A Selected List of Internet Resources on Canadian Children's
Literature and Illustrated Books
Children's Literature and Illustration: Canadian
100 Best Canadian Books for Today's Children and Teens
This webpage from the Toronto Public Library website lists 100 highly
recommended Canadian titles for children and teens in such genres as
picture books, advanced picturebooks, beginning and early readers,
children's fiction, teen fiction, non-fiction, folklore and poetry.
Titles are selected by the children's librarians of TPL.
Canadian Books and Authors
Profiles of Canadian authors; books by, about, and for Canadians; reviews of new and old releases; Canadian book awards; resources for readers and writers.
Canadian Children's Books, 1799-1939 : A Bibliographic Catalogue
This webpage provides an online version of Sheila A. Egoff's bibliographic
catalogue of the early and rare Canadian children's books collected by the
Special Collections and University Archives Division, The University of
Canadian Children's Literature
The University of British Columbia Library's guide to the history,
criticism, & publishing of Canadian children's literature.
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Encourages the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian children's
books, and promotes Canadian children's literature. The CCBC links the
creators of children's books and parents, libraries, classrooms and
bookstores. Includes a section on children's book award winners, both
past and present and resources for writers and illustrators.
Children's Literature by African Canadian Writers
This webpage from African Canadian Online at York University, Canada,
website offers a list of books and authors in the field of African-Canadian
children's literature. Brief introductions to authors and annotations of books
are also provided.
French Canadian children's literature resources.
First Nations Children's Books
This webpage from the University of British Columbia Xwi7xwa Library website
provides acquisition lists of children's books, bibliographies of related
topics and evaluation of First Nations children's books.
Library and Archives Canada: The Art of Illustration
The web site of an exhibition that was held at the National Library of
Canada from April 24 to December 7, 1997, featuring different artistic
styles in picturebook illustration, such as naive art, magic realism,
realism, romanticism, cartoon art, and others.
Library and Archives Canada: Canadian Children's Literature Service
Offers advisory, reference, and bibliographic services based on the
Canadian Children's Literature Service Collection. The Service responds
to questions made in person, by telephone, in writing, and
Library and Archives Canada: Read Up On It
An annual bilingual program to promote Canadian children's literature
and reading, highlighting notable books on a variety of themes,
featuring award-winning Canadian children's books in all categories.
PIKA: Canadian Children's Literature Database
This webpage from Library and Archives Canada website offers access to a database
of Canadian children's literature constructed jointly by the National Library of
Canada, the Canadian Children's Book Centre and Communication-Jeunesse.
The Secret Self: An Exploration of Canadian Children's Literature
The website of an exhibition of Canadian children's books at the
National Library of Canada in October 1988, containing three essays
that demonstrate how children's literature provides escape, guidance
and a shared experience.
- UBC Rare Books and Special Collections
The Rare Books and Special Collections division of The University of British Columbia Library has a rich collection of Canadian children's books and manuscripts.
Children's Literature and Illustration: International
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
This webpage from the New York Public Library website offers a recommended
list of 100 picturebooks. The cover design of each book and a brief
annotation are also available online.
Aesopica.net: Aesop's Fables Online
This webpage from Dr. Laura Gibbs provides full-text fables in English,
French, Spanish, Latin and Greek. The English text focuses on Aesop's Fables
for which five versions are listed. The French text focuses on fables by
Jean de la Fontaine, some of which are also available in English.
Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Original Manuscript online
This webpage from the website of the British Library's online gallery offers free access to
the original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, written and illustrated by Lewis
Carroll. Through the turning-the-pages technology, users can browse the handwritten pages as
well as magnify full lines of text and Carroll's illustrations.
ALSC Annual List of Notable Children's Books
This website by the ALA Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. Notable is defined as worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding, and as applied to children's books, includes books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books
This webpage from Dr. Laura Gibbs provides links to online resources
for the 12 fairy books by the Scottish folklorist, Andrew Lang. Links
to the author's biographical data and bibliography of his works are also
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This website by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis offers a selected list
of children's books organized by reviews, topics and activities, related
books, and links to other resources. In addition, books are categorized
according to curriculum areas, themes and subjects, which assists in
This website offers online access to the texts and illustrations
of some classic children's stories and poems, searchable via authors and illustrators.
Children's Literature: a Guide to the Criticism
Linnea Hendrickson's webpage from the University of New Mexico website
offers an index to books of criticism, an annotated listing of criticism
arranged by authors, an annotated listing arranged by subjects, themes
and genres, and a list of resources for children's literature.
Children's Literature Web Guide
Compilation of a wide variety of Internet resources related to books
for children and young adults. Includes a discussion board, information
on awards and bestsellers, and an awards directory.
