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Question 545: Writing For Children

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Robert asks: “Are there hard rules for different age ranges of children’s books? Can they be broken?”

Resources Mentioned:
The Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope (this was called “The Boxcar Children” in the episode, but that was an error)
Charlotte’s Web by EB White
Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
Tom Swift by Victor Appleton II
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Koenigsberg
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1984 by George Orwell
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
Goosebumps by RL Stein
On Faerie Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien (essay  in the collection Tree and Leaf)