Children love books. Whether it's sitting down in mommy's lap or curling up in a quiet corner to read, a good book gives them a grand adventure. However, writing for children is a lot more challenging than you think. Typically, children's stories are shorter and use simply language, but a short story may not be a good story. There are several elements in crafting a children's story that you, the writer, should be aware of.
One of the elements needed for a good children's story is plot. It should be fun and engaging. Remember, today's children's books compete with TV, video games, Wii, and movies. Take children on an adventure in your book. Don't be over simplistic. The story should follow a logical sequence of events that children should understand. Keep in mind your plot should have some conflict as well. The conflict should be aimed at the age level you're writing for. Conflict in children's writing doesn't need to be complicated. It can be an escaped cat, a move to a new town, or the first day of school.