Category Archives: Early Readers

How Do I Turn My Story Into An Early Reader Book?

So, you’ve got a great story you’d like to share with early readers (also called Beginner Readers or Beginning Readers).

Your story may be a vignette from your past — a moment that still stands out, years later. It may be a story inspired by children you’ve been close to, a son or niece or neighbor. Or it may be a completely made up fantasy story you think will appeal to young children.

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What’s the difference between picture books and early readers?

The fascinating thing about children’s literature is that there are so many different ways to tell a story. The challenging thing about children’s literature is that each way you tell the story appeals to a different market. So let’s assume you want to write for children under 10. How do you know if you should write a picture book or an early reader (also described as beginner reader, beginning reader, and early chapter book)?

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