Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Nonfiction Picture Books as Teaching Tools webinar

Date(s) - 12/08/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Nonfiction Picture Books as Teaching Tools
December 8, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30 am (Central)


Thinking about self-publishing an educational book? Want to create a book that can be used as a teaching tool? Not sure how to find or work with an illustrator? Join us December 8th for a webinar with the team that created I Wonder, a picture book that encourages children to think about the world in which they live.

During this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with the authors, illustrator, and layout artist for the I Wonder book. Find out what served as inspiration for this children’s book, how this team worked together from concept to finished piece, and how they are using this book to connect children to science and the world around them.

This is a great opportunity for illustrators looking to do custom-published books for other authors, authors interested in self-publishing, and anyone interested in creating books that can be used as teaching tools.


Deb Weitzenkamp


Co-author Dr. Deborah Weitzenkamp creates learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that help youth develop life skills. She integrates technology, educational resources, and tools to deliver quality 4-H programming intended to recruit and retain youth in STEM Careers. By teaching youth robotics, coding, and 3D modeling, Deb’s programming enriches science and math education in a fun and exciting way.


Connie Reimers-Hild


Co-author Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild helps leaders and organizations achieve their desired futures through strengths-based strategic foresight and coaching. She is also the founder of Wild Innovation, a futuring and coaching firm, that serves clients around the world. Connie has authored dozens of publications, workbooks, and videos. She loves to write in her home near Murray, NE with her husband, 2 kids and 2 miniature wiener dogs.


Kim Wellsandt


Designer Kim Wellsandt provides marketing & communication support at Kimmel Education and Research Center through innovative ideas and creative design. Designing covers, books, brochures, and posters are some of her favorite projects. She earned her Journalism degree, with emphasis in design, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her background in design, printing, publishing and marketing bring valued experience to her creative work.


Bruce Arant


Children’s book author/illustrator Bruce Arant has authored and illustrated two traditionally published books and has illustrated several custom-published books for other authors. Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! received two 2014 Nebraska Book Awards, and was a nominee for the 2015-2016 Golden Sower Award, among other accolades. A sequel, Simpson’s Sheep Just Want to Sleep! won a 2018 Nebraska Book Award.


$15 for SCBWI Members
$35 for non-members

If you’re thinking of joining, do so before registering to get the discounted price.

You can pay via credit card using PayPal or you can choose to pay offline. If paying offline, please send a check to SCBWI Nebraska P.O. Box 6084 Lincoln, NE 68506. Checks must be received by December 6 to register for the webinar.

Because a replay will be available for those who cannot attend live, there will be no refunds for this event.

Note: You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar a few days before the event.

Questions? Ask Alison Pearce Stevens,