The idea for making a kids zine came about when my daughter, Maude was little, on a trip to the SW Library. We really love adult-made kids’ books, but I also adore kid’s creative expressions. Children have original minds that think of things differently than adults, and their art (and role-play) and writing can be so cute, beautiful, clever, funny, interesting. It made me think kids would love seeing art and writing by other kids in a book. That was some years ago. Once able to get to the project during the pandemic, it was fairly slow going collecting what you see inside here.
This is a first for this press—the children’s book sector. I may make another one next year or it may be a one-off depending on how things go. Seeing kids’ creative work as their arts slowly trickled in was a delight, so I will hope to do another.
Related title: Kids for kids (Print)
Title: Kids for kids (Online)
Comments from community –
Such a fun project! -Amie Van Liew
I think kids’ art is very important to the world and important to let them know their creativity is valued. So this project is wonderful. -Judith Skillman
Thank you so much for doing this wonderful project. What a bright spot you are creating for so many! My son was so excited and immediately got to writing. -Elizabeth Chatel
Wonderful. Important to see what children are thinking about, and how they tell stories and visualize life around them. —Everett Aison, author of ARTRAGE