The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 927

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition.

Author: Harold Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 466

Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 3rd Edition

You can find a helpful description of this process and the basic book components
in Harold Underdown's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's
Books (2008). By far the most common type of picture book is the picture
storybook, ...

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440867798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 741

This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5–12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today's range of materials for children • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess 3rd Edition

Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer ...

Author: Patrick Wolff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643826

Category: Games

Page: 448

View: 731

Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. - Foreword by Larry Evans, former International Grandmaster and author of 20 highly acclaimed chess books and a popular monthly advice column in Chess Life - For the beginner or the champ, and for young and old

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals 3rd Edition

The most up-to-date lowdown on vitamins and minerals Updated and revised for the first time since 2000, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vitamins and Minerals covers all the latest research and developments in vitamins, ...

Author: Alan H Pressman, D.C., Ph.D., C.N.N.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097507

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 936

The most up-to-date low-down on vitamins and minerals. Updated and revised for the first time since 2000, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals covers all the latest research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years. It features significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, and glycosamine, among many others, and sets the record straight on much of the conflicting information out there on this subject. --Covers all research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years --Significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, glycosamine, and others

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Feng Shui 3rd Edition

One of the few Western books that focuses on classical feng shui, which is growing in popularity now that the topic has become more mainstream. Joseph Yu is one of only five world-renowned classical feng shui masters.

Author: Elizabeth Moran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126698

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 129

Considered the feng shui bible by classical practitioners and teachers, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui' has been updated to include more case stuides and feng shui readings to make the practical application of feng shui even more accessible; new chapters feature before and after photos of feng shi makeovers and explain Ming Gua; the Guardian Star that influences a person's character, and much more. One of the few Western books that focuses on classical feng shui, which is growing in popularity now that the topic has become more mainstream. Joseph Yu is one of only five world-renowned classical feng shui masters.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Bible 3rd Edition

This revised edition continues to walk both experienced Bible readers and those seeking it out for the first time through a chronological, story-by-story and person-by-person experience.

Author: James Bell Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097728

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 159

This revised edition continues to walk both experienced Bible readers and those seeking it out for the first time through a chronological, story-by-story and person-by-person experience. Complete with maps of journeys and explanations of the acts and epistles, this book includes: The journeys of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, and the law from Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel and Kings, including David and Goliath, Gideon and Samson, and King Solomon. The captives, the women, the poets, the prophets and more through the Old Testament. The story of Jesus as told in the four Gospels. The acts of the Apostles as they spread the word of the new church; the letters from Peter, Paul, James, John and Jude on a variety of topics, and John's apocalyptic Revelation; The Apocrypha including Maccabees 1 and 2 along with other books included for other practices. An all-new reference glossary featuring names and places with descriptions and cross-references to their discussion in the Bible.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Psychic Intuition 3e

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Author: LaVonne Carlson-Finnerty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644288

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 293

Everyone has an inner voice that tells them important things they have no other way of knowing. A select few have learned how to tune in to that voice and use its wisdom to avoid disaster, heal their bodies and minds, and make contact with other minds and spirits. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Psychic Intuition, Third Edition, uses a hands-on approach to psychic development for beginners, taking readers from a basic introduction to various psychic abilities through to using their own psychic powers to perform psychic readings for others and solve their own problems. In it, readers learn the potential of psychic intuition and how to use it in their lives. Topics covered include: ·Discovering what psychic intuition is and what a psychic can tell someone about themselves ·Assessing their current psychic abilities ·Trusting their instincts and developing psychic awareness ·Learning about the mind-body connection and how to use psychic power to heal themselves and others ·Exploring what can be learned from altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis, visions, dreams, and telepathy ·Knowing things before they happen ·Recalling past-life experiences ·Seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing messages that others do not perceive ·Learning how use the tools of the psychic trade and how to give a psychic reading ·Combining all they have learned about intuition to get the things they really want in life

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Islam 3rd Edition

A revised and updated guide that explores the tenets of the Koran, history and culture.

Author: Yahiya Emerick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101558814

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 687

A revised and updated guide that explores the tenets of the Koran, history and culture.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Grant Writing 3rd Edition

Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of information
contained herein. For information, address Alpha Books, 800 East 96th Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46240. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO and Design are ...

Author: Waddy Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110150739X

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 275

An updated and revised edition-offering new information on some of the most popular topics in grant writing. This new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Grant Writing provides essential information on how to start a freelance business, covering such topics as getting that first assignment, pricing, state regulations, organizing and customizing proposals, researching funders, sponsorship, and much more. ? In the current economic environment, government and private sector grants will continue to be an important way to acquire funds for projects. ? Includes grant writing samples. ? This book's templates and other resources will now be easy to find and use on idiotsguides.com.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft 3rd Edition

There's a great wealth of published material on Wicca, witchcraft, and related
topics. Once you start investigating, you'll find books, videos, and CDs that will
help guide you along your path. Use this list as a starting place. When you go
looking ...

Author: Denise Zimmerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097493

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 951

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Pregnancy Childbirth 3rd Edition

Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on ...

