Good Reads

Books on Craft


Writing Craft (in no particular order):

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott
Crafting Stories for Children, by Nancy Lamb
Get Known Before the Book Deal, by Christina Katz (about self-promotion via social media).
A Kick In the Head, by Paul B. Janeczko (poetry forms).
Characters and Viewpoint, by Orson Scott Card
What's Your Story: A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction, Marion Dane Bauer
Writing it Right, by Sandy Asher
Writing Picture Books, by Ann Whitford Paul
Picture Writing, by Anatasia Suen

Illustration Craft (in no particular order):
Writing with Pictures, by Uri Shulevitz
Illustrating Children's Books, by Martin Salisbury
Children's Picturebooks—The art of visual storytelling, by M. Salisbury and M. Styles
Picture Book Primerby Denise I. Matulka
Picture This!, by Molly Bang
Film Directing – Shot By Shot, by Stephen D. Katz
Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, by Nancy Beiman
Drawn to Life, by Walt Stanchfield
Cartoon Animation, by Preston Blair
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
The Art of Animal Character Design, by David Colman
Comic and Sequential Art, by Will Eisner
Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative, by Will Eisner

1 comment:

Ruth McNally Barshaw said...

Great list, Alicia! I see a few I hadn't heard of before. Thanks so much!