Readers’ Comments

We’d like to hear from you. If you’d like to comment on any of the stories, poems, or illustrations in Launch Pad, look for the comment form on the pages. If your comment is appropriate, we’ll publish it!

“LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It made me cry!” (this comment is about Out of My Mind (Book Review))

“We are not publishing right now, so you might like to check out https://stonesoup.com” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Hello can I make a story
I would like to know and get my stories published somewhere” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“legend” (this comment is about Pumpkin Pie)

“Cool it was great, I loved it!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“I love to write, I can write fiction, nonfiction, poems, and mysteries. I like to write fiction stories the most!!!!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“A=Awesome!” (this comment is about Single Panel Comic Collection)

“That was Quick but nice” (this comment is about The Rubbish That People Throw Away)

“Great Job” (this comment is about The Statue)

“I just got here, and i wanted to FINALLY show my writing to the world. Can u start submitting please? I’d love that!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“me too” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“cool pictures, also wished it rhymed (just a suggestion would be cool.)” (this comment is about Pumpkin Pie)

“hello” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“SOOOOO awesome!!!!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“AMAzing!!” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“☹️☺️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☹️” (this comment is about A Horrible Start)

“i want to write a story” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Good idea!” (this comment is about Single Panel Comic Collection)

“Can I do it too?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“can I write too?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“that was awesome!!!” (this comment is about The Missing Coffee)

“It was really good! Good job!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“wow! 😀 this is REALLY good! keep it up!” (this comment is about Pencils)

“How do I submit to this?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“i want to submit, when can we?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“hi i am working on a book” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“I like it!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“Wow! The illustrations are beautiful ways to portray this poem, and they really sum up the words. I love how you put “This is my rainbow.” It’s just a beautiful way to end the poem. I honestly did not expect such beautiful drawings from an eight-year-old, have you been drawing long? Just a beautiful poem that deserves every praise out there.” (this comment is about Colors)

“A well written masterpiece! And jaw-dropping illustrations to accent the writing. Keep up the writing Mahnoor, and continue drawing Hannah!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“This is amazing! The illustrations are beautiful, and represent the story wonderfully!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“finally a website for me to publish my series!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“I make a series about dogs its cool i have written more than 15 books about them!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“i want to draw !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Are you accepting submissions any time soon?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Excellent work! Keep it up!” (this comment is about Colors)

“Awesome” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Illustrator!)

“Does this contest have a limit to how many words, pages, etc. can be written?” (this comment is about Writing Tips)

“Sounds cool.
Though I am only 11 years old I have written about 30 books about 25 of them one page for my grand parents, but I have one called The Shy Pitbull Pup, also one that I haven’t even named yet that I am working on. Though, I am trying to find tips on inspiration so I can continue it. I’m sure it’s coming out well.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“[…] nonfiction, and poetry, and illustrations by assignment Website Submission Guidelines for Writers Submission Guidelines for Artists Read a Sample […]” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Illustrator!)

“[…] Range: 6 to 14 Accepts: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and illustrations by assignment Website Submission Guidelines for Writers Submission Guidelines for Artists Read a Sample […]” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“DOUBLE THUMBS UP KAYA!” (this comment is about Single Panel Comic Collection)

“The words painted images in my mind and I love the collaboration between author and illustrator!” (this comment is about The Rubbish That People Throw Away)

“Please i want to write a story” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Nice one!!!” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Nice one!!!!!” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Can I work with another author? I would like to.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“You have a great story, “My Cat is Alive!”” (this comment is about Kayla McAllister)

“You’re good, Julia!” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“Could I illustrate the next story?
I would really like to!” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“Yes, you should send it in to your publisher, and if you write another story, I could illustrate it.” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“I want to be an illustrator!” (this comment is about Art Tips)

“Can I be the author of one story and illustrator of someone else’s?” (this comment is about Art Tips)

“Thanks” (this comment is about Art Tips)

“Um, can I be an auther for one story, then illustrator for another?” (this comment is about Art Tips)

“This is so awesome!!!!!! Love it!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Good story, dude!” (this comment is about My Fear of Swimming)

