Children’s Picture Book Instructions

Children's Picture Books from “Serving With Smiles, Children Saving The World”

“As always, remember that quality is more important than quantity!”

Courtesy of Carol Anderegg, Picture Book Director
“As always, remember that quality is more important than quantity as these books will be used in real schools for real kids!”

Supplies needed:
• 8 x 11 ½” white cardstock paper
• Plenty of magazines to choose pictures from. Try magazines that specialize in pictures of “things” not “people”. Some options are the National Geographic, Better Homes & Gardens and school magazines, etc..
• Good Scissors
• Acid-free glue sticks
• Acid-free sheet protectors
• Yarn
• Gallon ziplock baggies

Instructions:

• Carefully choose pictures according to subject matter such as: spring, fall, summer, winter, mountains, forests, swamps, water, fishing , swimming, beaches, tropics, ocean, deserts, prairies/plains, jungles, farms, gardens, plants, harvesting, the body showing 5 senses, school, studying, learning, reading (child’s level), “let’s pretend”, space, domesticated animals, music, dance, etc...
• Animal pages need to be calming and interesting, not scary or strange. No animals killing or being killed.
• Include pictures of people (especially children) being active in any of the above recommendations.
• DO NOT USE PICTURES OF HOLIDAYS, FLAGS, POP CULTURE, WESTERN CULTURE THEMES, RELIGIOUS THEMES, MILITARY, SCARY ANIMALS, MATERIALISTIC THEMES, MOVIE STARS, MODELS, CELEBRITIES, SPORT CARS OR COMMERCIALS.
• Remember these will be for children, so make it conducive to learning, enjoyment, beauty and imagination!
• Keep to ONE subject per page!
• NEATLY cut out pictures according to category and place each category in a gallon-sized, ziplock baggie so they are ready for pasting
• Glue stick pictures on ONE side of cardstock. Fill page, overlapping pictures when needed, but make it very pleasing to the eye, neat and meticulous.
• When dry, place 2 pages, back to back in sheet protector.
• Each book is made of about 40 pages/20 sheet protectors.
• Securely tie 3 pieces of yarn into 3 holes of sheet protectors and you are finished!

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