The art of illustration is very involved, as is the art of creating children’s books. If you are in the slightest bit interested in making a career of it, I would highly recommend that you read as much about the field as you are able to get your hands on. Here is a selections of books, which I have found extremely useful. There is a variety ranging from children’s book illustration, publishing, drawing, and some even on specific illustrators. Check back from time to time, as I will add more books as I come across them.