Basher Basics: Creative Writing
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Basher Basics: Creative Writing

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From the bestselling illustrator whose friendly take on science has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the periodic table to the universe, comes a fresh take on creative writing as only Basher can do it. Meet Plot, one of the many 'Schemers and Dreamers' who keeps a story running and its events moving in the right order; Atmosphere, known as a 'Scene Sette...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Kingfisher (first published July 9th 2013)
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Basher, S. l., & Budzik, M. (2013). Creative writing. Kingfisher.

Reference Type: Handbook

Call Number: 808 BUD

Content/ Scope: This handbook is a part of the Basher Basics series. It provides a succinct guide to writing creatively for students in grades 3-5. The book is broken into five sections and cover nine genres. The topics use humor and clear explanations to help students understand the concepts.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Kingfisher is a branch of the MacMillan Publishers. This company pub...more
Brittany Herrera
Title: Budzik, M. F., & Basher, S. (2013). Creative writing. New York: Kingfisher.

Name: Brittany Herrera

Type of Reference: Handbook

Call Number: 808

Description: This book breaks down writing for students. It covers nine different styles of writing. Following chapters cover topics such as theme, plot, structure, etc. This book is geared for 3-5 graders and explains each topic of creative writing clearly.

Part of the expansion of the Basher series into topics other than science, this con...more
A good intro for kids. It covers concepts they probably won't discuss in class until high school, so they can get a good head start on both the craft of fiction and non-fiction writing. I would be cautious, however, in giving this book to a young writer too early, as so many concepts might overwhelm their creativity.
My least favorite Basher title to-date. Seems thin and poorly categorized.
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