Susanna Leonard Hill, Making Picture Book Magic class, very affordable, great information and feedback and afterwards you get to join the alumni group, chock full of lovely people. Susanna also has a critique service and gives excellent critiques.
Renee LaTulippe, Lyrical Language Lab, using poetic techniques to "create read-aloud language that will transport children (and their parents) into a world of imagination."
Alayne Kay Christian, Critique Services. Alayne's critiques are kind, wonderfully thorough, and insightful.
Highlights Foundation Workshops and Retreats, The most amazing writing experience! You'll hang out at a lovely location, three meals a day, snacks at the ready, superlative instructors. You'll bond with your classmates and never want to leave. An incredible value for what you get!
Beth Stillborn's Flubs 2 Fixes Copy Editing Services. Beth is thorough, kind and professional.
Books for Aspiring Children's Authors
Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication by Ann Whitford Paul
The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Book by Linda Ashman
Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz
The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
Children's Writing Links
SCBWI - Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators
KidLit 411 - All kidlit info, all the time!
12x12 - Julie Hedlund - Motivate yourself and write 12 picture books in 12 months! Also a wonderful facebook group with lots of great info and people.
Susanna Leonard Hill Children's Author - Lots of wonderful info on Susanna's blog. She also has a critique service. Amazing critiques, a lot of great detail and suggestions, very positive and kind.
Picture Book People - Lots of info about picture books. Simone Kaplan also does picture book consulting. Her critiques are wonderfully informative and kind.
The Children's Book Academy - The Children's Book Academy features three blogs: Mondays with Mandy or Mira, Wednesday's the Blogettes, and Friday's Blogateers, all chosen for the brilliance that they bring to the world of children's book publishing.
Right now, the Children's Book Academy features three blogs: Mondays with Mandy or Mira, Wednesday's the Blogettes, and Friday's Blogateers, all chosen for the brilliance that they bring to the world of children's book publishing. - See more at: http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/blogs.html#sthash.C9yzD1ZU.dpuf
Harold Underdown’s Purple Crayon - All about writing, illustrating and publishing children's books.
ebooks4writers - How to critique a picture book text
Writing on the Sidewalk - Picture Book Critique Questions
Friends Who Write
*Alayne Kay Christian
*Stacy S. Jensen