Children’s Writer’s Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898799514

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 3869

Provides writing samples and vocabulary appropriate for grades one through six and lists synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words

Children's Writer's Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974132

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 5457

In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids, and saves you valuable research time by putting all the information you need in one volume. You'll find: Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade) A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word usage, and themes at each reading level A thorough explanation of guidelines for national standards on reading This new edition also addresses important timely topics of the day, such as disability issues and sensitivity to race, religion, and culture. Other new additions relate to divorce, the concept of death, space exploration, the internet, fantasy and science fiction, ethnic and cultural pride, and much more. With Children's Writer's Word Book, 2nd edition, you can rest assured you'll be able to address your young audience with a vocabulary and style they'll understand and enjoy—and improve your chances with children's publishers.

Children's Writer's Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: F & W Media Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

View: 9416

Provides writing samples and lists of vocabulary for each grade, one through six, and synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words

Word Magic for Writers

Your Source for Powerful Language That Enchants, Convinces, and Wins Readers

Author: Cindy Rogers

Publisher: Writer's Bookstore

ISBN: 9781889715247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9293

Shows you how to boost the success potential of your writing project, whether an article, speech, story, book, play, or advertising, by elevating and energizing - charging up - the language in which it is written.

The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

Author: Nancy Lamb

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970523

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 8758

Create Unforgettable Stories for Kids! &break;&break;You dream of writing stories that children respond to–the kind they come back to again and again. Nancy Lamb can help you achieve that dream. She mixes insightful advice for mastering storytelling with dozens of examples that illustrate a variety of plot-building techniques. &break;&break;Nancy's instruction covers everything from format and content to setting and characterization. She also draws from a range of children's classics, including Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Tarabithia to explore and illuminate the unique nature of children's literature. &break;&break;Nancy also shares writing tips and tricks accumulated through years of successful storytelling–invaluable advice for crafting fiction that resonates with children of all ages, from 4 to 14 and beyond.

The Wand in the Word

Conversations with Writers of Fantasy

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763645564

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 202

View: 1918

Thirteen noted fantasy authors talk about their pivotal life experiences, their literary influences and work routines, and their beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature and in the lives of readers.

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292258

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 7651

This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

The Book with No Pictures

Author: B. J. Novak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9450

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

Story Sparkers

A Creativity Guide for Children's Writers

Author: Marcia Thornton Jones,Debbie Dadey

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 5172

Offers a creativity guide for children's writers, with advice on generating story ideas, sculpting ideas, and preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442463163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5616

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Writer's and Illustrator's Guide to Children's Book Publishers and Agents

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Ellen R. Shapiro

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780761526865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 9438

The comprehensive and smartly written guide to finding an edge in the children's book market helps readers learn the most important skills and presentation tips they will need to excel in this very difficult market. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352683

Category: Authorship

Page: 416

View: 8466

"Features one-year access to the children's publishing content at"--Cover.

Picture Writing

Author: Anastasia Suen

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1230

An interactive and innovative resource provides children with the necessary tools and techniques to unleash and enhance their creativity in writing by concentrating on the selection of every word, image, and phrase to construct evocative characters, settings, and plots driven by description. Original.

Some Writer!

The Story of E. B. White

Author: Melissa Sweet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544998480

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 8661

A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.

Finklehopper Frog

Author: Irene Livingston

Publisher: Tricycle Press

ISBN: 1582462348

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2041

Finkelhopper Frog's jogging style and wild jogging suit meet with criticism until he runs into Ruby Rabbit, who teaches him that being part of the crowd doesn't mean casting aside your own froggy style. Reprint.

Writing for the Educational Market

Informational Books for Kids

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781500463113

Category: Children's literature

Page: 176

View: 6717

A step-by-step guide to planning a career in writing for the educational market for children. Includes an introduction to understanding publisher catalogers and writing for series, sample query letters to publishers and many hints from the author's extensive career in educational writing.

A Place Called Perfect

Author: Helena Duggan

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474940803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2397

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? But Violet quickly discovers there’s something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared. When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away... and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

Author: Jane Yolen,Mark Teague

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590316811

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2523

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed&mdashbut these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs!

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6428

Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763649430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6347

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.