Resources for Writers

Organizations:

CANSCAIP

The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (www.canscaip.org)

Articles on Writing and Revising:

The Art of Detection: One Editor’s Techniques for Analyzing and Revising Your Novel  by Cheryl Klein

The End is Only the Beginning: A step by step guide to refining  your manuscript by Anita L. Nolan

Line Editing in 10 Easy Steps by David Louis Edelman

Barbara Greenwood’s Guide to …Writing for Children by Barbara Greenwood

Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal:A Primer for the First-Time Nonfiction Book Writer by Scott Mendel

How to Write a Damn Good Novel II by James N. Frey

Eleven things You Need to Know by Tim Wynne-Jones

If you want to be a writer, then READ, READ, READ!  Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Picture Books

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CLICK, CLACK, MOO by Doreen Cronin illus. by Betsy Lewin
CHESTER  by Melanie Watt
SCAREDY SQUIRREL  by Melanie Watt
GRUMPY BIRD  by Jeremy Tankard
DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS by Mo Willems
FANCY NANCY  by Jane O’connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Early Chapter Books

HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS by Thomas Rockwell
BUNNICULA (series) by Deborah and James Howe
JIGSAW JONES (series) by James Preller
MAGIC TREEHOUSE (series) by Mary Pope Osborne
MARTIN BRIDGE (series) by Jessica Scott Kerrin
ZAC POWER (series) by H.I. Larry
LOONEY BAY ALL*STARS series by Helaine Becker

Middle Grade

HOLES by Louis Sachar
BRIDGE TO TERIBITHIA by Katherine Paterson
HATCHET by Gary Paulsen
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo
JOHNNY KELLOCK DIED TODAY by Hadley Dyer
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle

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