Remembering the Audience for Children's Lit
While Buemle is not advocating for age-banding or humorless stories, she would like to see less “snark” and more “earnestness” in kid lit. Above all, she urges authors and publishers to keep in mind their intended audience.
Young children are still learning about the world around them. They need a huge variety of voices and approaches to that world, from the funny to the thoughtful to the extraordinarily ordinary. (Publishers Weekly Blogs)