“I have a question, can I still get it published in another thing too?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“how do you publish stories?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Yes, we have a lot of spooky stories! Check out The Shadow and Its Face!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“How do we get your submission form. Do we have to email you our stories or what ?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“cAN i PUBLISH A STORY ABOUT ALIENS” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Would you publish work that is handwritten or does it have to be typed? Also, can the author have her own illustrations in the work?” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Can I send adventurous story like of aliens?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Do you publish our work in real soft-cover/hard-cover books?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Cool. I might submit here. do you take spooky stories or stories that have already been published?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“I might submit here. Do you take in spooky stories?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“what do I do if I forgot to include a parent’s email??” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“SO GOOD” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“U ARE SO AWESOME!!!” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“You will be a good artist someday. Actually you already are. ” (this comment is about Art Tip: Craftsmanship)

“I like that book” (this comment is about The BFG (Book Review))

“Will you notice my work that I send?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“great story!” (this comment is about How Tsunamis Came to Be)

“Cool website!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Is there a limit to how long my story can be? Because, I am working on a story called The Sea Stone, and it will most likely be 100+ pages.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“i love the idea” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“*chills* so creepy! i love this story! please make a continuation!!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“Soooo wonderful! This whole site is such a gorgeous idea, I didn’t know about it until today. I write children’s book www.petitelibrary.com and always love to see writing and illustrations from a different angle, so fascinating, what children see :)” (this comment is about Colors)

“I am a teacher/club sponsor for my school’s Creative Writing Club, and I would like to submit some of my members’ work. Can I submit it using my email, so I can keep track of which of my members have submitted work, and which piece of work they are submitting?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Wow, The Illustrations are amazing! I really liked the story as well. :D” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“Very passionate story.” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“Reed, I like how you said “faster” four times and “slow down” only three times-I really felt that “faster” was faster than slowing down!” (this comment is about Biking Really Fast)

“There are not any competitions through Launch Pad, but you’re welcome to submit something for publication on the site, if you’re ages 6-14 and have read the author guidelines.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“We prefer not to publish derivative works or fan fiction, sorry!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Yes, by email, and we don’t publish anything without prior written permission from a parent/ guardian, so authors and illustrators, and their parent(s) knows in advance it something is going to be published.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Our works are written and illustrated by kids ages 6-14, and the genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews (and, of course, illustrations of any of those genres). Read more about submitting on our Become an Launch Pad Writer page.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Hi Jenny, Launch Pad is online only. Thanks for reading!” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Your illustrations make the story come to life. :)” (this comment is about Ollanta Wascher)

“You sound awesome, Sammie. I can’t believe you wrote “The Case of the Stolen Computers” when you were EIGHT! That’s really cool. But I’m dying to know, since I’m, like, a northerner…what are Mardi Gras bead dogs?” (this comment is about Sammie Armentor)

“Do we get notified if our stories get put on here? Like by email or something?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“If I have a story that is connected to another author’s story, will I still be allowed to submit it? Like if it was connected to Harry Potter, or Star Wars, or Narnia?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Is LaunchPad actually a paper magazine, or just online?” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“How old do you have to be in order to submit a story? And is there a specific genre necessary for submission?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Soooo cool! I have never read anything like this!” (this comment is about The Witch’s Brew)

“I want to participate in competitions on this website. Are there any???” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“hi” (this comment is about A World of Musical Notes)

“Amazing!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“This is so cute!” (this comment is about Why Anteater Looks Before He Eats: A Trickster Tale)

“Cool” (this comment is about A World of Musical Notes)

“This is awesome! I like the story of Peter Piper u wrote!” (this comment is about Private: In the Days of Peter Piper)

“Yayyy Brittany!! ❤️❤️ we miss u” (this comment is about Private: Brittany Hronich)

“cool!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“You sound like me. I love to draw and paint (I’ve been taking painting lessons since I was 5 or 6, can’t remember) and READING is my favorite thing! I also am dying to finish a novel right now. And when I was 5 or 6 maybe 7 I wrote some books, “the worst day ever,” where a girl gets stuck in a bathroom!” (this comment is about Hannah Schmitt)

“Cool! This really happened to you??? Wow!” (this comment is about My Fear of Swimming)

“I like you!” (this comment is about Mahnoor Raza)

“You’re cool! How old are you now?” (this comment is about Mahnoor Raza)

