What Makes a Great Children Book

A great book is…

  1. One that contains a simple and original idea presented with clarity and great power.
  2. One that connects with the reader, asserting its world directly into the reader’s mind.
  3. One that makes the world seem larger and more interesting.
  4. One written with humor and a light touch.
  5. One that is a realization of a complete but very different world.

-by Richard Robinson, President and CEO of Scholastic Inc

Source: Abrams, Dennis. (2012). What Makes a Children’s Book Great? We Have Some Answers. Publishing Perspectives. Available from: http://publishingperspectives.com/2012/06/what-makes-a-childrens-book-great-we-have-some-answers/

What Makes a Great Children Book