Resources For Writers and Illustrators

 

Websites for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

The American Booksellers Association
The American Library Association
Children's Book Council
Kidlit Artists
Book Links Magazine
Illinois Library Association
Illinois Reading Council
International Reading Association
Internet Directory of Agents
Publishers Catalogue Home Page
The Purple Crayon
Aaron Shepard's Kidwriting Page
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

 

Listservs

CCBC — The Cooperative Children's Book Center
CHILD_LIT
SCBWI-Illinois: two way listserv: FOR SCBWI-ILLINOIS MEMBERS ONLY
Join by sending an email to Listserv administrator Diane Telgen.

 

Professional Magazines

Publisher's Weekly
Writer's Digest
The Writer

 

Review Journals

The Horn Book
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
School Library Journal
Book List
Riverbank Review of Books for Young Readers

 

Professional Newsletters

Children's Book Insider
The Children's Writer
The Prairie Wind

 

Professional Organizations

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Off Campus Writers Workshop
National Writers Union
The Society of Midland Authors
The Authors Guild
Graphic Artist's Guild

 

Recommended Titles

Bauer, Marion Dane. What's Your Story? Clarion, 1992.
Keyes, Ralph. The Courage to Write. Henry Holt, 1995.
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird. Pantheon, 1994.
Marcus, Leonard. Dear Genius. HarperCollins, 1998.
Marcus, Leonard. Author Talk. Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Seuling, Barbara. How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published. John Wiley, 2004.
Shepard, Aaron. The Business of Writing for Children. Shepard Publications, 2000.
Silvey, Anita. Children's Books and Their Creators. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Underdown, Harold. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. Alpha Books, 2001.
Vogler, Christopher. The Writer's Journey. Michael Wiese Productions, 1992.
Shulevitz, Uri, Writing with Pictures. Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997
The Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, Writer's Digest Books
Literary Market Place
Books In Print
Subject Guide to Children's Books in Print