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How to Write a Children's Book: Tips on how to write and publish a book for kids or writing children's books by an award-winning author of the Amazon Bestseller How to Promote Your Children’s Book. Kindle Edition

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 Great Read!, March 13, 2016
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Mara Kim
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This review is from: How to Write a Children's Book: Tips on how to write and publish a book for kids or writing children's books by an award-winning author of the Amazon Bestseller How to Promote Your Children's Book. (Kindle Edition)
This is another great read from the Institute of Children's Literature. I signed up for their online class several years ago and I never regretted it. I have almost all of their books that they've sold through the Institute. When I saw this particular one, I grabbed it immediately. It's a short book but full of great information. The book includes experts who share how they came up with their ideas and which ones should be developed further.

This book touches upon reaching the readers at the appropriate age and being able to market it accordingly. A story for a middle school child would be approached differently than a teenager. The book includes a fun exercise to get your writing muscles moving.

A quote from the book - "Think of yourself as an artist with a sketch pad, jotting down a detail here, balancing it with another there, noting the main elements to be included in the finished painting." I love that. We may not be painters but we do paint our stories through our characters, setting, theme, plot, dialogue, and description.

This book is a great addition to a writer's (whether published or not) shelf. If you read this book and enjoy it, I highly recommend their writing courses. You receive feedback on your work from published authors. You will be encouraged but also pushed to make your story from good to great.
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Learn to Write
ByDottieon May 10, 2016
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This is a great book with 107 pages of all the help you can ask for. It covers everything you need to learn to write or to become a better writer. You may not need all of the information now, but keep this book close by. It's like having your instructor sitting beside you. Great book!
Dottie


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ByPat Son May 4, 2016
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Great book Katie. Thank you


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ByAmazon Customeron May 3, 2016
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This book has many ways to help make a writer of children's books feel more capable.


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ByCathryn Swalliaon April 19, 2016
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Very good and inspirational advice!


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Excellent resource
Byhopper12on April 10, 2016
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Tons of good information about the how to get published in the children's book industry. It's a little repetitive during the "mystery editor" section, however, well worth reading if you are serious about writing.


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Katie Delivers Again
ByJacksteron April 1, 2016
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Katie Delivers Again. True to her amazing podcast and Picture Book Summit, Katie Davis delivers again, sharing her knowledge amassed after years in this industry and leaving value bombs galore helping you walk through the entire process of becoming a children's book author.


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ByGeorge R. Nyceon March 29, 2016
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Great information. Very valuable book.


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A must-read
ByZornitsa Ivanovaon March 21, 2016
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This book is packed with useful info that will help aspiring children's writers navigate the world of kid literature. A fast and very informative read that you'd want to refer back to again and again.


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The Craft of Writing for Children and Publishers, Informational and Inspirational
ByAgy Wilsonon March 18, 2016
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As a professional within the business, I can recommend this book highly. A necessity for those starting out, it's also invaluable to the established intermediary. There's a wealth of knowledge, with concrete criteria as well as details of the process of publishing AND writing, which are two different entities. Through the writings of the instructors from the ICL (Institute for Children's Literatur) and online conversations, it speaks of crafting your characters, targeting your readership and the best practices approach to submissions and interacting with editors. Whether a person is pursuing traditional publishing or Independently publishing their own work, the food for thought and action in this book, will separate the people who have publishable, exciting material and those manuscripts full of fatal flaws.


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A must read!
ByLigin Bakeron March 18, 2016
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It helps me to rewrite my children's book. I highly recommend it to any aspiring authors.

From the Back Cover

Do You Want to Know How to Write a Children's Book?Have you ever said, "I've always wanted to write a book for kids!" but then never got around to it? Maybe you didn't know where to start, or how to get a good idea. Now you can start to write your book for children when you read How to Write a Children's Book, brought to you by the Institute of Children's Literature.
There are so many different kinds of children's books, from picture books to chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult, it's hard to know which way to go. Should you decide you're going to write for a particular age group and then come up with an idea that fits them? Or should you decide to write a story or article about a particular idea, then choose the age group that's right for it? Almost anything can become a nonfiction topic for young readers, given their curiosity and appetite for facts about the world around them. But each topic has to be aimed at the right readership. You'll have a much better handle on all this and more once you read the chapter "How Old Is Your Reader?"
How to Write a Children's Book Will Start You on Your Way to Being an Author
Whether you you want to have a full-blown career writing children's books, be traditionally publish, self-publish, or simply want one book to hand down to your own children and grandkids, How to Write a Children's Book will help you.
Here's What You'll Learn from How to Write a Children's Book:

  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Bestselling children's authors like Judy Blume, R.L. Stine, Jane Yolen and more share their answers. You'll find out how to know when an idea is worth following, and how to write a smart book.
  • How to figure out which readership is right for you.
  • How to target and hit the mark with your reader and make sure you're writing to the right age.
  • How to get going, using writing prompts provided
  • How to get to know your main character
  • How to plot a great story
  • What editors wish writers knew
  • Five good tools that can get you into bad trouble
Whether you're a first time or advanced writer, you'll love how inspirational and educational How to Write a Children's Book
is, and how much it helps you! All the way to the very end, where you'll find
* Your Organization Checklist
* Character and Settings Checklist
* Sentence Structure Checklist
* Mechanics Checklist
Scroll to the top of this page and click the buy button to learn to write your children's book today!

Product details

  • File Size: 2740 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Institute of Children's Literature (December 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018UGBB2G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,693 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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