Catherine Austen books for young people

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"Her writing cuts straight to the heart."

(The Globe and Mail)


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Great Books for Young Writers

Hundreds of books have been written to help children and young adults improve their writing. Here is a list of my personal favourites. (I'm sad to say that several are hard to find in stores. But they're all in my local library. I hope you can find a copy.)

David L. Harrison, Writing Stories (Scholastic, 2004)

Allan Wolf, Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent and Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life, illustrated by Tuesday Mourning (Lark Books, 2006)

Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter, Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, Illustrated by Matt Phelan (Roaring Brook Press, 2010)

Victoria Hanley, Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens who like to Write (Cottonwood, 2008)

Joe Rhatigan, In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids (Lark Books, 2003)

Where Can Young Writers Publish Their Work

This topic needs a page of its own. Go to the Young Writers' Publication List

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