Database of Award-winning Children's Literature
This website designed by Lisa R. Bartle, reference librarian at California State University,
features award-winning children's books from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand
and the United States. Special search categories for the database include historical period,
ethnicity/nationality of the protagonist, and gender of the protagonist.
Digital Librarian: Children's Literature
This webpage from the Digital Librarian website provides a list of links to online resources
for children's literature, which include children's book collections and exhibitions, book reviews,
stories for children from around the world, picturebooks, children's books by famous authors, and
information about children's writers and illustrators.
Digitized Children's Literature at the Library of Congress
A collection of children's books available under Library of Congress Rare Books & Special Collections Division.
Dr Pam Knight’s Publications on Children's Fiction
Dr. Pam Knight's webpage from the University of Durham website provides a bibliography and links for the following topics: authors, fantasy and fairytale, picture books and resources.
Great Poems to Teach
This webpage from the Academy of American Poets website supplies a list
of poems which were successfully taught in high school English and Language
Arts classrooms by teachers participating in Teachers & Writers Collaborative workshops.
International Reading Association Children’s Choices Booklist
A booklist where children evaluate books and write reviews of their favourites. Since 1974, Children's Choices have been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves. The project is cosponsored by IRA and the Children's Book Council. The complete, annotated Children's Choices list appears each year in the October issue of The Reading Teacher.
Le Pays d'Imaginaire
This French website offers online texts of fairy tales by famous writers such as
Andersen, Grimm and Perrault as well as stories from many countries. A bibliography
and links to sites of fairy tales, folk tales and legends are also supplied.
Mary Grace Bertulfo's Website: Filipino Kids' Books
This website by Mary Grace Bertulfo offers a list of Filipino children's books
published in the United States, references to children's literature published
in the Philippines, and internet resources for Filipiniana.
This website by Joel Skidmore offers introduction to some of the gods and
heroes in Greek mythology, their stories, an encyclopedia devoted to this
topic, and relevant resources for teachers.
Native American Children's Literature in the Classroom, an Annotated Bibliography
This webpage from Humboldt State University Library website lists an annotated
bibliography of Native American children's books which include major works on
this subject and also items of interest to the California community, prepared
by Joan Berman.
SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages
This website by Heidi Anne Heiner is devoted to the field of fairy tales
and folklore. It offers such resources as an introduction to fairy tale
studies, book reviews, full-text books, authors, a list of annotated tales,
and snapshots of fairy tale illustrations.
Tales from the 1001 Nights
This webpage from Dr. Laura Gibbs supplies full-text complete versions of
Tales from the 1001 Nights by Burton, Dixon, Lang, Payne and Scott. Also
provided are a bibliography, images illustrating the story pages and art
from classic illustrators such as Dulac, Walter Crane and Andrew Lang's
Selected Canadian Authors and Illustrators of Picturebooks
The website of this Canadian author offers information about a selection of his picturebooks
and fiction, including reviews and samples of the text. Free online stories for children are
This author's website supplies information about her picturebooks and fiction, including
annotations and reviews. Biography and resources for teachers are also available.
Andrea Wayne Von Königslöw
The website of this author-illustrator highlights a gallery of her artworks, picturebooks,
comic strips as well as bedtime stories. Biographical data and links to samples of her
illustrations are also available.
Anne Laurel Carter
The website of this Canadian author highlights her picturebooks and titles
for older children and teens. Her biographical data are also available.
Celebrating Dayal Kaur Khalsa
The National Library of Canada's virtual exhibit of the works of
children's author-illustrator Dayal Kaur Khalsa. Includes reproductions
of her illustrations, a biography, bibliography, and chronology of her
The website of this Canadian author, illustrator and graphic designer highlights his
picturebooks, including reviews and selected illustrations from each book; links are
provided for his biographical data.
This website provides information on the works of this award-winning author
and illustrator of picturebooks and publications for older readers.
This artist and author's website offers access to her biography, a photo
gallery as well as her published books featuring legends from the First Nations people.
The website of this Canadian writer provides information about his books, which includes
excerpts, reviews or the author's comments. Also supplied are biographical data and links
to other sites of interest.
Deborah Turney Zagwyn
The website of this children's author and illustrator offers information about her Clee Series
and other picturebooks, including annotations, reviews and tips for learning activities.
The website of this Canadian author-illustrator features his picturebooks and reviews as well
as a gallery of his artworks. Links to other sites of interest are also supplied.
The website of this Canadian painter of wonders and fairytales showcases her picturebooks,
art prints and greeting cards. Also provided are links to other sites and information about
The Illustrated Fairy Gazette, a magazine devoted to fairy life.
