Many of us think of children's picture books as being written mostly with simple declarative sentences. What an eye-opener to learn that they are actually filled with delightful figures of speech. I am not talking here about the common figures of speech we learn about in grade school: simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole and personification. I am talking about more subtle and sophisticated figures of speech which we may not even recognize as figures at all (until they are pointed out to us), but their use gives stories a charm and freshness that stands up to repeated readings. These figures have names which are eminently forgettable but the figures them-selves make the stories in which they appear eminently memorable. In this volume, I point out many figures which appear in masterworks of children's picture storybooks, so that they may be appreciated and savored, and their patterns emu-lated in your own work.
WRITING FOR CHILDREN **UPDATED New Chapter: How to write a metafiction picture book** Kids and books—they just go together. Children’s picture books are an addictive passion! You love reading to kids and wish that you could read one of your own. Now, you can make that dream a reality. Writing illustrated picture books for children can seem deceptively simple. You must tell a complete story in less than 1000 words, and less than 350 words is best. Characters grow and change and keep the reader emotionally invested, while also giving the illustrator great possibilities for the art. It’s a balancing act all the way around. Writing teacher and author of over a dozen children’s books Darcy Pattison explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. You’ll learn why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, how to write a read-aloud friendly book, and much more. Pattison provides tips on writing, editing, and marketing your manuscript to publishers. If you like detailed writing guides, plenty of contemporary examples, and practical worksheets, then you’ll love Darcy Pattison’s guidance on creating your own masterpiece that will fascinate generations of young readers.
This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers. This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.
Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards
From the creators of When Kids Ask Hard Questions comes MORE questions – and thank goodness, responses! – on today’s tough topics. In an increasingly complex world, children deserve thoughtful responses informed by our progressive faith values. In this second volume for parents, teachers, and faith leaders, respected experts, pastors, and parents address more than two dozen tough topics, offering theological perspectives and suggestions for comforting and spiritually guiding children. Topics include: racism and white supremacy; vaping and illegal drugs; domestic abuse and family stigma; pornography and sexuality; mental illness and teen suicide; social media and isolation; and terminal illness and grief.
As Myne continues her busy life as an apprentice blue shrine maiden, some good news changes everything: Her mother is pregnant! Naturally, Myne immediately sets out to make a picture book for her future little sibling. But there's still so much she doesn't know about the temple that doing anything is a struggle. She's forced into the education of a shrine maiden and has her hands full with her new attendants. She has a mountain of work as the orphanage director, too. As always Myne has bitten off more than she can chew, but she charges forward with her love of books giving her strength. And as it becomes clear that someone with her level of mana will not continue to go unnoticed, the door to the world of nobles opens and the plot escalates dramatically! Winter approaches, and a blizzard is about to fall upon this bibliofantasy!
Does your child love horses? Kate Cruise's Discovery Book Series is what your child & you as a parent are both going to love if you love horses. Inside the horse discovery book your child will learn about things like: * Evolution Of Horses Until Today * Home Of Horses * Senses Of Horses * Behavior Of Horses * Cute Horse Babies * Beautiful Golden Horses * Most Rare Horse Breeds In The World * Horses Relation With Donkeys * Horses & Humans * Horse Riding & Tricks * Caring For Your Horse * The Most Amazing, Curious & Intriguing Facts About Horses and other surprises that you did not know about horses... This book will take your child through a journey of fun facts, amazing discoveries, curious and intriguing stories about horses, and beautiful & amazing pictures of horses. You will find some interesting revelations and secrets you probably never heard about horses. Some myths and truths, and other curious stuff about horses that children just find cool and groovy to know are also included. Did you know that no two horses are identical! Inside you will find out the most amazing stuff about horses that there is to know about! As a mother of 3 young children and with the experience as an elementary teacher, science researcher, writer and publisher of many publications for kids, Kate Cruise has learned to listen & to interact with kids. It is a book series inspired by kids and for kids! Kids learn about new and interesting facts so that a combination of both the curious and the new materials and facts together with the visual aspect of the pictures. Children are entertained with the coolness factor of the discovery book plus they learn some new and a little bit harder to retain facts simultaneously with the cool stuff and this is how the child is going to retain all of the information.
It's out of sight! For all you supersleuths out there, it's time to sharpen your searching skills and gear up for some serious fun! The Everything Kids' Hidden Pictures Book has tons of puzzles that take you from the beach to the classroom and all over town in search of out-of-the-way objects hidden from plain view. Grab a pencil and start exploring these creatively mastered puzzles! Whether you're sorting through laundry or posing for pictures, you can plow your way through themes such as: Fun with pets Schooltime activities Friends and family Outdoor entertainment With hundreds of objects just waiting to be discovered, you're in for page after page and hour after hour of fun!