 2022

Graphic Design Intern: Catherine Noonan When I first started my internship with Cardinal Rule Press, it had been 16 years since I picked up and read a children’s picture book. Which makes you wonder, “Why did she apply for an internship with a children …

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