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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 Come First
http://www.childrencomefirst.com
News, articles, book reviews covering the world of children's literature.

Children's Books Center
http://www.eleanorsbooks.com
A wealth of information on children's books, research sources (such as fairy dictionaries), illustration, and where to find children's literature.

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.

Children's F&SF Writers
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Childrens-FandSF-Writers/info
For writers of middle grade and young adult fantasy and science fiction.

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
Resources for children's writers, illustrators, teachers, storytellers, etc.; includes links to children's book publishers, journals, book reviews, recommended books, Newbery and Caldecott awards, and children's literature organizations.

Colossal Directory of Children's Publishers Online
http://www.signaleader.com/
Comprehensive, alphabetical listings of children's magazines and book publishers, including links to submission guidelines and web sites.

Dear Editor
http://deareditor.com/
The author of "Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies" shares tips and answers questions on writing YA fiction.

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.

Eugie Foster's Page: Children's Markets
http://www.eugiefoster.com/kidmarkets

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.

Institute of Children's Literature Writing Tips
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/writing_tips.shtml
The articles on this site are changed monthly.

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/Pages.aspx/Introduction
The SCBWI offers a variety of grants and awards to children's writers; one must be a member of the organization to apply.

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page
http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/ChildrenLit/index.html
An interesting collection of resources, including links to fairy tale information, world literature, authors, illustrations, and more. The main page is a little difficult to navigate, in that links are presented in the context of a text narration. (Recently, links have also been added to the left column, which helps.) See http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/AuthorSite/index.html for links to authors and illustrators.

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.

Writing and Illustrating: Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children, by Kathy Temean
http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/
"The goal of this blog is to bring and share information about Writing and Illustrating for children to published and unpublished authors and illustrators. I will post information I acquire from my interactions with editors and agents in the industry and share thoughts and techniques of other writers and illustrators in the field."


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

Gradschools.com: Children's Literature
http://www.gradschools.com/search-programs/children-s-literature

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/

Xword Interactive Crossword Puzzles
http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/Xword/xword.htm
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Recommended Reading


Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

(UK) Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

The Business of Writing for Children

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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