interview by Anne Tews Schwab for writeforkids (Paid subscriber to Children’s Book Insider? See the bottom of the post for bonus content!) As she gracefully accepted her Newbery Medal on June 29, 2014, Ms. Kate DiCamillo spoke about her mother’s role in the creation of her award-winning book, Flora and Ulysses: […]
Introducing Worldreader, an amazing organization that is spreading literacy and understanding to millions of children. Here’s how you can get involved!
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If you think true books for children are boring, then it’s been too long since you’ve read one. Lyrical writing, in-depth research, breath-taking photography, and detailed illustrations are the new norm in nonfiction. Here’s how you can reap the benefits of writing nonfiction.
Top children’s book editor Emma Dryden concludes her three part interview series with CBI Publisher Laura Backes by describing the best business practices for today’s authors, and why every writer needs an editor.
A favorable mention on a book review blog can go a long way toward promoting your book. But how do you know which blogs to submit to when there are hundreds to choose from? We’re here to help. We sifted through the lists and chose this baker’s dozen of the absolute best review blogs.
In the late 50’s, Allen Ginsberg asked his friend Jack Kerouac to explain his concept of “spontaneous prose”. Kerouac responded with a series of maxims that are, in turn, inspirational, provocative and, sometimes, baffling. And, like almost everything Kerouac did, they’re just plain cool. This video picks some of our favorites. Watch […]