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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. 5 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. 5 out of 5

    Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight

    I love Raina Telgemeier. Full review to come!

  3. 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, complete with su 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!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    -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 picture -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! ❤️

  5. 5 out of 5

    D.J. Beast

    Recommended for kids and tweens.

  6. 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!

  7. 5 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

  8. 4 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 their own graph 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. 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.

  10. 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 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.

  11. 5 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. @scholasticinc @goraina

  12. 4 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. Thanks 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.

  13. 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.”

  14. 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.

  15. 5 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.

  16. 4 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.

  17. 4 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.

  18. 4 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.

  19. 4 out of 5

    leah

    it was there at costco okay

  20. 4 out of 5

    BookMaster529

    Great activity book! Perfect for kids who like drawing.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sybil Payne

    It's a great book

  22. 5 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 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.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cadence

  24. 4 out of 5

    David & Sutteea Johnson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jerzelle

  26. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Perry

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jodi Blaker

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

  29. 4 out of 5

    Oumou

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

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