Tag: Writing for Children

How To Hit the Side of a Barn Part 2

Donna Earnhardt is the author of Being Frank, illustrated by Andrea Castellani. When Donna isn’t homeschooling or battling the laundry, she’s writing children’s stories, poetry, songs, and mysteries. You might find her fishing the Pee Dee River, hiking in the mountains with her family, or…

How To Hit the Side of a Barn Part 1

  Donna Earnhardt is the author of Being Frank, illustrated by Andrea Castellani. When Donna isn’t homeschooling or battling the laundry, she’s writing children’s stories, poetry, songs, and mysteries. You might find her fishing the Pee Dee River, hiking in the mountains with her family,…

Bringing Big Doctrines Down to Kid Size

How can we teach Bible doctrine to children in ways that they can understand?

Pam Halter & Kim Sponaugle Part 1

Pam Halter has been a children’s book author since 1995. She has published two picture books, Beatrice Loses Her Doll and Beatrice’s New Clothes (Concordia, 2001) . She was selected to attend the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy, May 2010, received Writer of…

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way by Laura Purdie Salas and Lisa Bullard is the second book in the Children’s Writer Insider Guides that I have read. It follows the same short and sweet format as Picture Books The Write Way. I like that….

Primary Sources for Your Nonfiction Picture Book

By Sandman, the writing buddy of Nancy I. Sanders   Everyone wants primary sources in their nonfiction. Primary sources are especially important if you’re researching a historical or biographical picture book. What’s a cat gonna’ do? I tried hiding in a bag and never…

ALA Notable Children’s Books

Notable Children’s Books – 2017 “Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding….

Picture Books the Write Way

 A Children’s Writer Insider Guide from Mentors For Rent – Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas. Picture Books the Write Way by Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas is one of my newest books On My Kindle Shelf. It contains about 40 pages that answer…

Newberry, Caldecott & Coretta Scott King–Oh, My!

I walk into the children’s library and am overwhelmed. Thousands of picture books! Beautiful books, scary books, interesting books, funny books, sad books, informative books, sleepy-time books, holiday books, adventurous books… All of them are good books, so how do I choose the best…

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words…

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