Children's books teach and entertain, offer adventure and escape, and comfort children with the knowledge that they are not alone in the world. Do you remember reading a book as a kid and thinking “This is amazing. This character is just like me”? Childhood can be a confusing time, and children are helped tremendously when they learn that other people have felt the joys and concerns they feel. The children's books you write can have a lasting impact on the lives of readers.