A few weeks ago,I wrote a blog post called Why Kids Copy their Research Sources, and How to Break the Habit and was blown away by the response. So many teachers told me it was incredibly helpful. I also received some great comments from fellow children’s book writers.
Award-winning science poet Leslie Bulion had this to say:
LB: Each of my science poetry collections starts with one big idea. For example, the big idea for my next book, Leaf Litter Critters (coming in 2018), was to take readers on a tour through what scientists call the “brown food web.” So I needed to learn how the critter-eat-critter world of Earth’s busy decomposer-recyclers works.
--Nematodes graze on bacteria and fungi, plant feeders (stylets).
Which powerful words associated with this topic might spark an idea and make my writing POP?