Young adults are in the prime position to write children's books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children's book. From understanding the children's book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry -- such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more -- have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children's book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children's books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.