Determining the Age Group for Children's Books - podcast

The reading level in children's books is important for a book's market. It determines the approximate age of your target audience. Jennifer Emmett, vice president and editorial director of children's books for National Geographic Books, describes what factors weigh into determining the age group for children's books. She explains that they look at the complexity of the material, how the book pairs up with what is being studied in schools, and the level of writing. Vocabulary and sentence structure also play a role in determining the reading level.
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  • Hi my name is Stacey Canfield. I'm going to be starting on my life store in a child's point of vow. I was in a very bad Car wreck at the age of 6. I was in a coma  for almost 6 months. In that time I was with Jesus!!! He told me that I will do many thing and make an impact in this world. I was bullied  and left out of activities at school because  I was different then other children. I spent a lot of time just by myself because I was not able to do what the were playing like baseball or soccer. My childhood was very lonely. My goul is that kids will see those kids that are left out of activates and they will reach out and have some compassion on them

  • Thank you! This is very helpful!
  • Yes Jennifer it is hard I wrote eight books one poetry and seven children books one is the woman that knew God and little chicken kittle breaks free from the evil troll my books are on www. barnes& and and believe you me it took years sharalee marie shepherd washington 11 looking for literary agent 440-232-4237
  • very informative
  • Thank for this very important tips. As a children book writer, I know how it is complex to find right vocabulary, style and sentence length for children books.