How to Buy a Picture Book (without Buying a Picture Book)

These are some great ideas on how to support authors even if you can’t buy their books! Thanks Josh Funk!


By Josh Funk

Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk & Michael Slack from ScholasticMy first book came out last September: Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast. I have two new books out this September: Pirasaurs! and Dear Dragon. You’re probably tired of hearing about it by now, so lucky for you, I don’t plan on talking about them in this post.

Today it’s how to support picture book authors and illustrators.

One of the best things you can do is buy their books.

But what if you’re not in the market for picture books at this time in your life, so the idea of buying one doesn’t really interest you? Maybe it doesn’t fit your budget. Or maybe you have an irrational fear of dinosaur-pirates, letter-writing-dragons, and anthropomorphic breakfast foods.


Here are ten other ways to support picture book authors and illustrators:

  1. Give the book as a gift. You probably know someone who might like it. Give it to her/him. Or donate it…

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