Help! Need descriptive passages from kids’ or YA books!
I’m starting a unit in my iPad illustration class on Monday. Students will first illustrate a scene from a kids’ or young adult book, and then later will add a character and animate the scene.
I’m looking for really vivid examples of descriptive writing from books for young people. Passages focusing on boys and girls are great: it’s a mix of genders and they do like to see themselves in literature. Older or newer books - doesn’t matter. But if you’ve had kids (or teach kids) in the middle years, knowing the “hot” books of the day would be great.
If you give me the names of books and authors, plus specific passages, I’d be happy to hit the library to seek them out.
Thanks so much in advance!