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Have you ever thought about creating your own comics? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina, brainstorm ideas and use your imagination to create your own stories. Includes bonus and behind-the-scenes material from Raina and her own comics-making adventures!


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Have you ever thought about creating your own comics? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina, brainstorm ideas and use your imagination to create your own stories. Includes bonus and behind-the-scenes material from Raina and her own comics-making adventures!

30 review for Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story

  1. 4 out of 5

    Abby Johnson

    Raina Telgemeier encourages young readers to share their own stories in this guide to writing and drawing. Chapters start with excerpts from her super popular books that lead the way into writing prompts on different subjects - memoir, writing about family, writing based on experiences that happened to you, and writing based on setting. Space is provided in each section for readers to answer questions and start drawing and writing their own stories. This is going to be super popular. Libraries s Raina Telgemeier encourages young readers to share their own stories in this guide to writing and drawing. Chapters start with excerpts from her super popular books that lead the way into writing prompts on different subjects - memoir, writing about family, writing based on experiences that happened to you, and writing based on setting. Space is provided in each section for readers to answer questions and start drawing and writing their own stories. This is going to be super popular. Libraries should be aware that this is a book that encourages kids to write in it. It's still worth getting for the behind-the-scenes look at how Telgemeier wrote Smile and her advice and encouragement for young writers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight

    I love Raina Telgemeier. Full review to come!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Iria

    Raina is SO good at everything, I can't wait to see her next book, Guts! I hope she looks at this!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central In this how-to book, complete with pages for readers to take notes and doodle, Telgemeier gives practical hints on the creative process. Using her own work as a starting point (and including illuminating excerpts from it), aspiring writers are instructed to look at their own background, interests, family, and neighborhood in order to find topics for their stories. There is an interesting section where the how-tos of drawing are laid out, comp Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central In this how-to book, complete with pages for readers to take notes and doodle, Telgemeier gives practical hints on the creative process. Using her own work as a starting point (and including illuminating excerpts from it), aspiring writers are instructed to look at their own background, interests, family, and neighborhood in order to find topics for their stories. There is an interesting section where the how-tos of drawing are laid out, complete with suggestions about paper and writing implements. Fans of this author will also appreciate the inclusion of her personal photographs and reminiscences that inspired her books. There are always a few books by popular authors about how to write being published Ally Carter's Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book, Alexander's The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!) (2018), and Walter Dean Myer's Just Write: Here's How (2012) come to mind, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Jason Reynolds has a similar book in the works. Tweens who love to write LOVE to write, and these books are valuable in giving them direction and motivation. Graphic novels are, of course, extremely popular, and a number of tweens love to draw, so this is a good mix of basic writing advice combined with artistic instruction. This book would make a great gift, since there are pages to be filled out, but because of the additional information about Telgemeier's work and life, it has a place in a school or public library as well. Now, if we could just keep patrons from writing in the library copy!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Scottsdale Public Library

    I love Raina Telgemeier. Seriously. I have read every single one of her middle-grade graphic novels and love them all. If Raina decided to publish a graphic novel about her grocery list - I would buy it and give it 5 stars. She is that good. This is her debut nonfiction book - an interactive journal where Telegemeier takes the reader through her personal creative journey while encouraging the reader to find their own. She encourages the reader to draw, write, and create stories*. Throughout the book I love Raina Telgemeier. Seriously. I have read every single one of her middle-grade graphic novels and love them all. If Raina decided to publish a graphic novel about her grocery list - I would buy it and give it 5 stars. She is that good. This is her debut nonfiction book - an interactive journal where Telegemeier takes the reader through her personal creative journey while encouraging the reader to find their own. She encourages the reader to draw, write, and create stories*. Throughout the book, there are pages with snippets of her previously published works (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts) as well as a sneak peek of her upcoming graphic novel, Guts. It is a very cute and inspiring read. *Remember, if checking out from the library you will need to write/draw on your own paper and not the pages of the book. -Jenny L.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tooley

