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Press Release Fun:Little Airplane Children’s Book Academy

I’d promote it anyway but since I’m also speaking at it there’s an added incentive.  Plus it’s pretty awesome in and of itself.

Little Airplane Children’s Book Academy

Renowned children¹s book publisher Brenda Bowen will lead an intensive three-day workshop at Little Airplane Productions dedicated to the craft of creating quality children¹s books. The Little Airplane Children¹s Book Academy will run from May 30 through June 1.

Joining the Academy are Children’s Literature Ambassador Jon Sciezska; Anne Schwartz & Lee Wade, co-publishers of Schwartz & Wade/Random House; Alessandra Balzer, co-publisher of Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins; Betsy Bird, New York Public Children’s librarian; and Greg Foley, award-winning picture book author/artist.

The three-day intensive course is designed for industry professionals and beginners who want to learn what it takes to make and sell successful picture books.  The Academy runs concurrent with Book Expo America (BEA) and the $1500 tuition includes a three-day admission to BEA.

During the three-day course, participants will get an overview of every step in the process of making children¹s books, including writing, illustrating, editing, design, legal and production.  The course features accomplished children¹s book authors, illustrators, editors, and includes a panel discussion with leading literary agents and publishers, who will field questions about how to publish your own work.

For more information about the Little Airplane Academy please contact Tone Thyne at 212-965-8999, or visit

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.