Recommended Books


Lee Wardlaw’s
Recommended Books for Young Writers

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
by Paul B. Janeczko

A Teen’s Guide to Getting Published
by Jessica and Danielle Dunn

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics
by James Sturm

Author Talk
edited Leonard S. Marcus

Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book
by Stephanie Morrill & Jill Williamson

Write Your Own Haiku for Kids
by Patricia Donegan

Leap Right In! Adventures in Creative Writing
by Karen Benke

National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Work Book
by NaNoWriMo

Our Stories: A Fiction Workshop for Young Authors
by Marion Dane Bauer

Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors/Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and
Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids

by Elissa Weissman

by Myra Cohn Livingston

Poetry Matters: Writing A Poem from the Inside Out
by Ralph Fletcher

Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing
by Karen Benke

Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens
by Victoria Hanley

So You Want To Be a Writer?
by Vicki Hambleton

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook
by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter

The Creativity Project
by Colby Sharp

Wand in the Word edited
by Leonard S. Marcus

What's Your Story?
by Marion Dane Bauer

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink
by Gail Carson Levine

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly
by Gail Carson Levine

Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories
by Jack Gantos

Writer’s Guide to Getting Published
by Kathy Henderson