You have an idea. It’s the perfect story to tell children and hold their undivided attention. You pull up the computer screen and stare. Here’s where Writing Children’s Books is the perfect book for you.
Far too many prospective children’s authors get stuck on the fundamental (and universal) question of all writers—Where do I start? That’s simply because they’re unsure about the nature of the children’s book market and the skills necessary for literary success. Writing Children’s Books answers the plight of these writers by providing proven strategies and insider information. This powerful how-to guide shows, in eye-opening detail, exactly how children’s authors, both beginning and novice, can have a productive and successful writing career. As the only book to deal exclusively with all the concerns, issues, and questions of prospective children’s authors, it features simplicity, step-by-step directions; and offers strategies and data that guarantee literary success.
This insightful book is written by award-winning children’s author and writing instructor Anthony D. Fredericks. Writing Children’s Books includes a plethora of techniques, strategies, and information to guide any potential children’s author from blank sheet of paper (or computer screen) to viable, publishable manuscript.
About the Author
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A retired professor of education from York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books, including teacher resource materials (Guided Reading in Grades 3-6), children’s books (Mountain Night, Mountain Day; The Tsunami Quilt), and adult non-fiction titles (The Secret Life of Clams). Ace Your Teacher Resume is the second in a series, it follows Ace Your Teachers Interview. His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer.