The Children's Book Council
Updated regularly, organized as to your interest, content rich throughout.
Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature Resources
Interviews with authors, illustrators, and experts; news from the children's literature community; articles and
resources for writers; bibliographies. Emphasis on multiculturalism. Cynthia's "Children's Book Writer's
Reading List" is grist for any children's writer. A superb website.
Harold's Purple Crayon
Editor Underdown's viewpoint of the children's book business and news of internal changes. Best known perhaps for
his column "Who's moving where," tracking editors as they move from house to house. Many of Laura Belgrave's
articles from "The Slush Pile" are now here.
Institute for Children's Literature
Lots of basic --and not so basic information about writing for children including writing tips, the writing life ...as they
call it "RX for Writers." Interviews with editors, authors --and transcripts on this site. Chatroom. These are the
people who advertise "We're looking for people to write children's books" and offer a course on writing
The SCBWI: The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Great Sites originating outside the U.S.
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Word Pool (from the U.K.)
We'll be reviewing and adding links from the old site as we get a chance; in the meantime
you can browse the old list from 2005 here.