“OMG! SO good!!!!!!!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“Andrew,
That was simply AWESOME!!!!!” (this comment is about Pencils)

“Jaylee,
Your story was really fascinating to me. Did this really happen to you? You should make a sequel or something!
Signed,
Skyler M.” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Sounds interesting!” (this comment is about The BFG (Book Review))

“So cool! Is it descriptive!?!? I like descriptive books! Are their names really Coke and Pepsi? Or are you fooling us?!?!” (this comment is about The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable (Book Review))

“Hannah I love it!!!!!!” (this comment is about Complementary Colors)

“Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!” (this comment is about Art Tip: Craftsmanship)

“You sound EXACTLY like me! I am a Christian too! I LOVE reading AND writing (I’m in the middle of a novel!)! I LOVE art! I LOVE pizza!!! and I’m 3/4 grader (I am homeschooled)! I LOVE watermelon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Skyler M. is my pen name and my stage name!) (I love singing so I have my own band!)” (this comment is about Sammie Armentor)

“You are cool!” (this comment is about Isabella Gianatiempo (2012))

“OMG! It’s like so good!!!!! You should write a novel of it! I would give you an award if I read “Skyler M. Favorites”!!!! lol! I’m in the middle of a novel! Maybe I will post it if it’s not too long and they accept it! You should make books for a living! Because you’re so good!” (this comment is about Promise Not to Tell)

“I loved this! I hope you post more soon!” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“I just finished reading this book and I thought it was the best! Have you tried any other Sharon M. Draper books? I love her sassy series!” (this comment is about Out of My Mind (Book Review))

“Ahh cute!” (this comment is about My Cat Is Alive!)

“I really want to write but I don’t know if my stories are to tragic? Can anyone tell me if they have ever seen a tragic story?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“This an awesome story, Julia.” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“Lillian, when is your next work being published? You are my favorite illustrator. Thank you.” (this comment is about Lillian Ryan)

“Uncle Mike, auntie Mirna and cousin Natalie are very proud of you too! :)” (this comment is about Reed Moffitt)

“Awesome job Reed! – Aunt Liz and Aunt Carrie” (this comment is about Reed Moffitt)

“Reed, Grandma and Grandpa are proud of you. Let the poems flow!!” (this comment is about Reed Moffitt)

“I have a book written with 10 chapters. Is that too long , too short or the right length? I fear it may be too long.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“What if you prefer to draw a picture that goes with your own story? Does it have to be fictional (the story)?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Do publishing companies ever look on this site and publish people’s stories?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“I love your story the shadow and its face! If you could make it longer I think you could actually get it published.” (this comment is about Julia Van Lare)

“We usually match up a writer with an illustrator of around the same age. The illustrations are a surprise for the author, and authors and illustrators usually don’t know each other. Part of the fun of Launch Pad is talented kids from different backgrounds collaborating on something together and finding common ground.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“The stories and illustrations are beautiful. I noticed that the authors and illustrators come from different places. How are the writing and illustrators match up? Does the writer have a say of the illustration or chose an illustrator? This is great to form friendships and connections with the work they all done.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“You’re welcome… good luck!” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Thank you so much for the information on Merlyn’s Pen for inspiring teenage authors and illustrators.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Thank you for the comments, Altagracia. We aren’t planning to expand our age range, but check out Merlyn’s Pen at http://www.merlynspen.org/us/ if you’re looking for a website that publishes writing by teens.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“This is a wonderful online magazine for young readers for all the wonderful reasons you reply on the comment to one reader: “The benefits of being published on the web site include being matched with another young author or illustrator, having a worldwide audience for your work, being recognized in a selective, widely-recognized web site, and receiving feedback on your work from our readers.” I hope you will expand your age requirement to 15-18, Launch Pad for Teens perhaps?, so many could receive the same wonderful benefits. One other thing: I don’t know if you see it or realized this, but this online magazine helps a young writer to grow, expand, and enhance their writing skills. I read the question by Catherine P. in regards to having a story published in three parts, one part at a time and realized this child is growing, her work is growing like Louisa May Alcott’s and Jane Austen’s works. Wow… definitely worth considering…benefits both the writer and publishers.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Oh My Gosh! That is such a GREAT story! I LOVE the illustrations and, of course, the story. (Julia Van Lare is my best friend)” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“Love the illustrations and the story!” (this comment is about The Shadow and Its Face)

