Tips for Writers
My number one tip for those who want to get started in writing for children is to join the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. This organization will help point you in the right direction on your path to publication.
Dr. Seuss was a master of rhyme, but writers who want to write and sell rhyming picture books in today's market need to study recently released picture books. This is a list of mentor texts for rhyme. It is a starting point for study, consisting of ONLY books published since 2000.
I got my start writing for children's magazines like Highlights and Ladybug. These links and resources are ones that I've found helpful, and I hope you will, too.
A good critique group is essential for writers at every stage of their journey. Here's a list of ways to find one.