Children’s books are the fastest growing segment of publishing in 2020. There was a time a few months ago when The Very Hungry Caterpillar was in the top 10 of all products on Amazon–not only books, but all products in the everything store. The pandemic has caused many parents to spend more time with their children, and those parents are desperate for an alternative to screen time.
So, how do you write for children? As the dad of a 9-month-old and a 23-month-old, I will say we need more children’s books. Right now my daughter is on a Pokey Little Puppy kick. Every night she wants that book. I am ready for something new!
To help with this situation, we have a special guest.
She is Associate Publisher for Children and Youth at Tyndale House Publishers. She brings an extensive background of working with children and children’s products, including eight years of working with Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey.
Linda Howard, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!