Author: Michele Isaacs Gliksman, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110119815X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 711

Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning Latin 3rd Edition

A Modern Approach to Grammar, Vocabulary, and Everything You Need to Read
and Speak Latin Proficiently Natalie Harwood. ALPHA BOOKS Published by the
Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New ...

Author: Natalie Harwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097434

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 885

Whether interested in Latin or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, readers will find a fun alternative to the standard dusty tomes usually associated with Latin. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translation, and a workbook of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language. In 2002, the number of high school students taking Latin tests for college credit had risen 95% since 1993. According to CNN, educators are increasingly turning toward Latin to improve student performance in reading, math, and science. Perfect reference tool for Law School, medical school, music school, and other graduate school students faced with getting through a Latin course as a requirement.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Genealogy 3rd Edition

- Up-to-date techniques for navigating the evolving world of genealogical research - Savvy advice for overcoming frustrating obstacles and of research

Author: Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101597879

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 241

- Up-to-date techniques for navigating the evolving world of genealogical research - Savvy advice for overcoming frustrating obstacles and of research

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chemistry 3rd Edition

This book follows a standard math-based chemistry curriculum. Author is an award-winning teacher who has taught at both the high school and college levels.

Author: Ian Guch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644628

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 404

This book follows a standard math-based chemistry curriculum. Author is an award-winning teacher who has taught at both the high school and college levels.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Running 3rd Edition

The perfect book to get readers up and running - by a major name in marathons.

Author: Bill Rodgers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 874

The perfect book to get readers up and running - by a major name in marathons. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Running, Third Edition, offers instruction on developing ideal running techniques for personal fitness or competition. Through easy-to-follow steps designed to gradually build their abilities, readers learn how to choose reliable running gear and create an effective training and running program. ?Features expert tips on nutrition, reducing stress with exercise, avoiding and treating injuries, and entering 5K, 10K, and half and full marathons ?Provides basic training plans and illustrations of stretching positions, muscle diagrams, running apparel, and more

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Geocaching 3e

Explore the Latest Advances in This Exciting and Popular GPS Adventure Editors
& Staff Geocaching.com. ALPHA BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group
Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA
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Author: Editors & Staff Geocaching.com

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615642617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 889

Geocaching has steadily grown into a fun and enduring outdoor adventure and with the popularity of GPS units and the development of applications for nearly all of the most popular smartphone platforms, it has become an adventure that's available to pretty much anyone. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Geocaching, Third Edition, the editors and staff of Geocaching.com open the world of geocaching up to a much broader audience and take the reader through all of the core essentials for caching including how to play, tips and tricks for finding and placing caches, variations on traditional caching, and much more. In addition, the reader can learn about exciting new changes to the game and the new GPS-enabled games that will take cachers to an entirely new level of fun and adventure.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Perfect Job Interview 3rd Edition

and. Wide. Capitalism! The free job market! Ain't it grand? Hey, it works like this:
you need a job. You've got certain ... writing, check out The Complete Idiots
Guide to the Perfect Resume, Fourth Edition, by Susan Ireland; Alpha Books,
2006.

Author: Marc Dorio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440661391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 366

How to ace an interview in today's competitive job market. Career human resources expert Marc Dorio knows how the system works and how it has changed with the advent of Internet interviews, video conferences, and electronic resumés. In this new edition, he teaches job seekers how to respond to obscure, difficult questions; research salary ranges and negotiate; pull together a resumé; package; present their skill set and experience to best effect; follow up after the usual 'thank you' note; and dozens of other inside tips. - From a human resources expert - Strong sales record for past editions - Most current information available - Specific details about each step in the process - Also available as an e-book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Accounting 3rd Edition

This updated edition has all the current information any business person will need to understand the "books," along with a useful workbook style appendix to re-enforce the lessons learned throughout the book.

Author: Lita Epstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101513136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 262

The art of accounting - by the numbers. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Accounting, Third Edition takes the guess work out of this basic business activity. This updated edition has all the current information any business person will need to understand the "books," along with a useful workbook style appendix to re-enforce the lessons learned throughout the book. ? Fully updated including all new forms ? New workbook appendix with dozens of useful exercises ? Up-to-date information on the changes in payroll taxes, including the new Medicare tax

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Etiquette 3rd Edition

An updated and revised guide to good manners, politeness, and professionalism from one of the most civilized women on the planet, this book outlines the importance of etiquette in such social and personal situations as ending a relationship ...

Author: Mary Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644687

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 681

Props to the proper! An updated and revised guide to good manners, politeness, and professionalism from one of the most civilized women on the planet, this book outlines the importance of etiquette in such social and personal situations as ending a relationship, asking forgiveness, and saying no. This revised edition features updated information on business etiquette, workplace clothing trends, and e-mail and cell phone etiquette, along with new tips on stress and travel in a post-9/11 world. Help on maintaining etiquette when dealing with gay marriages; adoptions, and blended families. Appeals to a variety of audiences, including twenty-somethings, who are entering the workplace, buying homes and entertaining. Text has been reorganized for easier reading and reference.