100 Great Writing Prompts For Kids

It’s never too early to start on the path to becoming a writer. We’ve compiled this collection of 100 great writing prompts to encourage younger people to use their creativity, exercise their imaginations, and become the kind of writers who write every day.

Salt On a Robin’s Tail

Andrea Kott thought of herself as “the welfare Jew.” The daughter of a single mother whose depression and drinking pitched them into poverty, her stormy life looked nothing like that of the Jewish kids she knew: It defied every stereotype she associated with being Jewish—having an intact family and material wealth, and becoming a bat…

The Invention of Everything

From award-winning author Everett De Morier comes a new book: The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos. This funny and insightful book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good laugh or heartfelt story—and especially for those people you know who need to learn all the crucial skills…

Falling From Grace

When Grace Chantry moves back to her small hometown of Tarn Junction, she’s lost everything from her big-city life except the one thing she’s kept secret: her selectively mute foster daughter, Synia, who is withdrawn from everyone—everyone, it seems, except eccentric local recluse Ida Cale. Struggling against the town’s disapproval, together Ida and Grace set…

Eye of Horace

In this modern-day retelling of an ancient Egyptian myth, Iris Cairo has it all: a loving husband, a successful business, a supportive family. Unfortunately, she also has a not-so-secret admirer, her brother-in-law, Seth, who is willing to do anything—even murder his own brother—to try to win her love. When her husband goes missing, Iris knows Seth…

The Birds of Brookside Manor

Beverly Grady may just be the world’s loneliest woman. Her husband is dead, she hates her sister, and she has no friends—other than the birds she watches every day in her yard. When she finds out her late husband left behind mountains of debt, she has no choice but to downgrade her lifestyle, moving from…

A Cinderella Story

We all know the story: The beautiful girl overcomes her obstacles, falls in love with Prince Charming, and lives happily ever after. But what happens after reality sets in—when life becomes more about smelly socks and dirty diapers than glass slippers and pumpkins that turn into carriages? In this innovative picture book for adults, we…

Thirty-Three Cecils

In 1992 — when Amy Fisher dominated every news channel — there lived two men. The first was a once prominent cartoonist who had a very public fall from grace. The other was an alcoholic who worked in a landfill. Both lived in in different parts of the country and led completely separate lives — until their paths crossed.…