Endings. The knack with good endings is that they shouldn’t rely on too many tricks. Arouse curiosity. Once curiosity is aroused, the reader is hooked. One way to do this is to hint at information that will be revealed in the next chapter or two.
Children love surprises; as long as they really ARE surprises and not so contrived as to seem completely implausible. Endings with a twist in the tail are hard to pull off. You have to be clever and possibly hold something back until the final moment. If the twist in the tail appeals to you, you can use it in any place in your story, and not only at the end. It’s a device that might help build suspense towards one of your main climax points, or perhaps it might even serve as a climax point in itself. Whatever you decide, try to make sure it’s a real twist and not something totally unconnected with the rest of the story. Rather than trying to write endings in isolation, you can tailor your endings so they fit exactly in with the rest of your story. How to write a Children’s book in 14 days or lessshows you how to do it.