    -Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book— all opinions are my own- ____ Share Your Smile by @goraina is an amazing addition to anyone who loves Raina Telgemeier as an author!. Readers will love not only reading about where her inspirations came from, but also be able to start sharing their own stories through the wonderful prompts and ideas in this book. I really enjoyed the different excerpts from her life and the areas where the reader -Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book— all opinions are my own- ____ Share Your Smile by @goraina is an amazing addition to anyone who loves Raina Telgemeier as an author!. Readers will love not only reading about where her inspirations came from, but also be able to start sharing their own stories through the wonderful prompts and ideas in this book. I really enjoyed the different excerpts from her life and the areas where the reader could add in their own pictures and memories. This is a must have to anyone’s Smile collection! ❤️

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I'm not going to give this a star rating, because I'm not the target audience nor do I have aspirations of being a cartoonist. I just read this because I'll read anything Raina Telgemeier releases. This is a great "how to"-type book, helping middle grade kids take from their real lives to make comics, like how Raina did with Smile and Sisters . There are some neat behind-the-scenes pictures, which was the part that I was most interested in, and lots of great advice for budding graphic novelists. If t I'm not going to give this a star rating, because I'm not the target audience nor do I have aspirations of being a cartoonist. I just read this because I'll read anything Raina Telgemeier releases. This is a great "how to"-type book, helping middle grade kids take from their real lives to make comics, like how Raina did with Smile and Sisters . There are some neat behind-the-scenes pictures, which was the part that I was most interested in, and lots of great advice for budding graphic novelists. If this book succeeded in anything, it made me want to go through and re-read Raina's books again. It's been awhile since I've read them, and the excerpts made me want to pick them up. The only negative I can find about this is the extreme lack of Baby-sitters Club, but I guess the focus was on her original work, so I'll forgive it. (Really, I can never get enough BSC though!)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. What a cool book! Calling all kids who want to be a writer and illustrator of graphic novels! Raina Telgemeier walks kids through her process for creating some of her very popular graphic novels: SMILE, SISTERS, DRAMA, and GHOSTS. Interspersed with excerpts from the book and descriptions of Telgemeier's process are writing prompts, drawing lessons, and spaces for kids to plan and execute the beginnings of the Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. What a cool book! Calling all kids who want to be a writer and illustrator of graphic novels! Raina Telgemeier walks kids through her process for creating some of her very popular graphic novels: SMILE, SISTERS, DRAMA, and GHOSTS. Interspersed with excerpts from the book and descriptions of Telgemeier's process are writing prompts, drawing lessons, and spaces for kids to plan and execute the beginnings of their own graphic novels. The book also includes ideas for consistently sparking creativity and finding sources of inspiration in your own life. Best of all, Telgemeier takes kids' writing and illustration very seriously. She is not humoring kids here! One thing serious kid artists will think is cool is how the author shares the tools she uses to create her art. I learned a lot about what it takes to produce a quality graphic novel! Highly recommended for fans of Raina Telgemeier, graphic novels in general, and any kids who dream of creating their own graphic novel some day. All writers—even those who are not illustrators—can find inspiration here. Since this is a workbook, I pre-ordered a copy for each of my daughters.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Using her other published graphic novels, Raina Telgemeier walks readers through the process of writing their own stories. Through Smile she talks about how to draw - faces, and expressions; how to reminisce about your hometown and decide what elements make it special. Sisters helps the reader look at family, and gives ideas about writing your own story from a special family trip or event. Drama brings the reader ideas about writing fiction based on experiences in their own life. She asks questi Using her other published graphic novels, Raina Telgemeier walks readers through the process of writing their own stories. Through Smile she talks about how to draw - faces, and expressions; how to reminisce about your hometown and decide what elements make it special. Sisters helps the reader look at family, and gives ideas about writing your own story from a special family trip or event. Drama brings the reader ideas about writing fiction based on experiences in their own life. She asks questions about school and talks about research; and with Ghosts she talks about writing from another perspective and how important atmosphere is. Telgemeier has provided a very useful workbook. Great questions to get you thinking about your own stories, tips on drawing and the process of making a graphic panel story. It’s not necessary to have read all of Telgemeier’s books, but her ideas are drawn from them, so it wouldn’t hurt to know them. This would be a great guide for an individual - especially one who loves Raina Telgemeier, or as a classroom text for a unit on writing your own stories. For this and more of my reviews, visit https://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20... . CHECK IT OUT

