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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 listen to 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 listeners, 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 of this, and more, once you listen to 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 want to have a full-blown career writing children's books, be traditionally published, self-published, or simply want one book to hand down to your own children and grandkids, How to Write a Children's Book will help you.

©2016 Institute of Children's Literature (P)2016 Institute of Children's Literature

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Awful narration

The sexy baby voice wore me out. Otherwise a solid introduction to writing for Children.

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  • Mike Hitchcock
  • 03-08-2016

Horrible

I don't know if this book could be better with a different reader but I am having a really hard time listening to it when it sounds like it's a 12-year-old i'm taking advice from. Very obvious everything in this book.

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  • Susan Cedar
  • 28-01-2018

Annoying narator

Where does How to Write a Children's Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved the content of the book.

Felt like I was a five year old. The narrator is so condescending. I want to write a children's book, not be a child.

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  • S.F. Hardy, Children's/YA Librarian
  • 14-04-2018

Informative!

I found text more informative than I anticipated. I will recommend and probably listen again. thank you.

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  • Aaron
  • 03-02-2020

For Beginners Perhaps

It's good for young people just starting to learn story. I disagree with the 'stories don't have formulas' statements.

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  • R. Alderman
  • 19-09-2019

Great Audiobook

Davis and Fields created a quality book that offers incredible insights into the mind of children and young adults. This will be an invaluable tool for all authors looking to write in any children or young adult genres. The performance of Mrs. Quinn was a great selection for this volume. I found myself melting into the details of this book. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • 03-12-2017

Enjoying and Great tips book

I learn alot with enjoyment and had a great tips which can help me and guid me with writing story for children..best wishes for the authors

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