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    How many words should a children's story book have (7 - 10 yr range)?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by kaloni, Sep 4, 2012.

    I wanted to know what is the standard for children story book series - 5000 words, 10,000 words or 15,000 words?

    The age range for my series is 7 - 10 years old.

    My book is evolving to around 14,000 words. Should I split it down to two parts say about 5000 to 7000 words?

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    is it a picture book, or a chapter book?

    i suggest you google for this info as it's readily available on children's book writing sites...
     
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    It's an early chapter book. I have googled and found different views....some say 5000 words ( for eg books like magic tree house where the 1st book was 5000 and went upto 8000 for the next in series)...some say 15,000 is okay. So I am a bit undecided. My protagonist is 8 yrs old and the genre is fantasy.
     
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    do the requisite research... see what's out there and selling well for the early chapter book crowd in that genre... then aim for the middle range re your word count...
     

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