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8EN - Picture Book Creation: Picture Book Creation

Create your own picture book narrative based on an issue of sustainability, including illustrations hand drawn or computer generated. The story requires between 750-1000 words with supporting images, graphics and design elements to engage readers.

ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME:

This is not a quick assignment so be prepared to step it our carefully and meet all the required deadlines. Ask for help or guidance early rather than just before this is due.

STEPS TO CONSIDER:

There are many steps that you will need to allow time for in the creation ofr your picture book. Consider the following:

  • Finding ideas and relevant information to include in your text
  • Writing your story draft and editing it down
  • Identifying logical breaks in your text so you can spread them over various pages
  • Finding supportive images or creating them from scratch
  • Designing each page to create the most impact and engagement from your reader
  • Designing additional pages required for a picture book (check with your teacher if an actual picture book is expected or a digital copy is preferred):
    • front cover
    • back cover
    • inside flap
    • back flap
    • end papers (back and front and usually A3)
    • inside title page
    • inside publisher's page
    • inside dedication page
  • Printing these pages off (body pages will be back-to-back)
  • Binding process

KNOW YOUR PICTURE BOOK:

PICTURE BOOK PARTS:

Take the time to look at some of the picture books that sit in Forrest Library. Many of them have a similar construction and picture book elements. Check these out as well:

SUPPORT MATERIALS AND TEMPLATES:

FLIPSNACK - DIGITAL BOOK SITE:

Some teachers may be requiring a digital picture book hosted on a site such as FlipSnack. You must be at least 13 years old to use FlipSnack. Click here to see an example created by Mrs Roberts entitled "Leave Nothing Behind". You may follow the same steps (using PPT formatted to A4 pages: portrait or landscape) but you must save your final PPT as a pdf then upload to FlipSnack. FlipSnack has a limit of 15 pages in pdf format. Make sure you send the public link to your teacher so they can view your flipping picture book.

CREATING A FLIPSNACK BOOK: