Post-PiBoIdMo Day 4: Heidi Kilgras Listens Between the Notes

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

by Sophie Chawluck by Sophie Chawluck

by Heidi Kilgras

Congratulations, PiBoIdMo participants. You made it! Give yourselves a round of applause before reflecting on your endeavor—to generate a bunch of new ideas for picture books, the greatest medium ever! Okay, I’m biased; I’m a children’s book editor! But, honestly…writing children’s books. Could there BE a greater privilege? I don’t think so. Knowing that your words and ideas are entertaining children, sparking their curiosity, creating lasting memories, impressions, and possibly a love of words/ideas/reading, or maybe even stimulating an interest in a subject that will influence their lives? Priceless. You are contributing to the literacy of the planet. You are reinforcing a loving bond between parent and child. And, in the simplest of terms, and no less important, you are delighting a child.

There is something I have to get off my chest. Sometimes children have terrible taste! There are some books that I…

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