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Here is what I can tell you:
I hope this doesn't sound too cynical.
I am a writer and have penned three children's books.
None of them have ever been picked up by a publishing house.
There is a TREMENDOUSLY HUGE amount of writers and a tiny amount of demand. Most of the children's books that are in print have been for a LOOOOONG time. They don't like to add new books to the mix.
I had an idea for an AP series of toddler board books, but can't seem to find a publishing house whose writer's guidelines fit the criteria.
Also, most houses like for you to have your storyboards done by a professional illustrator. Unless you are an artist with this sort of experience, it is rather expensive.
Pick up a copy of the Children's Writers and Illustrators Market for this year - it's at any good bookstore.
Then, start reading the listings and find a house that works with your type of book. Follow their submission guidelines - some want storyboards, some want full manuscripts, some want queries.