Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Tues., Nov. 9, Big Feelings: How to Capture Kids’ Emotions in Picture Books

Date(s) - 11/09/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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SCBWI San Francisco North and East Bay

Marin County SCBWI Co-Coordinators
Michael Genhart and Jen Gennari present:


Big Feelings:
How to Capture Kids’ Emotions
in Picture Books


Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021

12:30 to 1:30 PM – PST


$10 SCBWI Members / $15 Non-Members


Make your picture book emotionally true by learning how to accurately portray a child’s internal experiences with joy, grief, gratitude, depression, anxiety, anger, and more. Join Michael Genhart, author of They’re So Flamboyant, in a zoom conversation with Magination Press Editorial Director Kristine Enderle, and Jackie Azúa Kramer and Cindy Derby, author and illustrator of The Boy and the Gorilla, which received three starred reviews, won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book.

*Bonus*: Kristine Enderle is offering picture book manuscript feedback to participants only! Submissions to Magination Press will be open for 10 days only, from Nov. 9 to 19, 2021. Details for submitting manuscripts will be shared during the panel discussion.

Cindy Derby is an author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed picture books for children. She is the winner of the 2021 Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Outside In by Deborah Underwood. The New York Times describes Derby’s work as “profound” and “wonderfully out of control.” Her background is in puppetry, and she has performed all over the world. Her newest book is How To Have a Birthday by Mary Lynn Ray.

Jackie Azúa Kramer is an award-winning and internationally translated children’s author. She is a member of the Bank Street Writers Lab and Las Musas, and earned her MA in Counseling in Education, Queens College. Her picture books include I Wish You Knew / Ojalá Supieras, The Boy and the Gorilla, Miles Won’t Smile and Dorothy and Herbert: An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art.

Kristine Enderle directs Magination Press, who along with her talented editors, publish books on mental health and social-emotional wellness for the American Psychological Association. Among its many titles, Magination Press has published Stonewall Book award-winner This Day in June and New York Times bestseller Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice.

Registration ends at noon, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. 

More Spaces Added!!

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants a few days before.

Registration fees are non-refundable.