"The Inside Scoop on Getting Published as a Children's Book Author."
Peter Mandel, a celebrated and well know children's book author, will be giving us the inside scoop on getting published as a children's book author. If you've ever been interested in writing a children's picture book, come hear Peter Mandel as he talks about what it takes to be nationally published.
Peter Mandel is an adventure travel journalist for The Washington Post and Boston Globe, and the author of eleven books for kids. His books include the new Jackhammer Sam (Macmillan/Roaring Brook), called "wonderful and overwhelming, rattling and mesmerizing" by Publishers Weekly. "If a new Walt Whitman broke up sidewalks with a jackhammer, this is exactly what his 'Song of Myself' would be," says The Chicago Tribune.
Also new is Zoo Ah-Choooo (Holiday House), a PBS Reading Rainbow selection. "Lively pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoon illustrations join with the humorous text to tell the tale with panache," says School Library Journal. "Gusty splatters and loud, boisterous sneezes can't lose," says Kirkus Reviews.
Published two years ago, Bun, Onion, Burger (Simon & Schuster) was named a Summer 2010 Children's INDIE NEXT pick by the American Booksellers Association. Other titles include Planes at the Airport (Scholastic), Boats on the River (Scholastic), My Ocean Liner (Stemmer House), Say Hey! A Song of Willie Mays (Hyperion), and Red Cat White Cat (Henry Holt).
A regular contributor to the travel sections of The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Geographic Kids and The Huffington Post, Mandel often writes about the misadventures he's gotten stuck in--including experiencing a coup in Ecuador, trying to hike a suburban strip mall, suiting up as a theme park character, seeing America by metered cab, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty. Originally from Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Mandel lives in Providence these days with his wife, Kathy, and cats, Betty, Emily and Cecil. He's written essays and op-eds for Reader's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and the Toronto Star. His books have been featured in USA Today and Cosmopolitan and have been translated into Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish. Get in touch with him at: http://www.author-illustr-source.com/petermandel.html