Useful links from around the Web:


  • American Library Association - “…the oldest and largest library association in the world.”

  • Author Lyn Sirota - The personal web site of children’s author Lyn Sirota.

  • Children’s Book Council - “…non-profit trade association of publishers and packagers.” A great site for misc. information.

  • Children’s Literature Guide - An online repository of links and resources for children’s writers.

  • Dictionary.com - A free, online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, etc.

  • Embracing the Child - A non-profit organization dedicated to equipping children with the tools of literacy and a love of learning.

  • Guide To Literary Agents - This guide also offers a wonderful blog section for children’s literature (check under the editor’s blog section).

  • Highlights Foundation - Founded in 1985, the Highlights Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising “…the level of the offering of writing and illustrating for children.”

  • National Storytelling Network - An organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating oral storytelling.

  • New Jersey SCBWI - New Jersey’s regional chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

  • ParenthoodNJ - Information for New Jersey parents on fun family activities, helpful parenting tips, and so much more…

  • Publisher’s Weekly - News from the world of publishing.

  • Rhyming Dictionary - Find a rhyming word, synonym, etc.

  • SCBWI - Formed in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is “…the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature.”

  • School Library Journal - “The world’s largest reviewer of books, multi-media, and technology for children and teens.”

  • The Horn Book - “Publications about books for children and young adults…”

  • The Purple Crayon - “Information about writing, illustrating, and publishing children’s books.”

  • UK Society for Storytelling - An organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating oral storytelling in the United Kingdom.

  • Writer’s Digest - Advice and support for aspiring writers.


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