Course at a Glance

October 20
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 106

Writing Books for Children


With Michael Elsohn Ross, Author

Writing books for children is very different than other genres -- because the ultimate audience is kids, yet it also must appeal to publishers, editors, consumers, and librarians who are all adults. Discover the wide variety of styles and formats of current books, and pick up some useful writing and publishing tools. This is an entertaining and informative class for anyone with a love of children’s literature and an interest in writing or illustrating books.

Sun., Oct. 20 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 106

$59 • Class #: 43808

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Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross is the award-winning author of over 40 books for young people including his young adult biography, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists. What’s the Matter in Mr. Whisker’s Room? was nominated for the Arizona Young Reader’s Award and his bedtime book, Snug as a Bug, is a Bank Street College, Best Book of the Year. Cricketology, a Scientific American Young Reader’s award winner, is one of his eight books in the popular Backyard Buddies series. Ross’s work as a naturalist and environmental educator in Yosemite National Park has inspired him to write books that actively invite kids to wonder and explore. His recent picture books are Baby Bear Isn’t Hungry, Mama’s Milk, and Play with Me. His newest books for young adults are A World of Her Own and She takes a Stand. Plantology will be out in fall 2017. Michael has taught writing workshops at CSU Fresno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Humboldt, CSU Sonoma, CSU Stanislaus, and University of Hawaii, Manoa.