Is your child interested in writing books and stories? Discover the top children’s books about writing that encourage storytelling and imagination.
My kids have been writing books for a while now, with stories like “The Sumner Kid Goes to North America Today” and “The Kids and the Blob.” They write on construction paper, yellow-lined notepads, cardboard, you name it. And they’ll bind them with the help of hole punchers and ribbon or staples and tape.
They may have inherited this knack from me. When I was their age, I also wrote books (that I still keep today), including worksheets for solving riddles and sorting items. Stories like “King Monkey” and “Wonder City” were early explorations of drawing characters and developing a storyline.
Along with writing come the questions of how books are made. They ask if illustrators have to draw every single book (“No, the publisher prints them on big printers”). They wonder how authors came up with the characters in their books.
So, when one of them had a project about writing and photographing his own books for school, I turned to the library. I found children’s books about writing that we read at home to give him a better understanding of the writing process.
Little Red Writing tweaks a classic and describes a pencil compiling a story for class. The Plot Chickens is about a determined author set on writing her own story despite numerous rejections. Written Anything Good Lately suggests different types of writing kids can do.
I hope you and your budding author enjoy these children’s books about writing as much as we have:
Children’s books about writing
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