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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.
#1 - May 13, 2013, 06:00 PM
THE THREE RULES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC (Boyds Mills Press, Fall 2018)

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine is wonderful.
#2 - May 13, 2013, 07:05 PM

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Spilling Ink
#3 - May 14, 2013, 08:04 AM
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"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".
#4 - May 14, 2013, 08:43 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
http://www.dianamurray.com

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.)
#5 - May 14, 2013, 08:56 AM

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I love Spilling Ink.

Adding: The Playful Way to Serious Writing by Roberta Allen

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#6 - May 14, 2013, 10:12 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
www.vijayabodach.blogspot.com
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