Discover how you can draw on your childhood memories, as well as your experience as parents/teachers, to develop ideas for publishable children's books. Learn about the different forms and genres of children's books -picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels, young adult novels -to determine which is best for your idea and your audience. We will brainstorm ideas and acquire techniques for plotting, character development, effective use of point of view, and the all-important process of revision. You will also have opportunities to have your work-in-progress critiqued by the instructor and the class. Please bring paper and writing utensil to class.