Children's books are evolving faster than ever before. Book proposals now encompass everything from graphic appeal to curriculum ties to marketing opportunities. Meanwhile, the books themselves have to be better than the latest movie, more appealing than a YouTube download, and more informative than a wikipedia page. In this workshop we'll look at emerging ideas in picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and information books, and experiment with writing in new formats. Then we'll explore how to make a book proposal stand out from the crowd.