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The little extras

While you are waiting for your #firstpicturebook to be published, think about the little extras to add to your website for kids or teachers. I’m not a huge fan of printable bookmarks because I’ve never seen anyone use a bookmark with a picture book. But I do like the idea of coloring sheets or printable posters. (How great would a kid’s room be if the walls were covered in book posters?) Other extras include discussion guides, games, puzzles, and how-to-draw activities. What items would work well with your book? To get some ideas, take a look at the little extras these authors created for their #firstpicturebooks:

DOLL-E 1.0
How to draw book characters

GLORIA
Discussion Guide

THE FIELD
Teacher’s guide

I LOVE YOU BUNNY
How to draw book character

HALLOWEEN GOODNIGHT
Crafts and activities

THE TOOTH MOUSE
Activity sheets

ZEBRA ON THE GO
Activity kit

WHOBERT
Story Hour Kit

GRANDMOTHER THORN
Educator’s guide

NIAN MONSTER
Event kit

SALAD PIE
Activities

BACKHOE JOE
Teacher’s Guide

TICK TOCK BANNEKER’S CLOCK
Video and Activities

TOBY
Activities

HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP
Teacher’s Guide

QUEEN OF THE TRACK
Discussion and Activity Guide

LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST
Character cards and book songs

THE WILLIAM HOY STORY
Teacher’s Guide

THE GENTLEMAN BAT
Hidden details

ACHOO! WHY POLLEN MATTERS
Activities guide

Click here to see the little extras for my #firstpicturebook NADIA.



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