Recommended Web Sites – Books and Reading

Find out about the world of children’s books–authors, awards, and more!

Superintendent’s Literacy Campaign

Join in the reading initiative from Bridgeport’s Superindent of Schools!


Awards for the Best Books for Young People A kite flies over the children's books

The Pura Belpré Award

For excellence in works by Latino/a authors and illustrators

The Randolph Caldecott Award

For excellence in illustration for children

The Coretta Scott King Awards

For excellence in works by African American authors and illustrators

The John Newbery Award

For excellence in writing for young people

The Nutmeg Children’s Book Award

Connecticut’s own book award for young people

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

For excellence in nonfiction books for young people

For and About Children’s Books, Authors and Illustrators:

Children’s Literature Web Guide

One of the best and oldest sites on Children’s Literature. Author Links help you learn more about some great authors and illustrators.

Learning About the Author and Illustrator Pages

Kay Vandergrift of Rutgers University, NJ, has assembled an awesome collection of links to sites about all kinds of authors and illustrators for young people, historical and current.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

The best organization for published and “pre-published” authors and illustrators.

Canadian Illustrated Books Project

Picturing Books

Defines picture book art in terms of artistic style, media used, book anatomy, and more! Created by Denise I. Matulka.

Guys Read

Jon Scieszka’s “Guys Read” initiative.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

A wonderful new museum in Amherst MA that celebrates picture books and their artists (including Eric Carle, of course!)

Tony DiTerlizzi

2003 Caldecott Honoree for Mary Howitt’s The Spider and the Fly offers up a delicious and wacky website for his fans.