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Let Us Make Picture Books

The Magic of the Page Turn and Other Tools for Creating Great Picture Books

Award-winning author Mac Barnett defines the tools and constructs needed to make a great picture including suspenseful page turns, intriguing layouts, the type of engagement you want with your reader, and the relationship between text and image.

In this 45-minute presentation from Picture Book Summit 2015, Mac shares his personal picture book manifesto and how you can apply certain constructs to your story to bring it to life for the reader.

Come for the great insight and stay to hear Mac read some of his favorite picture books!


Your Instructor


Mac Barnett
Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. He writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, The Terrible Two. He lives in Berkeley.

Mac Barnett is also an accomplished speaker. His TEDtalk titled “Why A Good Book Is A Secret Door” has over 1.3 million views.


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