I came across these writing tips while I was browsing the website of one of my new favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo. I especially love tips #4, #5, and #6 because they are different from tips I have read on other lists.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is one of my favorite kids books. Not only is the story beautiful, but the illustrations are amazing. I highly recommend it for all ages.
I am reading The Tiger Rising right now and I love her talent of writing in a way that you can relate to and feel empathy for the characters.