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Fun Stuff

Join an E-Mail list for Children's Writers

Join an E-Mail list for Illustrators


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America Writes for Kids

Sandra Dodge

Adrianne Fitzpatrick

Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz

Miriam Hees

Charles Jordan

Michael McCurdy

Aaron Shepard

Linda Joy Singleton

 

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Just for Writers

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American Library Association Website * Find out what's happening here

The Caldecott Medal Ever wonder exactly what it is? Here's your answer

Children's Book Council: Includes an extensive list of publisher names and addresses

pencil Children's Writing Resource Center * A fantastic website for children's writers

Don't! A great place for writers to find out who NOT to submit to

The Drawing Board A site of special interest to Illustrators

pencil The Eclectic Writer Another place full of wonderful information for writers

pencil The Institute of Children's Literature: Home of the best (according to Verla Kay and many other satisfied students) correspondence course for aspiring children's writers. "They teach you not only how to write, but how to market what you write. It's well worth the money."(Quote from Verla Kay.)

International Reading Association: A great place to find out about awards and grants for teachers and writers of children's books as well as information on literacy events that are happening around the world.

Invite An Author to Your School This site is exactly what it says!

The Newbery Medal Ever wonder exactly what it is? Here's your answer

Publisher's Weekly/Bookwire A wealth of information on books

pencil The Purple Crayon An editor's website with great resources for writers

pencil The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators aka SCBWI: A wonderful worldwide organization for writers & illustrators of children's literature

pencil Writer's Digest: A fantastic resource of marvelous information for writers of all genres

pencil Zuzu's Petals Literary Resource: A wealth of information for writers

 

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Helpful Research Sites:

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Some great history sites:

The History Net A site for historical research

American History Where you can find American history facts

A place to check out the Gold Rush!  

Visit the Sacramento Railroad Museum  

Help your child learn History the fun way:

 

Here are some great Civil War Sites shared by Marty:

Civil War Links - A huge collection of Civil War links

Civil War Communities - Two communities during the Civil War

Stratford Hall Plantation - The birthplace of Robert E. Lee

Freedmen - Links pertaining to Freed Slaves

The History Place - A Civil War history site

More Civil War History - A place to find tons of information on individual battles of the war

Literature - A sampler of Civil War literature from the pages of Harper's Weekly

 

 

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Fun Stuff

Where you can go to send someone a cyber-card

Add a virtual bouquet to your gift from here

Have your fortune read

Zillions of Recipes are available on this incredible site. You could easily spend the rest of your life checking them out!

Viki's Mousepad A place to go to find fun graphics for your own website 

 

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Author bird Illustrator Sites

America Writes for Kids

A helpful site for finding all of the books written by your favorite children's author

Also a place to find authors living in specific states across the USA.

 

 Linda Joy Singleton * cheerleader

Mid-grade, Young Adult & Series' Author

Read these stories written by LJ Singleton

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Author, Illustrator & Publisher

(Michael's artwork is stunning. You will be GLAD you visited his site.)

 

 

  Adrianne Fitzpatrick bear

Professional Teacher, Editor & Writer

Find lots of very valuable information on this site.

 

 

 

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Illustrator of Children's Books

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Miriam Hees * rose

Children's Book Writer

Get some great tips for writers from this site.

 

Cowboy Star Aaron Shepard

Author & Professional StoryTeller

A site full of helpful information on how to make stories come "alive" for kids.

 

 

 

 Sandra DodgeWow!

Artist & Writer

See a sample of Sandra's incredible artwork.

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Author, Poet, Educator & Consultant

Check out this great site.

 

 

Peter Davis runs a list for illustrators. This is not strictly for illustrators of children's books, etc., though there is a strong contingent of those. You can subscribe by going to this website.

 

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Places to Find book Books

 

book AddAll - a fantastic Book Search & Comparison website. Click on "Used Books" to locate out of print/rare books in numerous search engines, including ABE Books (linked below.)

book Amazon Books - a place to find and order all the In-Print books you want

book America Writes for Kids A helpful site for finding all of the books written by your favorite children's author. Also a place to find authors living in specific states across the USA.

book Chicken Soup Press - A children's press offering "books to warm the heart."  

book ABE Books is the place to find an out-of-print book. The results are worth it!

book Another good site for Books and Book Collecting

book Visit the Putnam Books Website


 
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