This content was originally posted at Children's Book Academy. The first line in a picture book sets the tone for the story. First lines can establish the setting and identify and expand the current world of the main character. A grand opening can hook the reader in an instant, offering the promise of action, adventure, humor, and heart. And perhaps most important, the first line will hopefully encourage readers to continue reading. Sometimes it takes the first few sentences
This content was originally posted at Children's Book Academy. I’m happy to be posting my second piece as a Blogateer!
This time, it’s all about TITLES! I’ll focus on how to brainstorm engaging titles, and I’ll offer some examples of titles that make readers want to stop, look, and read.
Just as character names are important, so are titles.
In a bookstore or library, children spend a short amount of time looking at the book cover. The cover art i