February 23, 2014

What’s So Great About Books?

I can’t imagine life without reading and hope I never have to. Great books open our hearts and minds and show us how to be better, whether we’re kids or adults. Consider these ideas on books:

TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. ~Jesse Lee Bennett

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ~Helen Exley

Books had instant replay long before televised sports. ~Bern Williams

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen

The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived. ~Howard Pyle

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.  ~Clifton Fadiman

Is there a book you’d like for children to read, but it’s not out there? Then write it. Are you one of those people who’ve had a children’s book simmering inside you for years? Has a story slowly been taking shape as you mull over characters and plot? Take charge of your time. Write your book.

We have a great tool to show you how to start and how to stay on track. Please consider our workbook, WRITE A MARKETABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK IN 7 WEEKS. We offer an easy-to-follow plan that guides you week by week.

Please drop us a line with any questions you have about writing for children. We’d also love for you to tell us about your favorite children’s books and what they meant to you.


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