Chapter Books

© Hayley Lowe

Between picture books and middle grade are early readers and chapter books - the first books that children read by themselves.

Good Websites

Chapter Book Challenge - run by author Rebecca Fyfe, this is a challenge to write a chapter book draft in March of each year. The site provides loads of articles and resources as you do this.

Good Articles

Writing Chapter Books - by Kathy Temean, tips on writing in this category

Earning Money in the Early Reader and Chapter Book Market, by Nancy Sanders

The Early Reader and Chapter Book Market by Mary Kole

The Difference Between Chapter Books and Middle Grade

The Education Market and Chapter Books 

Is it an Animal, Vegetable or Early Chapter Book?

I Have a Chapter Book Idea. Now What? 

Tips for Writing a Story that Editors will Love

Is Your Picture Book Actually a Chapter Book? Five Ways to Find Out by Hillary Homzie

Writing a Chapter Book Series that An Agent Will Love by Jordan Hamessley

Early Readers

New for New Readers: What (Exactly) IS an Early Reader?


The Chapter Book Alchemist presented by The Children's Book Academy. Instructors are the amazing Dr. Mira Reisburg and children's book author, Hillary Homzie. 

Work for Hire

Work for Hire: The Joys and Challenges from One Writer's Perspective

Tips for Writing for the Education Market