"...How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story books?""Picture Books in Winter"
A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson
These lines by Robert Louis Stevenson remind us of the immense pleasure a
good book brings to each of us. The Internet can never replace the joy of
curling up with a good book; however, it can enhance our reading pleasure
by guiding us to good literature, reviews, and opportunities to expand our
There are innumerable sites which refer to children's literature. The ones
chosen for this web page seem to be high quality. Oftentimes they are
mentioned in a number of sources or have received commendation. Most of
them are updated on a regular basis; all of them were functioning sites at
the time they were chosen. For easier access we have divided them into the
categories Publications for Children, Publications by Children, and
Awards. In some cases, there is overlap between the categories.
- The Author Page
- From the Internet Public Library, the site includes links to pages with biographical information, photos and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) with answers from that authors or illustrators.
Authors and Illustrators
- A list of general Internet sites about authors plus a list of author's
pages. From the Canton Public Library Youth Page.
Tell Me More!
- From the Children's Literature Web Guide site. Information about
children's authors & illustrators, and their books.
- Learning About
Author and Illustrator Pages
- Many readers are curious about the creators of the books they enjoy.
The more than six hundred links to author/illustrator sites included here
will help to satisfy that curiosity. From Kay E. Vandergrift
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
- This is another site which provides annotated links. It is neatly
broken down into the categories Children's Books, Subjects in Children's
Books, Professional Resources, and Getting Around Our Site. The author's
e-mail and snail-mail addresses are included for further information.
The Children's Book Council
- The Children's Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization
that has been dedicated to
encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books since
resource for publishers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, authors,
illustrators, and parents.
Children's Literature Web
- Information on the history of children's literature, writing and
illustrating books for children and more.
Digital Librarian: Children's Literature
- Digital Librarian is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian
in Cortland, N.Y. This is an annotated list of the best that's available
on the web.
The Children's Literature Web Guide
- Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.
This site is
an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of
related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information
that you can find through these pages is provided
by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved
in the book world. The site is maintained by David Brown, a librarian
several years of
experience in children's materials and educational resources.
The BookWire Index Publishing for Young Readers
- This site provides annotated links to books, publishers, reviews,
journals, and educational materials geared to young readers. The links
are listed alphabetically and are not categorized. The list is updated
101 Out-Of-This-World Books For Kids Ages 8-13
- A list of recommended books divided into subjects, compiled by
Arrowhead Library System.
Traditional Classics in Children's Literature
- The title says it all. The list was last updated in March 1997.
Children Writing & Publishing
- Resources for children's writing and publishing. By Kay E.
- MidLink magazine is an award-winning electronic magazine which is
published four times a year by middle school children for middle school
children. Each issue has a different theme.
- Stone Soup is a magazine written and illustrated by
children ages 8 to 13. The print version was first published by college
students 23 years ago. The same couple still edits the magazine. They
believe that "young people can create works of astonishing power." They
select from thousands of works every year.
Children's Book Awards
- This is part of The Children's Literature Web Guide produced and
regularly updated by David K. Brown. It claims to be "the most
comprehensive guide to English-language children's books awards on the
Caldecott Medal Home Page
- This home page, which is supported by the American Library
Association, lists the 1997 Medal Winner and the 1997 Honor Books for the
Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly to the artist of
the "most distinguished American picture book for children."
Newbery Medal Home Page
- This page is also supported by the American Library Association. It
lists the 1997 Medal Winner and the 1997 Honor Books for the Newbery
Medal. The Newbery Medal is awarded yearly to the author of the "most
distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
Updated January 1, 2001
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