Every now and then you get really smitten by a book. This one did it for me because of it's wonderful language and it's exquisite spirit. It also shows why some picture book writers might really be chapter book or early middle grade writers and why diversity is so important. It's sweet and short and well worth a watch. And as an added bonus honoring our chapter book course starting next week, here is the link for the webinar that Hillary and I made last week (we usually don't do this) but it's about good writing, structure and why writing novels for ages 6-10 might be easier than you think. http://www.anymeeting.com/KidsBooks/E151DD808848
FYI Our magical course on writing much needed chapter books and early middle grades starts next Monday January 12th right here http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/the-chapter-book-alchemist.html It gets rave reviews as you write a wonderful novel in 5 weeks. Yep it's true. Many folks wrote their novels during that time and one person wrote two and got an agent!! Mind blogging hey!! This course comes with an in-course contest with 10 Golden Tickets to submit to an agent or editor and also has payment plans. Here's the link again in case you're a) curios b) think it's time to expand you career options c) Want to have an amazing time http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/the-chapter-book-alchemist.html
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.