So You Want to Write a Children's Book

An Insider's Handbook for Children's Writers and Illustrators Who Want to Get Published

Author: Peter Carver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889954564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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This handbook for new and aspiring children's authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher. Written by one of North America's leading children's book editors, this book will show writers how to begin, how to develop the story, and more.

How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Cynthia Reeser

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601384076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8672

So You Want to Write

How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and Memoir

Author: Marge Piercy,Ira Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972898454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 8045

Describes the elements that are necessary to write novels, short stories, and memoirs.

How to Write a Children's Picture Book

Learning from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Corduroy, Where the Wild Things Are, The Carrot Seed, Good Night, Gorilla, Sylvest

Author: Eve Heidi Bine-Stock

Publisher: E & E Pub

ISBN: 9780971989887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 7740

This volume shows aspiring children's picture book writers that no matter how carefully they labor over a story's tone, word choice, plot, character, setting, theme and style, they must have a thorough grasp of its structure for it to succeed.

Daddy, I Can't Sleep

Author: Alan Durant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552565091

Category: Pandas

Page: 32

View: 993

When Little Panda can't sleep, Daddy Panda helps him understand that there's nothing to be afraid of. They explore their habitat together and soon they are calm and ready for bed. A soothing and reassuring bedtime book for little pandas everywhere.

On My Way to School

Author: Sarah Maizes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802737005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4697

Livi's back! Going to school is just a springboard for more imaginative delaying tactics . . .

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4347

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

How to Write a Children's Book

Advice on Writing Children's Books from the Institute of Children's Literature, Where Over 404,000 Have Learned How to Write a B

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944743024


Page: N.A

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Tips on how to write and publish a book for kids or advice on writing children's books from the Institute for Writers and the associated Institute of Children's Literature, the experts who've taught over 404,000 students how to write a book for kids and get published.

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

Author: Pat Mora

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452271429

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 6788

Cultivate your own creativity and the creative potential of all your students! Inventive teaching is an art form that enriches lives and transforms teachers and students. This beautifully written guide offers seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness. For each practice, author Pat Mora proposes a symbol and presents parallel exercises for teachers and students. Evocatively written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book: Helps educators access their creative selves and, in the process, become better teachers Nurtures students in expressing themselves through writing and other creative pursuits Includes activities at the end of each chapter

So You Want to… Write a Children’s Book

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing for Kids

Author: Rebekah Sack

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1620232146

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 226

View: 4048

Young adults are in the prime position to write children’s books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children's Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career

Author: Nancy I. Sanders

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481176521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 9284

In this ground-breaking book, bestselling and award-winning children's author Nancy I. Sanders shares insider's tips and explains the secrets to landing a contract BEFORE you write your manuscript--even if you're an inexperienced or unpublished children's writer. Whether you're just starting out or have numerous published credits to your name, Nancy teaches you how to manage your time and focus your energies so that you are writing each day with purpose in order to get published, earn an income, and satisfy your personal fulfillment as a writer. Follow Nancy's step-by-step instructions, and you, too, can establish the foundation for building a successful career as a children's writer. Yes! You Can.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books

How to write, publish, and promote books for children of all ages!

Author: Luke Wallin,Eva Sage Gordon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440505500

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 1645

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

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: 3272

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.

Turn the Cup Around

Author: Barbara Mariconda

Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385322928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

View: 1138

Vacationing at her grandmother's seaside bed-and-breakfast, Evie discovers a secret cave containing wall paintings that appear and disappear, sparking suppressed memories in Evie about her late mother and absent father. A first novel.

Where is the Green Sheep?

Author: Mem Fox,Judy Horacek

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152049072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3377

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

The Little Mower That Could

Author: Yvonne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997025446


Page: N.A

View: 6512

Age 2-6 Boys & Girls. This illustrated children's book is for all the little boys and girls that love lawn mowers. You'll encounter a riding mower, a push mower, an old-fashioned reel mower, and the most modern and colorful mower out there. In this delightful spin on a beloved classic, a little ball gets stuck in the tall grass. After asking several lawn mowers to help the ball, a green electric mower agrees to help. Even though he is small and not the toughest model, the kind mower tries his best to cut his way through the thick grass to get to the little ball. Bits of facts about each type of lawn mower have been beautifully woven into the story, providing little gardening-tool enthusiasts with a story that lets their love for mowers come to life. To learn more and to watch the BOOK TRAILER, visit

The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

Author: Nancy Lamb

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970523

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 9068

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.

Writing with Pictures

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

Author: Uri Shulevitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823059355

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 322

Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell take the artist's perception of light to new heights in Intuitive Light by breaking down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. They explore such areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality and illusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written so that you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. Either way, you gain a complete understanding of the subject.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 1544

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Do You Want to Play with My Balls?

Author: Christopher Cifaldi,Matthew Cifaldi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985948719


Page: 32

View: 8380