There are many reasons young readers put the books down and roll their eyes to reading… and go for the cell phone. But if your book, your article, isn’t compelling enough, they won’t read it.
In today’s age, kids just have shorter attention spans than a dog chasing squirrels. Books today, need to be clear, punchy and to the point without a lot of fluff or too busy. It needs to add the right cliffhanger, and keep ’em kids on the edge of their seat wanting to turn the page.
Also, make sure you’re writing is good writing. Nothing turns me off more than buying books for my child that have poor grammar, grammar errors, and filthy language.