Kid's nonfiction in the last few years has exploded. Facts read like story, and historical features take on character. It's never been so interesting, and fun, to learn something new!
The writing and research process for true books can be addicting. You become an amateur detective, sometimes finding facts and episodes that have become lost and having the excitement of bringing them to light.
I've became an amateur detective, finding lost or hidden facts and putting them together like puzzle pieces. Like I did for The Hole Story of the Doughnut. And I love telling kids about the process for both fiction and nonfiction in my author visits.
Did you attend my nonfiction breakout session at the 2017 SCBWI Houston annual conference? Here is the nine-page handout from that session.