“Hi Jenna,
You can submit it that way, and see if it gets accepted.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“What if you wanted to submit something, didn’t want any illustrations except for your cover, and you wanted to make that?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Hi Gwen, works longer than 1500 words require too many illustrations to assign to a young illustrator, and they are often too long for our youngest readers. But if you’d like to submit a longer work, it might work as a serial publication (published in parts). Or you could think of a good idea for a shorter story to submit! Thanks for visiting Launch Pad.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“what if I wanted to submit something, but I only have books longer than 1500 words.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“I think this is a great website!” (this comment is about Writing Tips)

“Emily, There isn’t a specific length we look for in poetry. If a poem is original, fun to read, and well-written, we will like it.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Kayla, this is absolutely fab’! The illustrations, the text, the font – it’s all perfect! :)” (this comment is about Single Panel Comic Collection)

“What about poems? How long should they be?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Nikkie, If we want to accept your work, we will get back to you and ask for the information we need- as long as long as we have an email address. You can also send the information to [email protected] to update your submission.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“What if we forget to add our parent’s email and other stuff like that in our submissions? Do we send you guys another email with the info or do we do something else to fix that. I just sent something and I forgot to add all the information needed.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Lizzie,
Please include your age, and an email address of a parent (we do not share email addresses with anyone). Also, please get permission from an adult before submitting. Thank you!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“What other information should we include alongside our submissions?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Thank you for your lovely comments” (this comment is about The Rubbish That People Throw Away)

“Hi Miller, Submissions should be no longer than 1500 words.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Is there a word count limit?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Sophia, we do not charge any fees to publish on Launch Pad- it is completely free to our authors, illustrators, and readers! Thanks for the comment.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Hi. This place looks like really awesome, but I was
wondering if it’s free to publish and things like that?” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“There isn’t a limit on the number of submissions one person can send.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“How many submissions can we send?” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“A lovely poem by Nigel and great drawings by Lars.
Grinde” (this comment is about The Rubbish That People Throw Away)

“Lars great drawings. Fits perfectly with the poem.” (this comment is about The Rubbish That People Throw Away)

“Hi Emma, thanks for looking at Launch Pad. We have steps to write a book review right here: How to Write a Book Review. If you’ve read a book, write a review and email it to [email protected]. You can send the review in the text of the email, or as an attachment. Launch Pad takes care of the formatting and book covers for the book reviews before publishing them on the website. After we receive a review, we’ll also need to send you an agreement for an adult (usually a parent) to sign. We don’t publish everything we get, so make sure your book review is well-written and original before sending it to us.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“How do u write a review” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“This site is awesome” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Wonderful! Great story, and Krista’s Illustrations are awesome! :D” (this comment is about The Witch’s Brew)

“What’s it about? What ARE the Genius Files? They seem interesting.” (this comment is about The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable (Book Review))

“Maria: Anytime, and thank you so much! I used to have a friend whose name was Maria. ^_^” (this comment is about Mahnoor Raza)

“Hi ECB, thank you for the question. Launch Pad is free to read, so we cannot pay our young authors and illustrators. The rewards of getting published in Launch Pad include being selected for an award winning online website, and collaborating with another young person for illustrations. We would like to hear from you, but best up luck to you if you decide to pursue somewhere else. We caution against submitting to publications that charge fees for authors and illustrators.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Does this magazine pay? I know some do, but I don’t know if this is one of them” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Nice idea. This website is very useful and creative for
young authors.” (this comment is about Readers’ Comments)

“I am glad I found this site.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“This is awesome” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Awesome! 🙂 Or rather, awesomelicious! ;)” (this comment is about A Yummy Heritage)

“P.S. I like the drawings too!!!!” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“Nice poem about the beach! Congratulations on getting
published on Launch Pad!” (this comment is about Beach Imagery Poem)

“I read about 100 stories on your web page and this is my
favorite, I am going to write a mystery and send it
sooooon!” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“We enjoy working with teachers- you can email [email protected] with any questions.” (this comment is about About Launch Pad)

“Catherine, We would prefer it if you submitted to one place at a time. And although we have never done a piece in parts, we’d love to read it, and would be happy to consider it. Thanks for visiting.” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“What a wonderful poem, Krista! That’s really cool that you are related to someone who helped name Pringles. Does that mean you get a lifetime supply of Pringles???” (this comment is about A Yummy Heritage)

“Kayla,

What a cute story! I love the ending the best. Congratulations on getting it published in Launch Pad!” (this comment is about My Cat Is Alive!)