  10. 5 out of 5

    3queensread

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book -all opinions are my own. Fans of Raina Telgemeier will love her new interactive journal. Telegemeier helps young readers share their own stories just like she's shared her own in her best selling graphic novels. Each chapter starts with an excerpt from one of her books and then she explains how her real life inspired them. There are then questions that help encourage creativity and a space for writing. I love how Raina lets Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book -all opinions are my own. Fans of Raina Telgemeier will love her new interactive journal. Telegemeier helps young readers share their own stories just like she's shared her own in her best selling graphic novels. Each chapter starts with an excerpt from one of her books and then she explains how her real life inspired them. There are then questions that help encourage creativity and a space for writing. I love how Raina lets young fans know how she uses her own life to pull inspiration for her books. This journal is more than just full of writing prompts. It has pictures from her childhood and she even gives the steps of creating a graphic novel from idea building to putting the color into the pages. This is one of the most interactive writing journals that I have seen. Young writers who love Raina's books will love this.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Leonard

    Know any budding graphic novelists or writers? SHARE YOUR SMILE is exactly the book to put in their hands. Telgemeier breaks the creation process down into easily understood chunks from inspiration to finished drawings. She takes you through the research and drawing process, using her popular graphic novels SMILE, SISTERS, DRAMA, and GHOSTS as examples. SHARE YOUR SMILE is filled with writing prompts and exercises, giving creators space to explore the elements of creating a graphic novel. < Know any budding graphic novelists or writers? SHARE YOUR SMILE is exactly the book to put in their hands. Telgemeier breaks the creation process down into easily understood chunks from inspiration to finished drawings. She takes you through the research and drawing process, using her popular graphic novels SMILE, SISTERS, DRAMA, and GHOSTS as examples. SHARE YOUR SMILE is filled with writing prompts and exercises, giving creators space to explore the elements of creating a graphic novel. Thanks to #KidlitExchange for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Raina Telgemeier, beloved by school-age children everywhere, shares tips from writing her own graphic novels on how to write and illustrate your own memoir, drama, and supernatural story. Of course, there are pages for filling in your own ideas, so maybe it is best to own your own copy, but those pages are less than half and may be better off on separate paper for writing your own story. Our library has a copy because the writing and drawing info is beefy enough for the kids to borrow to read, a Raina Telgemeier, beloved by school-age children everywhere, shares tips from writing her own graphic novels on how to write and illustrate your own memoir, drama, and supernatural story. Of course, there are pages for filling in your own ideas, so maybe it is best to own your own copy, but those pages are less than half and may be better off on separate paper for writing your own story. Our library has a copy because the writing and drawing info is beefy enough for the kids to borrow to read, and then to practice on their own paper.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nichole Oothoudt

    @kidlitexchange #partners Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This book was great! Lots of tips and idea-gathering questions for young writers as well as space to make the story begin to take shape. Telgemeier shares the inspiration for her books as well shows how the novels come together - from a brainstormed list to a sketch to an inked final copy. I can see myself using this when working with my students. @scholast @kidlitexchange #partners Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This book was great! Lots of tips and idea-gathering questions for young writers as well as space to make the story begin to take shape. Telgemeier shares the inspiration for her books as well shows how the novels come together - from a brainstormed list to a sketch to an inked final copy. I can see myself using this when working with my students. @scholasticinc @goraina

  14. 4 out of 5

    Julie Overpeck aka Mrs. O's Library

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for a review copy. All opinions are my own. I really like this book. Telgemeier gives young people a framework and prompts for writing or drawing their own stories. She gives enough background about her own life and how that influences her books for readers to understand how their backgrounds can prompt their creations, and she gives them space to start writing and drawing.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amy Pickett

    Until Guts arrives in September, readers can get a little practice telling their own stories with this interactive journal, which is full of “tips, tricks, and inspirational kick-starters for getting your story down on paper.”

