Find out about the world of children’s books–authors, awards, and more!
Join in the reading initiative from Bridgeport’s Superindent of Schools!
Awards for the Best Books for Young People
For excellence in works by Latino/a authors and illustrators
For excellence in illustration for children
For excellence in works by African American authors and illustrators
For excellence in writing for young people
Connecticut’s own book award for young people
For excellence in nonfiction books for young people
For and About Children’s Books, Authors and Illustrators:
One of the best and oldest sites on Children’s Literature. Author Links help you learn more about some great authors and illustrators.
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.
The best organization for published and “pre-published” authors and illustrators.
Defines picture book art in terms of artistic style, media used, book anatomy, and more! Created by Denise I. Matulka.
Jon Scieszka’s “Guys Read” initiative.
A wonderful new museum in Amherst MA that celebrates picture books and their artists (including Eric Carle, of course!)
2003 Caldecott Honoree for Mary Howitt’s The Spider and the Fly offers up a delicious and wacky website for his fans.