“Hi Makenzie!

Congratulations on getting your story published. I remember you and your story from the Young Authors class you took from me a while back. I’m so happy for you that you are a published author now!

My two girls each got something published in Launch Pad (I was looking for their stories, and that’s how I found yours!) You can read theirs – one is called “My Cat is Alive!” and the other is “Yummy Heritage”.

I really like the artwork for your story! So cute!

Keep up the great work and keep on writing!

Jeannie” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“Two questions.Can I submit my work elsewhere? And, could I get a story published in three parts, one part at a time?” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“I am a middle school language arts teacher interested in helping advanced student writers get their work online and in youth-focused magazines. Is there a contact person I could speak with to see if Launch Pad is a good fit for my students and me?

Thank you,
Diane L.” (this comment is about About Launch Pad)

“You are a famous artist now! I always knew you would be famous. Don’t forget your Aunt Kris when you get rich! BTW, you were beautiful in your fashion show as well. So therefore you have to potential of being famous as an artist, model and clothing designer and dancer, not to mention you are brilliant! Love you Kai.” (this comment is about Kai Fellner)

“Kamia, you can submit a story by emailing it to [email protected] Good luck!” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“i would like to submit a story” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“i think ur website is cool and i want to submit a story” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Nice story:)” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“It was a terrific story with a unique point. A delightful
read, especially for fairy-tale lovers!” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“Wow Jaylee, that is an amazing recollection of a really
crazy event. I am super impressed and super proud of you! The
things you can do if you really try amaze me more and more as I
know you better! You can do anything and don’t let anyone ever tell
you different. Sincerely, Shane(Dane)” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Ollanta I loved your illustrations, especially the starry skies!” (this comment is about Ollanta Wascher)

“Hannah, I am an award winning professional illustrator. I’ve illustrated over 20 children’s books and I also teach in the illustration departments at 2 art colleges. You have real talent. Keep at it and your work will only blossom more as you get older and gain more experience. Get a sketch book and carry it with you. Try to draw in it every chance you get, at least once a day. Draw from life as much as possible. Your work is wonderful.” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“AWW so sweet 🙂 I would have bought those flowers even if you had dug them up from my garden. Love it!” (this comment is about Childhood Memory)

“Thanks for the compliment, Mahnoor! (By the way, you have a cool name.) Good job on your writing, keep it up!” (this comment is about Mahnoor Raza)

“Team EDWARD!!!!!!!” (this comment is about Twilight (Book Review))

“Great job Emma!!” (this comment is about Emma C.)

“Thank you so much, I tried my best!” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Jaylee, you are an amazing young writer with so much potential. You see things that others sometimes miss and that makes you so special. The way you describe the world around you is sensational. Big things are in store for you Jaylee. Just remember to seek those adventures without fear or indifference. Be true to yourself and challenge the writer within!” (this comment is about Jaylee Howell)

“I really like “Scout’s Big Adventure.” The illustrations were great and a picture of the story was in my head, and even if the pictures weren’t in story I still loved it.” (this comment is about Become a Launch Pad Writer!)

“Fantastic!!!!!!!!! Simply Fantastic!!!!!!!! The pictures are great as well!!!!! You two make a GREAT team! Keep it up! Looking forward to seeing more of such fascinating work!” (this comment is about Pencils)

“I love the depth of the poem. And the illustration is really creative!” (this comment is about Pencils)

“Very nice story! I like how you wrote about something that really happened to you, Jaylee. Good job! The illustrations are really good, too. :)” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Well Done Taylor! Really proud of you Son! Let’s hope there’s more to come. And thank you to Andrew for writing the poem that Taylor has illustrated for you – hope you like it. :)” (this comment is about Pencils)

