The mind and heart of a child. Their imagination and zest for life. Their curiosity and good-will. These are qualities to be respected and valued. And God REALLY cares that these are honoured. Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15)
So, for me, writing for children starts with prayer. I also stop and listen to life as it flows around me, and somehow the next book becomes apparent. It only takes a few hundred words to follow a child towards God.