Writing for Children

I loved my monthly magazine when I was a child, and my son loved his. Reading together and separately, I grew familiar with the structure, language, and rhythm of the stories in contemporary magazines, and in the middle of one night in December 1999, wrote a story.

 

“The Inside Ballerina” appeared in CRICKET, and the joy that acceptance created fueled my passion to continue writing for children.

 

Although I’ve written poetry for adults much of my writing life, I began to focus on writing for the very young child during the time I worked at the Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center. My relationships with the children enabled me to channel their voices and the way they explored and explained the world, their play, and their work.

 

I absolutely delight in creating early childhood poetry, and look forward to poems appearing in magazines and books!

Children’s Poetry

  • “Lonely Moon”, Ladybug, January 2020

  • So Tall, So Small”, Babybug, January 2020

  • On Daddy’s Shoulders”, Ladybug, January 2015

  • “Prairie”, First Place, Poetry that Moves, Suburban Chicago PACE buses

  • “Mommie Jammies Day”, Once Upon a Time, Summer 2014

  • “Clay”, Ladybug, TBA

  • “Night Dance”, Highlights, TBA

  • “Blueberry Picking”, Hello Magazine, TBA

 

 

Children’s/YA Short Fiction

  • “Ready, Rosie?”, Cricket, TBA

  • “Pasha’s First Yom Kippur”, Highlights, October 2008

  • “The Inside Ballerina”, Cricket, November 2001

         Cited in THINKING THROUGH GENRE (H. Lattimer, Stenhouse 2003)

         and seed story for award-winning short film (Manhattan Film Festival), La Folia

  • Secondly”, W.O.W.! Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest, Second Place, 2012

 

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© 2019 Carol Coven Grannick

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