Let Them Read Layered Picture Books

with Julie Hedlund

Is your picture book a one-note wonder? Not any more!

A truly delicious book must contain multiple layers. If you've ever gotten feedback that your story is "slight", my recipe for creating a picture book with depth and heart is exactly what you need. You'll leave knowing how to bake layers into your own books.

We'll go through the 10 most prominent layers in successful picture books today to help you apply your new-found knowledge to your own manuscripts.

"Thank you Julie! I've been trying to work out a plot and this webinar has helped me clarify the layers that need work."

- Lisa Furness

Your Instructor

Julie Hedlund
Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund is an award-winning children's book author, the founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, which boasts more than 1,700 members. She is a co-founder of Picture Book Summit, an annual online conference, and the co-creator (with Emma Walton Hamilton) of The Complete Picture Book Submissions System.

Julie's picture books include OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? (Philomel), MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN (Little Bahalia Publishing) and A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS (Little Bahalia Publishing). Her picture book biography SONG AFTER SONG: THE MUSICAL LIFE OF JULIE ANDREWS is slated for release in Fall 2023.

Julie lives in Boulder, Colorado with her son and daughter and one hound dog high-maintenance enough to be considered a third child.

Course Curriculum

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?
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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.

"Outstanding webinar with a breakdown of layers for storytelling. Loved the mentor texts used."

- Nadia Salomon

" Thank you so much. Tons of information in such an organized way. So helpful to a beginner writer."

- Eva Felder

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