Leonard Krashoc (his pen name is "KRASH") and I both write children's
stories. In the past we took our stories to an adult writers' group for
constructive criticism. Helpful? Yes.
But then a flash of insight came to us: Who better to read and
evaluate our stories than our audience: the KIDS!
So that's how First Reader Club came into being.
First Reader Club is an opportunity for kids ages 8 through 12 to read,
evaluate and edit our unpublished stories...with parental supervision,
of course. This is a free program. Participating kids receive a packet
of materials, which includes a copy of the unpublished story, a red
pen, a yellow hi-liter and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Once
the completed project is returned to us, the kid receives a membership
card in the mail and his/her name will be included as a "Contributing
Editor" in the credits of the published book. And...of course...each kid
who completes the project will receive a free copy of the published