“Dear Jaylee,
I wanted to let you know how proud I am of you. Your story was so good. I really felt like I was right there in the flood with you. Keep writing!!!!
Love you,
Aunt Amy” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Jaylee this is great! You did such a wonderful job on this! I hope you continue to write! You have a great talent and I am so proud of you! Kaylee will make fun of me but I actually cried when I saw this! So proud! Love you so much, Aunt Mandee” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Jaylee, we are so proud of you!! This is a wonderful story! You are a very talented writer. I hope you keep writing. You could be a famous author one day!! We love you!! Love, Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Brian” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“Jaylee, I am so proud of you. You have wonderful talent. Keep up the excellent work. Love, Mom” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“This is a great piece of work! While reading, I actually felt I was caught in the flood! Keep it up!” (this comment is about The Big Flood)

“WRITE ANOTHER ONE! My 15-year-old daughter, Penny, loves this! nice work!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“I must say, not meaning to brag, but, My story has been quite a hit in May! thanks everyone! 😉 My new story is almost done!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“WOW! Couldn’t even dream of a nine-year old doing such marvelous work! I have only two more words left to say: Simply Astonished!!!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“Thanks for the appreciation! I’ll be sure to write another soon! 🙂
-Mahnoor” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“I loved the expressions you captured on Scout. I just wanted to pick him up and share a story or two. I hope to see more of your work in the future.” (this comment is about Maria Hansen)

“Congratulations on the very deserving receipt of the 2012 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award! Launch Pad is truly a unique and wonderful website!” (this comment is about Press)

“Thanks everyone, specially to Hannah! Your pics are lovely!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“I must say, Hannah has the most impressive drawing I’ve ever seen yet, and Mahnoor has the talent of enchanting the reader! Keep it up!” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“Such a wonderful story from a little girl Mahnoor and pretty illustrations by Hannah. Keep it up” (this comment is about The Fairy’s Gift)

“Jada, I am so proud of you and your creative voice! Loved reading your poem!” (this comment is about Jada Green)

“Hi Thomas, Launch Pad does not pay its authors and illustrators. The benefits of being published on the web site include being matched with another young author or illustrator, having a worldwide audience for your work, being recognized in a selective, widely-recognized web site, and receiving feedback on your work from our readers. Thanks for reading Launch Pad!” (this comment is about Frequently Asked Questions)

“Courtney I am so glad I read your poem. I was just sitting here busy working and it made stop, slow down, and peek out the window at all those trees still holding onto their “old leaves” and all the leaves that have found their way to the ground. You’ve inspired me to get up from this computer and go out take a breath of fresh air. Thank you.” (this comment is about Old Leaf)

“Wonderful illustrations Heather! I didn’t realize we have yet another artist in the family. It must be in genes.” (this comment is about Heather Kranz)

“Heather,

I really enjoyed the story and your drawings! I think it is really neat that you worked on a project like this. I am impressed with how well the pictures work with the story. You have a wonderful talent.

Keith” (this comment is about A Brave Little Girl)

“Wow Heather!
That looks awesome! You are an awesome illustrator!
Love,
Renata (your cousin, of course)” (this comment is about Heather Kranz)

“Heather, we like your illustrations and the way each one helps tell the story. For example, the expressions on the girl’s face reflect how she feels. Good job!

G. and G. C.” (this comment is about A Brave Little Girl)

“Heather-fantastic illustrations! The background fits the story line so well and your cats have personalities!

Congratulations! Tracy” (this comment is about A Brave Little Girl)

“I can tell by the way you draw cats that you love them. Thanks for letting me know that you are now a published illustrator – congratulations!” (this comment is about Heather Kranz)

“The poem was very well done! I liked thinking about how small things can look unimportant, but how they can spur emotions and writing abilities like yours.” (this comment is about Courtney Licata)

“Hi Sophia! I really like your story and enjoyed illustrating it. It’s fun learning a little about you. I like cats too, and I have a cat named Oban. I hope you keep writing stories. You could become an extremely successful author and become known around the world! If that happens, I’ll be proud to be able to say that I worked with you. – Heather” (this comment is about Sophia Charles)

“Courtney,
You have insight far beyond your years! I can’t wait to continue to see your writing talent develop.” (this comment is about Courtney Licata)

“I don’t have words to describe what I think of this poem! Keep it up. Expecting to see more work like this! ;)” (this comment is about Old Leaf)

“I love your story!” (this comment is about The Evil Magician)

“Honestly… just LOVE your illustrations!” (this comment is about Maria Hansen)

“That’s me!” (this comment is about Writing Tip: How to Write a Book Review)

“Courtney,

What a beautiful poem. So cool that you wrote about something that most people pay no attention to. You can miss so much if you’re not looking. You’ve got such a talent for writing. We could picture ourselves with you examining the leaf and seeing its hidden beauty.