  16. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    A great book to get kids who are already making their own comics or want to make their own started. This book helps readers/creators focus their story, plot line, and drawing techniques. They also get backstories into Raina’s graphic novels. I hope kids other than her fans will pick up this book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kris

    Good for fans of middle-grade graphic novels who want to write their own. I like that it encourages creativity, and has practical advice, but it has too many excerpts from her other books that aren’t really needed.

  18. 5 out of 5

    DevanshiC

    This book was a great do it yourself. It was like Raina was talking to you about her life and how she made Smile and persisted. If you like do it yourself books or you are interested in making a Graphic Novel and you love Raina Telgemeier this is definitely for you.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Scarlett

    THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME!!!! You can draw and plan your graphic novels!!! Future graphic novelists, READ THIS ASAP!!!! Everyone will love this. I think that you will forever be grateful of this book. P.S This book changed my life. Raina's books are awesome so read all of them. She is so inspiring.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    A very quick read about the creative process Raina Telgemeier goes through to make her graphic novels. It’s also have journal/activity book to encourage budding young writers to brainstorm their own ideas for a graphic novel. Love her books so I really enjoyed this behind-the-scenes book!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sybil Payne

    It's a great book

  22. 5 out of 5

    leah

    it was there at costco okay

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Telgemeier shares her techniques and suggestions for writing stories. She intersperses examples from her own work with suggestions and prompts for readers.

  24. 5 out of 5

    BookMaster529

    Great activity book! Perfect for kids who like drawing.

  25. 4 out of 5

    wildct2003

    More a workbook than a non-fiction book. Lots of white space for individual contributions. Not bad, but not a lot of meat to digest.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    A great gift for a budding young author and/or artist. A lot of great, accessible ideas on how kids can get started on writing their own stuff.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    She's one of my favorite authors and I love how it talks about her life and I can't wait for her new book, Guts.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Shayne

    it’s very cool it teaches you all about how to make your own comics 16 stars lol

  29. 4 out of 5

    LiteraryJenny

    I love Raina Telgemeier. Seriously. I have read every single one of her middle-grade graphic novels and love them all. If Raina decided to publish a graphic novel about her grocery list - I would buy it and give it 5 stars. She is that good. This is her debut nonfiction book - an interactive journal where Telegemeier takes the reader through her personal creative journey while encouraging the reader to find their own. She encourages the reader to draw, write, and create stories*. Throughout the book I love Raina Telgemeier. Seriously. I have read every single one of her middle-grade graphic novels and love them all. If Raina decided to publish a graphic novel about her grocery list - I would buy it and give it 5 stars. She is that good. This is her debut nonfiction book - an interactive journal where Telegemeier takes the reader through her personal creative journey while encouraging the reader to find their own. She encourages the reader to draw, write, and create stories*. Throughout the book, there are pages with snippets of her previously published works (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts) as well as a sneak peek of her upcoming graphic novel, Guts. It is a very cute and inspiring read. *Remember, if checking out from the library you will need to write/draw on your own paper and not the pages of the book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mary Beth

    Telgemeier weaves pieces of her graphic novels along with how she wrote them throughout the guide along with plenty of pages for writing and drawing. There are thoughtful questions to get the ideas flowing. There are sections based off her books like: about you, about your family, your hometown, your school stories and a research section. There are lots of tips on both writing and drawing and a sneak peak into her next book, Guts. While kids may not know all the terms she uses, they will love th Telgemeier weaves pieces of her graphic novels along with how she wrote them throughout the guide along with plenty of pages for writing and drawing. There are thoughtful questions to get the ideas flowing. There are sections based off her books like: about you, about your family, your hometown, your school stories and a research section. There are lots of tips on both writing and drawing and a sneak peak into her next book, Guts. While kids may not know all the terms she uses, they will love the insight she gives into her process. It is meant to be written and drawn in. The biggest issue is the spine. With so many pages to write and draw on, this should have been spiral bound, instead of hardcover.

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