Children's Picturebooks

Children's Picturebooks

The Art of Visual Storytelling

By Martin Salisbury; Morag Styles

Laurence King, Paperback, 9781856697385, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 2012

Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.

About the Author
Martin Salisbury is a lecturer in illustration and a freelance illustrator. He designed and leads the UK's first Masters program in children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of Illustrating Children's Books (Quarto/A&C Black), a practical guide to illustration.

Morag Styles is Reader in Children's Literature and Education at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she is Fellow of Homerton College.

Praise For Children's Picturebooks

"Essential for a book about picture books, this guide contains a wealth of picture book covers, page spreads, and initial sketches covering a very wide range of styles." Library Journal, March 1, 2012

New York Times: "It is a tutorial on what it means to be a children's book author and illustrator...."

From Brain Pickings/The "...a rigorously researched and compellingly curated survey of a tremendously important storytelling medium, one that equips young minds with a fundamental understanding not only of the world but also of its visual language."