Writing Children’s Books – A Cheat Sheet

20 November is recognised as Universal Children’s Day

20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

Children love books and stories, and we want to celebrate that by sharing this wonderful cheat sheet to help writers of children’s books.

From Writing Children’s Books For Dummies

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  1. Alexandra

    Thanks for sharing! As someone who’s considering getting into children’s fiction, this was a great find. I think they’re mostly great tips. However, I have to disagree with the “NEVER” to anthropomorphizing animals. I’m not sure what the justification is for that, but tons of kids love animals and would love them as characters. They’re already seeing a lot of it in the movies and TV shows they’re watching, so it’s not as if it will be confusing for off-putting. What do you think?

  2. elizabeth brawley

    thank you for these, they are great tips.

  3. Carolyn Thomas

    I’m a new writer of children books, please provide tips on writing ebooks

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