Writing Children's Books.

 Learn How to Write For Children and Get Published.

Start today

So, You Want to Write a Children's Book?

The Classic course is the course created by a Booker Prize list, award-winning author and Cambridge University History graduate to share with you the ingredients of the very best-selling children's books of all time. JK Rowling's Harry Potter, CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, JM Barrie's Peter Pan, and all the best-beloved books from Alice in Wonderland to Mark Haddon's Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time and everything in between. 

Be guided step by step to create a wonderful and original children's book. Discover the joy of writing for children. Start the ultimate children's book creative writing course today.


How to Write a Children's Book and Get Published.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande took the Classic course with The Novelry and secured a two-book deal with Puffin Books. Her children’s book How to Be Extraordinary was published in August 2019.

“This course has been so enlightening! I have a goal, a road-map, the beginnings of characters I love and a magical world I want to explore and adorn. A magical, enlightening experience - a course that holds your hand and takes you to the very doorway of writing a modern classic.”

Rashmi Sirdeshpande. 


A Two-Book Publishing Deal.

Susie Bower wrote 'School For Nobodies' with The Novelry.

"This lovely novel has the perfect blend of excitement, emotional power and magic to hook any young reader and Susie’s super confident world building makes this one of the most assured debuts I have read for some time."

(Sarah Odedina editor-at-large for Pushkin Children's Books.)

Susie planned her book with the Classic course - our children's book course - wrote it with our Ninety Day Novel course and completed it with our Editing Course and The Novelry secured her an agent at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop.

We are thrilled to announce that our member, Susie, has now secured a further two-book deal.


Create a Wonderful Children's Book with The Classic Course. 


We have literary agents waiting for our children's books at leading global literary agencies.

Take our course the way that works best for you. Either pace yourself with a lesson a day or tuck into the entire box set of the course immediately. Available worldwide in all currencies. 

The Daily Lesson

£129/m or $165/m

For 2 months

  • Over 45 lessons
  • 12 months access 
  • Purchase in USD $165 here

The Full Course

£259 or $330

Single payment for the box set

  • 45 lessons available immediately
  • 12 months access
  • Purchase in USD $330 here.

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Adventure.

The ultimate course for those writing for children is 'The Classic Course' at The Novelry.

Placeholder Image

Once Upon A Time.

You will learn the great story structure that is the blueprint for the bestselling classics. Get a working model to use to start planning your story immediately. Find out where ideas come from and how to develop them from something small and innocent into something exciting with commercial potential. 

Placeholder Image

Find the Story.

Draw upon your own experience to create the main characters of your big story. Put ‘memory’ at the service of ‘desire’ in a combination commonly known as ‘imagination’. Exercises that will help you discover that you have all you need inside of you. So many great stories originate from the author's wound.

writing a novel to get published


What are the things you should include to create a reading experience that works a powerful magic for Middle Grade and Young Adult books? These lessons examine the mechanics of the epic adventure - the cosy start, the portal, the garden, the guide, temptation, decency, the battle, treasure, and noble sacrifice.

writing for children

Heroes & Villains.

In adult fiction, the conflict is within, in the classic children's bestsellers it's externalised and there are clear agents of good and evil. You'll need the 'special' hero or heroine, singled out by fortune or misfortune, and villains who exude charisma. Learn why they need to have something in common and how to pit apparent opposites against each other for page-turning excitement.

Placeholder Image

The Reader.

You are your first reader. Locate the child within and draw upon your own favourites and heroes. Spend time with the old you. Remember the person you wanted to be. Attribute parts of you to your characters. Discover how to take readers on a thrilling adventure whilst keeping them safe in your story.

Placeholder Image

Become an Author.

Find out how the great authors told their stories, and why. Walk in their footsteps and plunder their toolkits. The sources of inspiration and the working methods are revealed. Leave the course with a big idea, colourful material, a plan, a plot and the confidence that you’re about to write the book of your life. 

Our Reviews.

We are the home of happy writing. Read our testimonials and reviews to reassure yourself that there's no course like this one. You'll be so thrilled you joined us, within days, not weeks from now.

“For me, the shift towards writing for children was a revelation, and the exercises proved really helpful. I have a sense of direction and purpose. I feel more confident about writing - and finishing. The experience has been positive, fulfilling and exciting.” Susie Bower.

Read the Reviews

Worldwide Bestselling Books. Did You Know?

(You'll learn the secrets of these books on our course.)

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien - 150 million +

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 150 million +

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 140 million +

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone / the Sorcerer's Stone (US) by JK Rowling - 107 million +

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis - 85 million +

Discover what they have in common and how it's done. You'll discover what makes a good book a great book with the Classic course.

Suitable for All Writers.

Our courses are suitable for writers at all stages of their writing. Lessons are given by video and text and can be viewed on any internet-connected device - desktop computer, tablet, smart phone - and can be viewed either through our website or our app available on the Kajabi platform for Apple iOS and Android.

Listen and watch your lessons as audio even on your commute! We believe in digital inclusion - where life stage, visual impairment, dyslexia or dis/ability aren’t barriers to learning to write a novel. Our online course content can be read aloud in multiple languages using a natural and engaging voice to transform your reading experience. We offer our pages in 99 languages; with speak translated text aloud in 40 languages. You will find a SPEAK button in your course and you can use it to start the text reading aloud to you. You can change the speed, and the language of playback. You can magnify text too. Simply perfect. Read more and try it for yourself here.

Any questions? Try our FAQ page here.

Or contact us here.

Get the Sunday paper for writers.

Sign up to receive the weekly blog to your inbox.