Keep on writing! We can’t wait to read more of your work!

Love,

Jeff & Matt” (this comment is about Old Leaf)

“Really good.. keep it up!” (this comment is about Colors)

“Wow! Your illustrations are wonderful! You are an awesome drawer!” (this comment is about Maria Hansen)

“I think your illustrations are really good! They go perfectly with the words and really capture the meaning of the poem.” (this comment is about Caroline Walters)

“Courtney,
I am so proud of you for accomplishing a goal or yours and I think the poem is great, it really shows the type of person you are; always aware of what is around you and always seeing a positive in the things you see. You are awesome!” (this comment is about Old Leaf)

“Very well done Courtney. I feel like I am there touching, looking and exploring the leaf patterns with you. It reminds me to slow down and really enjoy what is around me. I love nature too.” (this comment is about Courtney Licata)

“Love it! Haven’t read such a good poem for a long time!” (this comment is about Colors)

“You should be proud…you are on such a wonderful trajectory. I love the idea of your seeing your surroundings! Awesome!” (this comment is about Old Leaf)

“I love Courtney Licata’s poem, “Old Leaf,” and the illustrations complement it perfectly. Great work!” (this comment is about Courtney Licata)

“Hi it’s Adrianna, so please write comments and get me famous lolll!!!” (this comment is about Adrianna Minio)

“Heyyyyy it’s Adrianna and I want comments desperately- come on just make me famous!!!! Pllleeeeaaazzzzeee!!!” (this comment is about Adrianna Minio)

“I loved “Colors”! Your artwork captured the beauty of the words and each illustration was so different from the others. You are very talented and lucky to be developing it at such an early age. It’s obvious that you love what you do. Keep that love in your heart and great things will follow. Ms. Jamie” (this comment is about Catie Tomasello)

“I love this story so much. The illustrations are so amazing and I really love how Maria drew Scout.” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“i love writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (this comment is about Adrianna Minio)

“are u pakistani?” (this comment is about Faizan Khalid)

“Please dad………stop writing comments…. u can tell me in real life u know…
:)” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“hi again everyone….mahnoor talking” (this comment is about Mahnoor Raza)

“This poem rocks!!!!!!!! It gave me a thrill!” (this comment is about Flashlight Eyes)

“Hey guys this is adge! Now I’m 11 and I remember the good times I had writing!!! I don’t write anymore, but I dance, cheer, and sing!! thx maryanne i really appreciate you getting me famous for a week!!!! lolzzzz!!!! When i grow up I want to be on Broadway!!! luv u guys ttyl! biiiiii <3” (this comment is about Adrianna Minio)

“I’m about to start reading, its loading, lets see if i like “THE CASE OF THE MISSING GLASS EASTER EGG”” (this comment is about The Case of the Missing Glass Easter Egg)

“I love this story and the illustrations!” (this comment is about How Tsunamis Came to Be)

“I loved this story!!! It’s really rare that I like animal stories…This one is as good as Blyton’s stories! Keep up the good work! :)” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“By the way, Faizan’s name looks soooooo Pakistani. :P” (this comment is about Dog Breath (Book Review))

“If the book is half as good as this review, it will be a best seller!!!” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“I just love this story… keep writing!” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“Cool. Sounds really interesting” (this comment is about Dog Breath (Book Review))

“Hey People, The first n last comments r written by my dad.
:D” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“wow…what a review……it’s wonderful to read such an attractive writing…I will certainly purchase this book!” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“Hi. It’s me, Mahnoor. Thanks a lot! I’m glad you like it.” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“An excellent review by a 9 year old child… has a lot of originality. It seems that it would certainly be fun reading this book.” (this comment is about The Last Polar Bears (Book Review))

