The Little Airplane Children’s Book Academy

airplane2brendaRenowned children¹s book publisher Brenda Bowen will lead an intensive three-day workshop at Little Airplane Productions dedicated to the craft of creating quality children’s books. The Little Airplane Children’s Book Academy will run from May 30 through June 1. 

The three-day intensive course is designed for industry professionals and beginners who want to learn what it takes to make and sell successful picture books.  The Academy runs concurrent with Book Expo America (BEA) and the $1500 tuition includes a three-day admission to BEA.

During the three-day course, participants will get an overview of every step in the process of making children¹s books, including writing, illustrating, editing, design, legal and production.  The course features accomplished children’s book authors, illustrators, editors, and includes a panel discussion with leading literary agents and publishers, who will field questions about how to publish your own work.

For more information about the Little Airplane Academy please contact Tone Thyne at 212-965-8999, or visit

From 2007 to 2009, Publisher Brenda Bowen was in charge of the Bowen Press, an imprint of Harper Collins Children’s Publishing.  Before that Bowen had worked at Henry Holt & Company, Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, and Hyperion in positions ranging from manuscript reader to publisher. She proudly edited books as diverse as Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club, James Sturm’s Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, and Virginia Euwer Wolff’s True Believer. Some authors and illustrators with whom Brenda Bowen worked include Eric Carle, Doreen Cronin, Robin Preiss Glasser, Karen Hesse, Hilary Knight, Betsy Lewin, Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers, Chris Raschka, and Virginia Euwer Wolff. Books Brenda edited won such awards as the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Eisner Award, the Printz Honor, and the Caldecott Honor. 

Karen Jo (Rockville, MD)


~ by mdpictureit on March 21, 2009.

One Response to “The Little Airplane Children’s Book Academy”

  1. I found this blog today while I was going through old SCBWI messages and appreciate your efforts to keep us informed. Nice work — Thanks!

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