Minnapolis writer Lisa Bullard has a terrific new children’s book out called You Can Write a Story.
It’s a great tool for kids and for teachers. It uses a cooking analogy to walk you through the steps of writing a story. It’s clear, easy to understand, and fun.
I find that writing books for kids often have a lot to offer adults who want to write for kids, as well. For instance, when I first started writing poetry for kids, I got plenty of helpful advice and inspiration from books like Poetry Matters, by Ralph Fletcher; Poetry from A to Z, by Paul Janeczko; and Poem-Making, by Myra Cohn Livingston.
If you have a kid or student who enjoys writing (or who doesn’t!), or you’re thinking about writing a story for kids, but you’re not quite sure how to begin, check out Lisa’s book. It’s a terrific recipe guaranteed to satisfy.