Tips for Creating a Great Children’s Storybook
Everyone believes that they can write a children’s book. There is a common misconception that children’s books are just books filled with lovely little stories that have pretty pictures. However, there is a look that goes into creating and publishing the perfect children’s book. Here is a look at what some of the publisher’s recommend to put in children’s books to make them children friendly.
Pictures. Pictures help move the story along and help children visualize what is happening. While books are supposed to help build children’s imaginations they also need to help guide that child’s imagination along. Pictures do just that.
Larger Type. Children are more attracted to books that have larger font sizes than those with small print. You are better off writing a 300 page book with large print than a small 145 page book with tiny print.
Compelling Story. You need to make sure that the story is compelling and appealing to children. A story about World War II will probably not encourage children to read but a story about toys that come to life and experience WWII will get the points across and appeal to children.
Likeable Characters. Characters are just like people. Some children will like them some won’t. However, you will have to create characters that are appealing to the largest audience. If you are writing try to create a story with a child that is close in age to your audience. The children will love the story and feel a closer bond to the characters. This will make them want to read.