Part I: The ABCs of Writing for Children.
Chapter 1: The Basics of Writing Children’s Books.
Chapter 2: Children’s Book Formats and Genres.
Chapter 3: Understanding the Children’s Book Market.
Part II: Immersing Yourself in the Writing Process.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace.
Chapter 5: Starting with a Great Idea.
Chapter 6: Researching Your Audience and Subject.
Part III: Creating a Spellbinding Story.
Chapter 7: Creating Compelling Characters.
Chapter 8: The Plot Thickens: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution.
Chapter 9: Can We Talk? Writing Dialogue.
Chapter 10: Setting the Scene.
Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice: Point of View and Tone.
Chapter 12: Writing Creative Nonfiction and How-To Books.
Part IV: Making Your Story Shine.
Chapter 13: Editing and Formatting Your Way to a Happy Ending.
Chapter 14: To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate.
Chapter 15: Finding Feedback and Encouragement.
Part V: Getting Published and Promoting Your Book.
Chapter 16: Getting an Agent to Represent You.
Chapter 17: Finding the Perfect Publisher and Signing a Contract.
Chapter 18: Following the Publishing Process.
Chapter 19: Donning Your Publicity Cap.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: More than Ten Great Sources for Storylines.
Chapter 21: Ten Best Ways to Promote Your Story.