What you're asking amounts to, ""Tell me everything you know about a profession you have followed for 35 years."" It can't be done. You can acquire a book called ""Writer's Market,"" and study it. You can take courses about writing for children in colleges. There is an organization called The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Its main activity is to figure out how to get published. You can join, go to local, regional, state and national meetings--probably international ones for all I know. You can also read dozens and dozens of books mainly about how to get published. You can write to published authors, such as myself, all of whom have a specific and idiosyncratic approach to dealing with publishers--and not likely to be of a great deal of help to you. My suggestion would be to contact a ""print on demand"" publisher, such as Xlibris, and pay them a comparatively nominal sum to help you prepare and then publish your book. Seems a lot of trouble for a book you wrote for your grandson. Maybe Kinko's can help you create one nice copy for him to keep.