Tag Archives: writing for children

Culture, geography, history and inspiration – Chinese Immigrants in Canada

From as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by other cultures and eager to know about countries around the world. This fascination has led to traveling, learning about global holidays, attending pow-wows… …writing to overseas pen pals, learning Scottish Highland dancing, volunteering at a First Nations wilderness camp… …AND writing about other …

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Sustainability Alberta Style

Alberta was formally declared a province of Canada on September 1, 1905. To celebrate the 112th birthday tomorrow of my province, and to celebrate the publication this month of my book, Respect Our World: Sustainability, I thought I’d share some of the ways that Albertans work toward sustainability. I admire the leadership Alberta has taken …

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Little Grain’s Big Adventure by Jacqueline Price

How very exciting! An adorable children’s book, with quality writing, unique and exotic locales and wildlife, gorgeous artwork and beautiful lyrical language! Little Grain is bored with his hum-drum life tumbling in the surf among all the other grains of sand, and asks his friend Little Bird to take him to see the sights of Hawaii.  He ventures …

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Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

I don`t normally forward a link to a news article, but I just found this and can`t resist. I just adore Beverly Cleary. On April 12, 2016 she turned 100 years old–can you believe it! Whenever someone learns my name is Ramona, they ask if I read the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. I tell …

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One Story’s Path to Publication

Great news! Standard Publishing will be publishing one of my stories in their teen publication, ENCOUNTER—The Magazine! This is a special thrill because it is one of my favorites. This story grew out of a fun assignment for a writing course with the Institute of Children’s Literature. The instructions were to go to a public …

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Guardian Angel Children’s Book Publisher – Guidelines

If you have written a children’s book, you may want to consider submitting it to Guardian Angel for consideration next summer.  I am impressed with this publisher, whose mandate is to change the world by investing in children, one child at a time. “We want the seeds of the influence from our books to live …

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Please Read Our Past Issues

A writer who wants to carefully target a magazine in order to make a sale will study samples of the magazine, as many writer’s guidelines suggest you do.  But this can get expensive.  Having gone through this experience several times, and being frugal to the core, I have a few recommendations of how to familiarize …

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Writing for Kindergarten Readers

Since I’m having so much fun writing a story for kindergarteners, I thought I’d share some of what I’m learning. I started two stories for the Children’s Writer Contest, but I’m pretty sure they are not going to work for this young age. So I thought I’d focus on the words first, instead of the …

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