How Picture Book Pagination Keeps Readers Turning the Pages

Picture book manuscript pagination

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

Last weekend at the fall conference of the Wisconsin chapter of SCBWI, I discovered that I might be a bit . . . odd. We’re all odd in our our own ways, of course, but this was in comparison to other book publishing people. Read More

The Element of Surprise in Nonfiction Picture Books

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press

What makes a kid (or an adult) pick up a nonfiction picture book? What compels them to keep reading? I can think of a few different answers to these questions, but today I’d like to focus on the element of surprise. Why? Because surprises help make books fun!

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