Find out about the world of children’s books–authors, awards, and more!
Awards for the Best Books for Young People
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.
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.
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!)
2003 Caldecott Honoree for Mary Howitt’s The Spider and the Fly offers up a delicious and wacky website for his fans.