Non fiction books for kids: attitude matters

When you write non-fiction  books for kids, attitude matters. Why do  I say that? If you moan and complain about every  tiny  writing problem, you may give up. Remember that everyone has challenges of one kind or another. Some people are hearing impaired, like ten year-old Riley Kovalcik, whose twin sister, Erin, also has hearing loss. Riley was inspired when she heard an ad about Seattle Seahawks  running back, Derrick Coleman. In the ad, Derrick explains that he was bullied for being hearing impaired, but he focused on his dream of becoming a professional football player. He never let anyone discourage him from living his dream. Little Riley chose to write a letter to Derrick. She said she had “Faif” in him. She wanted him to know she believed in him. and that he should try his best. It’s wonderful to have an attitude, don’t you think? Derrick Coleman was kind enough to answer her letter and no doubt he was pleased to be Riley’s “Insperation.”  I think she will go far in her life because she’s already making a difference by encouraging others.

When I write non-fiction books for kids, I fill them with important, positive messages. I want to encourage children to always try their best and never give up on their dreams. If you want to introduce your child to a  non-fiction book for kids, try Tails of Sweetbrier. It’s an award-winning true story of a little girl who wants nothing more than to become a  champion horseback rider, in spite of her handicap. It will show you that anything is possible if you keep trying.  It’s actually my story, so I know how important it was to have a good attitude. I love reading non-fiction books for kids because they can entertain or inspire me. They can also prove that anything is possible. I hope it becomes one of your favorite non-fiction books for kids.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014


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