Links for Writers and Educators

One of the best things I’ve done for my writing is to join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

When I attended my first Indiana SCBWI conference in 2004, I was overjoyed to find people who understood what I was doing and who took writing seriously. That’s where I met my critique group partners. Joining the critique group was another one of the best things I’ve done for my writing. To meet regularly (we meet bi-monthly) with others who are facing the same challenges and opportunities is inspiring and motivating.


August 2009


The TaleBlazers, August 2009

Sites I’ve found helpful:


Cheryl Klein
(Arthur A. Levine Books)

Harold Underdown and The Purple Crayon


Institute of Children’s Literature
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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Children’s Writers

*Peggy Archer

Claire Ewart

K. L. Going

Nikki Grimes

Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Verla Kay

*Karen Kulinski

*Katie Mitschelen

Anne Sibley O’Brien

Darcy Pattison

*Judith L. Roth

*Sharon Biggs Waller

*TaleBlazers (my critique group), past and present


Guide to Literary Agents editors blog

Interesting Nonfiction for Kids


Children’s Book Publishers

Stories for Kids Who Love Reading

Children’s Book Council

Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University


Cool School Visits

A Year of Reading

Reading at Home for Kids

Starfall Parent-Teacher Center