Let’s face it: some kids just don’t like to read. Increasingly, parents, teachers, librarians, and editors are looking for books that will appeal to reluctant readers. When I was writing The Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read (Random House), I read hundreds of children’s books, old …

Research is the key word when thinking of writing non-fiction for children.  It’s very important to your subject because children are smart enough to know when you are fudging the truth.  Make sure you have all your facts in place when ready to start writing. Check facts with experts; for …