Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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



CCBC — The Cooperative Children’s Book Center
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