“Cute!! Makenzie and Maria make a great team! I hope to see more from each of them.” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“I’d love to illustrate another! A lot of it depends on the editor, too. I’m happy the story turned out so well. 🙂
-Maria” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“I’ve not read such a juicy animal story in years!!! love it!” (this comment is about The Missing Coffee)

“Hey this is Makenzie the author of Scouts Big Adventure. I love the artwork you did Maria! It is so realistic looking. I am going to do a second book and was wondering if you could illustrate it also. I don’t know when it will be done, it is also about Scout my guinea pig. I have other stories I might try to get published also. Thank you so much!
– makenzie” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“a wonder!!!!!!!!!!!!! luv it!!” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“Hey, this is Maria, the illustrator. I hope you all liked my artwork. Makenzie, you have some amazing talent for writing! It’s not everyday you get to read such a great story from young authors. Happy to illustrate it, and keep it up!” (this comment is about Scout’s Big Adventure)

“Hello, this is Maria, the illustrator. Thanks for the compliments. 🙂 Sarah, that was a great poem and I was happy to illustrate it for you. I can’t wait to write my own work and have it published (I have a hobby for both writing and drawing).” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“I have to read it! I’m dying to!!!!!!!!!!” (this comment is about Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review))

“Cool… I’ll try to read it. Sounds adventurous.” (this comment is about Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review))

“I love this book so much. Liz Kessler is an amazing author.” (this comment is about Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review))

“You NEED to write another book following the Siren’s Secret. You are such a good writer, Emily’s adventures can’t end now when they have gone so far!” (this comment is about Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review))

“I have read Out of My Mind because my friend loved it and now I think it is one of the best books ever! It shows what it is like to have cerebral palsy and that you should not judge a person by their cover.” (this comment is about Out of My Mind (Book Review))

“Very nice piece of artwork and poetry! I have always loved wolves and this piece seems to capture their spirit.” (this comment is about The Wolf)

“Great picture!!! i wish i could draw like that!! 🙂 :)” (this comment is about The Wolf)

“Very good, and inventive! I like how you arranged the words like how e. e. cummings would. I would have used a different simile instead of “trees as green as the grass”. Perhaps, you could have written, “trees green as spring grass, covering the ground.” Keep up the good work, Celine!” (this comment is about The Forest)

“This was written good, and good spelling, and I like the drawings, and the charm part.” (this comment is about Why Anteater Looks Before He Eats: A Trickster Tale)

“Awesome! I know what you’re talking about! I have dogs too! I love them! They’re SO CUTE!” (this comment is about No One Special)

“sarah, i love your poem!! it’s SO beautiful! great job!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“I really loved your story! I work in a children’s library telling stories to first and second graders and would love to share this with them! It is as good as our “Lady Bug” books! I hope to see more from you in the future. My 11 year old liked it too!” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“I love the title. It fits perfectly!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“That was so cute! Keep writing!” (this comment is about No One Special)

“whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! That was so good!” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“Hey that was AWESOME! Keep writing, cuz u can always share your feelings through a keyboard!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“I really,really,REALLY like both the artwork and the poem itself! Congratulations!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“i think this poem was so beautiful.i loved it so much.keep pursuing that talent until you reach your goal.i myself want to publish my own books.” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“I think that your poem was really good.” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“A+ would read again” (this comment is about The Case of the Stolen Computers)

“Of course we like it! Thank you for contributing to Launch Pad!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“hey guys its me sarah, i wrote this poem. tell me if u like it thanks!!” (this comment is about The Unforgiving Sea)

“very original i like it” (this comment is about The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair)

“Awesome Poem! It is so cool!” (this comment is about No One Special)

“I like Peter Rabbit and this story was great!! Keep up the good work.” (this comment is about Peter Rabbit and the Hot Petunias)

“Love that artwork. It has inspired me to do more drawing.” (this comment is about Private: Art Tip: Craftsmanship)

“This is neat. Just discovered your blog today. We did a post on the WITS blog on this topic a few months back. Here’s the link, if you’d like to check it out:

http://witsblog.org/2008/05/20/pourquoi/

Robin” (this comment is about Private: Writing Tip: Pourquoi Tales)

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