So you want to write for kids

Books to help you on your writing journey

My fav. inspirational reads

Pierre Berton’s The Joy of Writing: a guide for writers, disguised as a
literary memoir (Doubleday, 2003)
Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones (Shambhala, 1986)
Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird (Pantheon, 1994)
Jane Yolen’s Take Joy: A Book For Writers (The Writer Books, 2003)
Katherine Patterson’s The Invisible Child (Dutton, Children’s Books, 2001

My fav. practical books

James Cross Giblin’s Writing Books for Young People (Writer, Inc., 1990)
Sandy Asher’s Writing it Right: how Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories (Writer’s Institute Publications, 2009)
Jean Karl’s How to Write and Sell Children’s Picture Books (Writer’s Digest Book, 1994)
Mary Kole’s Writing Irresistible Kidlit (Writer’s Digest Books, 2012)
Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2000)
Linda Seger’s Making a Good Script Great ( Samuel French, 1994)
Bessie Redfield’s Rhyming Dictionary (General Pub. Co./Pedigree Books, 1986)
Elizabeth Lyon’s Manuscript Makeover (Perigee Books, (2008)
Barbara Seuling’s How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published (MacMillan, 1991)
Harold D. Underdown’s The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books (Alpha, 2004)

Award winners

Carnegie/Greenway Medal winners 


Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners

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Governor General’s Award winners

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