Is your child interested in writing books and stories? Encourage storytelling with these 8 children’s books about writing.
My six-year-old has been writing books for a while now. Stories like “The Sumner Kid Goes to North America Today” and “The Witches.” He writes on construction paper, yellow-lined notepads, cardboard, you name it. And he’ll bind them with the help of hole punchers, ribbon and string.
He may have inherited this knack from me. When I was his age, I also wrote books I still have today. I even made my own worksheets where you had to solve riddles and sort things by categories. Here’s “King Monkey”:
The spread says:
The men said, “We’ll be rich!” Monkey was shivering. An idea came to his mind right away. He said to the animals, “I will free you when they are gone. Then you will help me get rid of the men.”
So the men got away. Monkey quickly let them free. Soon all the animals went to the room where the men were. Then they chased them all. Bear said, “We owe you an apology.” “If you weren’t here, we hadn’t been free,” said hippopotamus. “That’s all right,” said monkey. Soon monkey became king of the jungle.
Here’s another one, “Wonder City”:
And yes, I used a notepad with a perfume logo. The spread says:
“Wonder if I’m going the right way,” bear said. “What’s that noise? People! People! I found people.
“I’m gonna have the biggest part of the pie!”
Bear kept going down til the noise loud enough.
Bear found a little house made out of straw.
When he went inside, some weird men ran and trapped bear with a net.
And finally, here’s a workbook I made, titled “Disneyland”:
The left page says: “Write what you see in a market.” And the right page says: “Fill all book story things here. Put all cooking things here.”
So when I heard my son had a project about writing and photographing his own books for school, I was intrigued. I try to supplement what he learns in class with children’s books about writing we can read at home. These are the books I found and loved.
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Your budding author will love reading these children’s books. Little Red Writing tweaks a classic and describes a pencil compiling a story for class. The Plot Chickens is about a determined chicken set on writing her own story despite numerous rejections. Written Anything Good Lately suggests different types of writing kids can do.
I hope you enjoy these selections as much as we have.
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Tell me in the comments: Have you read any of these children’s books about writing stories?