What are some children books you might like to see be published?

I am wanting to write a children's book or maybe more than one but I am trying to figure out some ideas for what parents might like to see in books. Any help would be great! Thanks!

2 comments for “What are some children books you might like to see be published?

  1. silly_duck4
    May 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

    anything that teaches a decent lesson in an interesting or silly way!

  2. Sje
    May 17, 2012 at 4:41 am

    - A math or science book (not a workbook) geared for young preschool / Kindergarten aged girls or girls and boys. I’m looking for practical and simple, non-technical writing that my daughter could understand. She enjoys learning about volcanoes, plants and animals, the human body, physical science, basic math, word problems, etc. The books I find are usually too technical or geared for gradeschool or they seem geared for boys (i.e. getting dirty and gross with slime). I’m interested in finding something that is not so gender-specific either. For example, not looking for princess stuff. Just something that a preschooler/Kindergartener can grasp and remember. I think kids around this age ask a lot of “why” questions. My daughter can get pretty technical and can grasp things if I use simple language. Typical questions might be: “Why do hot things make steam?” and “Why are owls awake at night?” Today she told her grandma what nocturnal meant: Nocturnal means when animals are awake at night because that’s when they hunt for their food and they sleep in the morning. Sorry if I’m going on and on, just trying to give you some ideas here.

    I’d also like to see more Learn-To-Read series of books, something like the Biscuit dog series. I’d like to see basic sight words worked into an engaging story, more modern pictures. I don’t mean abstract, I just mean something newer and more updated. The illustrations and basic story line play a big role in how much my daughter wants to read the series. The story line can be kept pretty simple with the holidays, basic play, manners, etc.

    -Illustrations should have a simple, colorful but entertaining style. I see a lot of stuff that’s either too stylized, too CG or animated looking, dated, or cluttered.

    -Really enjoy books that have lift-up flaps and things to pull but they often get stuck or torn. Wish there was a way to make this work better and also that there were more books with these features that were not just meant for toddlers. One set of books that were terrific that were age appropriate were In The Country and At School by Francesco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais

    You can actually see inside this book if you click on the picture of the cover here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Country-Lift-Flap-Learning-Book/dp/2020694182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241033751&sr=1-1#

    Just some suggestions, hope this helps.

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