Reading has always been important to me. I started reading at a young age and soon, I was writing my own short stories as a Kindergartener. It was no surprise my teachers were blown away by this little girl bringing short stories typed out to school.
Now that I am a mom, I know there are so many benefits of children reading and getting them excited for books. Children exposed to reading do better academically, have better communication and speech skills, logical thinking skills, better concentration, and so much more. Not only are you giving them these skills, you are opening their world of creativity and imagination.
What would be even more rewarding about getting your children excited for reading? What if YOU became the story-teller and created your own children’s book? It is possible with the help of Children’s Book Academy. Featuring a variety of online courses, Children’s Book Academy takes you through the various skills necessary for writing and illustrating children’s books.
The new upcoming course, Middle Grade Mastery, is an exciting class from award-winning Hillary Homzie and Dr. Mira Reisberg. Taking you on a step-by-step self paced e-course, you will quickly find the reward of bringing your own story to life.
Idiosyncratic, clever and fun. These are just some of the defining features of some of the most memorable characters in middle grade fiction. Who can forget the wit of Charlotte the wordsmithing spider in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web or the wacky exuberance and charm of Astrid Lindgren’s Pippy Longstocking in Pippy Longstocking or the inimical yet ultimately beneficent sass and style of Willie Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. None of the plots in these books would work without singular and unpredictable characters that generations of children have come to love. Learn how to create equally wonderful characters with compelling plots with Middle Grade Mastery.
A reason to get even more excited? If you register for the “we make writing middle grade novels fun and accessible” course, you’ll also be able to purchase the Chapter BookAlchemist course for a limited time for half off the discounted price. You’ll also have the chance to have your work seen by editors and publishers.
A variety of scholarships are also available. So what are you waiting for?