Writing for Children

Inspiration & Information

Novel Lessons Regardless of Crisis

“The virus” has disrupted our lives in many ways, but it has also provided fresh opportunities for creativity and service to others. Take Eliana, for example. With her pre-kindergarten class on hold, she is still very near the beginning of her literacy journey. But she loves cooking, and she loves

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No Guts, No Storyboard. Hierarchies, Storyboards, Flowcharts, Mindmaps, and Wireframes for Authors

No Guts, No Story…Board

Hierarchies, Storyboards, Flowcharts, Mindmaps, and Wireframes Remember in school when our science teacher (with the permanent frown lines) attempted to persuade us that graphic organizers were important in our documentation? Perhaps my teacher quit that year due to having me as her student, as I was compelled to fill up

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A Beautiful Idea for Children’s Books Authors

On the surface, it’s a cute story about a duckling who doesn’t want to get wet–until he tries swimming and finds out that he likes it. But I think that for those of us who write books for children, it’s much more than a cute, beautifully illustrated story. Author Susan Lurie says, “I fell

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Children’s Book Authors—Agents of Change?

by Margaret Welwood During storytime, kids are especially receptive to lessons that teach values. Stories of kindness will reach their hearts in ways that direct discussions never can. As parents and grandparents, we rightly worry about violence on TV and in movies and games, and its effect on children. As

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