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Balloons Over Broadway, Melissa Sweet, and the Engineering of a Picture Book

Research for a Picture Book

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Research Questions in Melissa Sweet's Notebook

In any fact-based project, research is very important. Research for a nonfiction picture book turns up far more information than can ever be included within the short page limits. All this research needs organizing and careful sifting to determine what will land on the printed pages of the new book. 


How did Melissa Sweet organize her thoughts as she researched Tony Sarg and the Macy’s Parade balloons? Why do you think she chose these brainstorming strategies?



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