Articles and Links
Publishers, children's literature resources, writer/illustrator web sites, articles, and more
Articles, interviews and related links
Craft Talk Tuesday Essay, The Writing Barn: Ten-Power: A Disorganized Novelist's Approach.
Article, The Horn Book: No Joke: Humor and Culture in Middle Grade Books
Handout, International Reading Association 2012. Institute panel: Social and Cultural Influences: Approaching Plot Through the Intersection of Character, Setting, and Time
Article: "Teaching, Writing, and the Practice of Illusion" on Hunger Mountain, the journal of the arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts
Video interview with Kathi Appelt
Article: "Complications of Gender in the World of Children's Books" at Women Doing Literary Things
Links to blog tour posts on Out of the Way! Out of the Way!
Book Talk: The Happiest Tree on Lee & Low web site
Guest post, Writers Against Racism
Continuing conversation with author Cynthia Leitich Article by Karen MacPherson/Scripps Howard News ServiceSmith on Cyn's Cynsations blog
Article by Karen MacPherson/Scripps Howard News Service
Durango Herald article by Leslie Doran
Links for writers
SCBWI Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Anita Silvey's A Book A Day Almanac
Verla Kay's website Resources, transcripts of free online workshops, chat room.
Links for aspiring writers and thinking-about-being-writers
From Holt Uncensored, Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)
Children's Literature resources
ABC-Lit An index to children's literature scholarship
CCBC Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature Resources Links and information for teachers, librarians, and writers. Interviews, book lists, quarterly newsletter, Native American and Asian American resources, and much, much more.
Debbi Michiko Florence Writer and bibliophile Debbi Michiko Florence's site includes interviews, blogs, reading lists, and more
ICDL International Children's Digital Library
IBBY International Board on Books for Young People
Papertigers A website for librarians, teachers, publishers, and all those interested in young readers' books from the Pacific Rim and South Asia. A Pacific Rim Voices project.
Jane Addams Peace Association, honoring children's books since 1953
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