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Harnessing the Epic Power of Picture Books

In this course, Andrea will teach you:

  • How reading, writing, sharing, and publishing picture books expanded her world.
  • Four powerful elements specific to the picture book format.
  • How to apply these superpowers to your own picture books.
  • Plus, Andrea will answer your questions.


Your Instructor


Andrea J. Loney
Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J Loney received the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for her picture book biography TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VAN DERZEE!, a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection with a starred Publishers Weekly review and an NAACP Image Award Nomination, published in July 2017. Her picture book BUNNYBEAR, published Albert Whitman in January of 2017, was chosen for the 2018 ALA Rainbow List, and DOUBLE BASS BLUES will be published by Random House Knopf in 2019. Andrea is a proud member of The Brown Bookshelf, SCBWI, and Picture The Books 2017, as well as a board member of the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California. She volunteers for the We Need Diverse Books campaign, and as a story time reader, a second grade coordinator, and a curriculum development specialist at Reading to Kids. A graduate of New York University with both a BFA and an MFA in Dramatic Writing, she’s currently a computer science professor at a local community college. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her towering stacks of children’s books, her devoted family, and their incredibly spoiled pets.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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