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Title: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: AmandaSue on May 13, 2013, 06:00 PM
I just found out my niece wants to be an author. Do you have any good suggestions on writing books for kids around 9-years-old? I'm thinking books with ideas, writing prompts, advice, etc.
Title: Re: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: Ruth Donnelly on May 13, 2013, 07:05 PM
Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine is wonderful.
Title: Re: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: Jean Reidy on May 14, 2013, 08:04 AM
Spilling Ink
Title: Re: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: DianaM on May 14, 2013, 08:43 AM
"Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme" by Jack Prelutsky. Lots of really fun prompts, ideas, and examples. It's for poetry, but you could certainly use it to write a whole story in rhyme. Also, maybe check out "The Plot Chickens".
Title: Re: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: cindoh on May 14, 2013, 08:56 AM
Seconding Writing Magic. My daughter first used it when she was nine or ten, and still refers to it now that she's 13. (It has useful writing advice for adults too.)
Title: Re: Writing Books for Kids
Post by: Vijaya on May 14, 2013, 10:12 AM
I love Spilling Ink.

Adding: The Playful Way to Serious Writing by Roberta Allen

Vijaya