Monday, January 28, 2008

I.N.K.

The world of nonfiction for kids is alive and thriving.

Here we will meet the writers whose words are presenting nonfiction in a whole new way. Vicki Cobb, Sneed Collard, Steven Jenkins, Sue Macy, David Schwartz and many others will contribute their thoughts on nonfiction.

Discover books that show how nonfiction writers are some of the best storytellers around.

Learn how these writers practice their craft: research techniques, fact gathering and detective work. Check out how they find unusual tidbits, make the facts interesting and write something kids will love to read.

Explore how photos and illustrations are integrated with the text to explain an artists vision of the world.

Consider what subjects are flooding the market and what still needs a voice.

Rethink nonfiction for kids.

7 comments:

ann malaspina said...

Your new blog looks fantastic. It will be a big help in finding those hard-to-find wonderful nonfiction books that always seem to be hiding at Barnes & Noble. And also inspiring. Thanks for doing this.

Ann

Alison Ashley Formento said...

Can't wait to link this on my blog and pass it along to the school librarians and teachers in the area (just let me know when).

This is a great link for kids and those of us that want to learn and read about this kind of non-fiction.

SevenImpossible said...

This is very exciting. Can't wait to read more!

Jules, 7-Imp

Wanderer said...

Amazing how much you can see if you really look. The photo made me think of wandering through the French countryside on a lazy summer day. Truly inspiring.
Anjali

Sara Latta said...

Hey, great new blog! As a nonfiction writer (science & medicine) I'll be checking in regularly.
Sara

Charles said...

Great site. I look forward to revisiting. I especially like your first post. I did an essay at my Pigeon Post blog a few months ago (You See But You Do Not Observe) at Through the Magic Door on what books parents can use to encourage the development of observation among young children. I would be interested in any suggestions you might have.

Charles

Cloudscome said...

This looks fantastic! I got you in my blogroll.