The Children's Literature Resource

Children's literature is a field of writing intended to be enjoyed by children up into their early teens and which may have existed since as far back as the 1400's. As with any genre of literature there are various sub-genres including fantasy stories, picture books, realistic fiction, biographies, non-fiction, etc. Many children's stories feature pictures to accompany the tales. The resources provided here can be used to immerse yourself in the world of children's literature where you can learn about the authors, learn where to go to begin writing your own children's stories, and much more.

General Resources

  • Children's Lit Today: Visit this site to learn about the influence of literature on the children of today.
  • Reading Lists: The Children's Book Council provides this page offering suggestions in various areas of children's literature.
  • The Purple Crayon: If you've ever aspired to write a children's book, this is the place to go. This valuable resource provides a wealth of information on beginning to write and what to do once you have.
  • Getting Started: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators provides an immensely valuable resource with their "Just Getting Started" section of their website.
  • Kidwriting: Aaron Shepard reveals the truths and myths about writing children's books.
  • Children's Literature: This resourceful page provides information on authors of children's books as well as Lesson plans that teachers can use.
  • Literature for Children: The State University Libraries of Florida provide this resource for Children's Lit enthusiasts everywhere.
  • Children's Lit Collection: This collection of Children's Literature information and resources covers mostly works published in the 19th century.
  • Resource Guide: This huge list of Children's Literature resources is provided by the Digital Librarian.

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