There are different rules for writing a book, depending on your genre and target audience’s age. For young children from ages 2-8 years old, you should remember these top 10 suggestions for children’s book content:
- It’s not easy to be different, but it’s okay.
- You story needs heroes and villains, and the good guys should prevail over the bad.
- Your story must be clear and concise, and your world should be black or white.
- You should stick to one story so as not to confuse children.
- Characters must have their weaknesses and strong points.Its okay for stories to be scary, but they should not be traumatic to a child’s mind.
- Fun is important to children, but so is spelling and grammar. Be careful what you write, as children are learning their vocabulary from the stories they read.
- Fiction must be well-balanced. Magic, witch crafts or supernatural powers, for example, are okay as long as they’re logical within the context of the story.
- You should include lessons that kids can understand and use in their daily lives.
- Regular children can do extraordinary things, with or without assistance from adults.
- Write to inspire!
That’s it for today’s tips, but click here to learn more about publishing a children’s book that can motivate and inspire young minds.