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General Information · Children's Literature Programs · School Visits · Puzzles & Novelties

Children's Literature Programs
Aaron Shepard's Kidwriter Page
http://www.aaronshep.com/kidwriter/
Articles and resources for writers of children's books. See http://www.aaronshep.com/kidwriter/articles.html for a variety of articles.

Agents: A Primer, by Harold Underdown
http://www.underdown.org/agents.htm
Tips on finding an agent for children's literature.

ALA Awards
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook
Awards for children's literature (including Newbery, Caldecott, etc.)

Bethany Roberts' Writing for Children Workshop
http://www.bethanyroberts.com/ForWriters.htm
Writer quotes, tips, FAQs, resources, book recommendations, and a directory of children's authors and illustrators.

CANSCAIP
http://www.canscaip.org
Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers

Children's Book Council (CBC)
http://www.cbcbooks.org
Information on writing children's books, submission guidelines, tips for writers and illustrators, and links to authors' and illustrators' home pages.

Children's Book Editors
http://www.bookmarket.com/childrens.htm
Direct links to the children's editors at various publishing houses.

Educational Markets for Children's Writers
http://www.evelynchristensen.com/markets.html
Children's author Ev Christensen's page of links to publishers of educational material, including children's book publishers.

The Highlights Foundation
http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/
Offers workshops for children's writers; the real "plus" here is the huge collection of articles and tips from previous workshops. Click "writing tips" and then select a topic.

Purple Crayon
http://www.underdown.org/
A site sponsored by a children's book editor, featuring advice for writers and illustrators, links, publishing information, and "visual resources" such as maps and images online. (See http://www.underdown.org/articles.htm for a selection of articles on writing for children.)

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
http://www.scbwi.org
The only professional organization dedicated to serving people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature.

SCBWI - Grants and Awards
http://www.scbwi.org/awards/
The SCBWI offers a variety of grants and awards to children's writers; one must be a member of the organization to apply.

What Happens Inside a Children's Publishing Company?
http://www.underdown.org/insidebz.htm

Write4Kids.com: Children's Writing SuperSite
http://writeforkids.org/
Articles and tips for writers, message boards, and the Children's Book Insider newsletter.

Children's Literature Programs
Children's and Young Adult Literature Study Programs (Children's Literature Association)
http://www.childlitassn.org/

Institute of Children's Literature
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/index.shtml

School Visits
Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools
http://www.authorsillustrators.com
If you're considering making school visits, you'll gain some insight from this site.

Author School Visits By State
http://authorbystate.blogspot.com/

Story Arts Online
http://www.storyarts.org/
Tips on telling stories in the classroom (and elsewhere).

Writersinkville Author Visit FAQ
http://www.writersinkville.com/about/faq.php

Puzzles, PopUps, Rebuses, Etc.
How to Make a Pop-Up [Book], by Joan Irvine
http://joanirvine.com/how-to-make-a-pop-up/
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Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Creating Characters Kids Will Love

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

Writing Children's Books for Dummies

Writing for Children and Teens

Writing Picture Books

You Can Write Children's Books

The Way to Write for Children

 

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