December Is ChiChiBoWriMo

Join CPL this December as we launch ChiChiBoWriMo (pronounced shy-chee-bo-rye-mow). What's that you ask? It's Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month!  We are encouraging children and their families to participate by writing their own book together this month.

It’s as easy as grabbing some crayons, markers, pencils and pens and putting your ideas on paper. It could be a picture book, a novel, an informational book, a poetry book, a comic book, or maybe even a pop-up book!

No matter what your ideas are, ChiChiBoWriMo is the perfect way to spend time as a family writing your own book. Here are some titles to help you get your creative juices flowing.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: This collection of captioned illustrations is a perfect inspiration for writing the stories behind the image. These pictures could be worth much more than a thousand words.

Art for Kids: If comics are more your style, this book has all the tips you’ll need to write and draw your own comic book.

Rocket Writes A Story: Rocket loves to write and now he wants to write his own story. A little friend encourages him to look at the world around him for inspiration.

Check out even more books that could inspire your story or try one of our writing prompts to get you started.

What are you waiting for? Grab some paper and start creating your own children’s book!

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