Here at WriteForKids, we’re committed to helping you impact the lives of children around the world with your work. What’s the best way to write stories for kids that impart a message — but also entertain and delight?


Children’s Book Insider Publisher, Laura Backes, has the answer in this entertaining video!


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    […] a book, app or eBook that will bring something meaningful to the life of a young reader.  Perhaps you have a message to share, an inspirational tale to tell or you just want to give your young friend a few giggles to brighten […]

    Poppy Archer
    8 years ago

    This video is wonderful, thank you! It is so easy to fall into the trap of preaching, but who wants to read a preachy book?! Nobody!

    I will be looking up some of the books you mentioned.

    sherif sadek
    8 years ago

    you really touch a very good point, preaching. Thanks for the reminder.

    Cathryn Wellner
    6 years ago

    Amen! Both as a storyteller and as a school librarian, I avoided Message Stories like the plague. They insult the intelligence of listeners/readers. You’ve chosen some of my favorite books to illustrate YOUR message. Excellent models.