Frank B. Edwards
This webpage from the Bungalo Books website offers biographical information about this Canadian
publisher and author as well as his picturebooks.
The website of this Canadian illustrator provides information regarding his biographical
data, samples of artworks and published picturebooks.
This website offers access to information about this Canadian author-illustrator,
including biography, articles, speeches and interviews. Also provided are annotations
and reviews of his books, a gallery of his artworks and resources for teachers.
The website of this Canadian children's book author-illustrator features her picturebooks,
concept books and read-alouds. Step-by-step information sheds light on selected illustrations.
This website of Janet Lunn, one of Canada's best-known writers for
children, provides links to her biographical note, bibliography of
her books and annotation, FAQ, and other related online resources.
The website of this Canadian illustrator offers a gallery of her artworks,
which are searchable through a combination of style/technique and subject/keyword.
The website of this Canadian artist/illustrator showcases her illustrations for children's
books; reviews and annotations for some of the books are also provided.
The website of this author-illustrator features his books, illustrations and cartoons.
A bibliography, book reviews and his biography are also available.
This illustrator's website, available in English and Japanese, showcases his watercolours
and other artworks. Also provided are his curriculum vitae and information about his picturebooks.
The website of this artist presents her portfolio and profile. Information regarding her
preferred media and artistic styles is also supplied.
The website of this Canadian author introduces her young adult novels, chapter books and
picturebooks. Lists of her stories in magazines and anthologies are also available.
This Canadian author's website features his books for children and young adults;
excerpts, reviews, study aids, awards, bibliography, and biographical data are
The website of this Canadian author of picturebooks and fiction for children and young
adults offers information about his biographical data, books, teaching aids and the titles
that are available in other languages. Links of interest are also provided.
This author's website introduces her books, which include The Pippin Series, The Torrie Series,
short fiction and non-fiction. For some books, an MP3 file of the author reading a sample can be
The website of this Canadian artist highlights his picturebooks and board books. A link is also
provided to the website of Galerie Saint Dizier, Montréal, where his artworks are exhibited.
The website of this author offers information about her children's picturebooks, poetry, fiction
and non-fiction for adults; biographical data is also available.
The website of this Canadian author features her picturebooks and novels. Resources such
as related links, teacher's guides, and tips for beginning writers are also available.
This author website introduces her picturebooks, novels and books about Canada. In addition,
biographical data, teachers' guides and tips for writers are supplied. The website is also
available in French.
The website of this B.C. artist features his artworks, illustrated books, biography and awards
received. Links to other sites of interest are also provided.
The website of this Canadian children's author features her books and biography. In addition,
a resource booklet for each of her books is available online to aid teachers.
The website of this Canadian artist provides a gallery of his artworks covering
such themes as landscape, animals, abstracts and installations. A list of picturebooks
illustrated by this artist is also supplied.
This website of Canadian children's author Paul Yee offers biographical
information, lists of stories from the past and stories of the present
together with annotations and reviews.
The website of this Canadian author features his picturebooks, his plays and a list
of writing tips. Biographical data are also available.
The website of this author-illustrator for children's books offers her biography,
published titles, behind the scene stories about her works, tips for teachers and
activities for children.
The Canscaip member website of this Toronto-based author features her biography, bibliography of her picturebooks, series, and novels for children, and awards.
The website of this Canadian illustrator offers samples of her illustration and links
to her biographical data and published works.
The website of this Canadian author-illustrator features his picturebooks, paintings,
biographical data and suggested links to other sites of interest.
The official website of Robert Munsch provides online texts of his books
as well as downloadable MP3 files of stories read by this Canadian author.
It also supplies links to his biography, poems, unpublished stories and a
virtual story room.
This author's website highlights her picturebooks, biography and resources for children
and teachers. A suggested list of children's books with Muslim and related cultural themes
is also supplied.
The website of this author-illustrator offers reviews and samples of illustrations from her
picturebooks. Also available are a bibliography and online resources for young writers and
The website of this Vancouver-based author features her picturebooks, novels for young adults
and books on writing. Links are provided to an interview and her biography.
This illustrator's website showcases artworks in his artistic styles, which include humorous,
urban, black and white, canvas and portraits. Biographical data and links of interest are also
This author's website offers information about her picturebooks and reviews; biographical
data is also supplied.
This illustrator's website features her illustrated books for children, a virtual gallery,
as well as a slide show of some of her artworks. A link is also provided to the website of
Winchester Galleries, Victoria, where her paintings are exhibited.
The website of this late Canadian picturebook author and storyteller provides information
regarding his books and reviews, resources for children, parents and teachers, guides for
writers and storytellers, as well as biography and obituary.
The website of this Canadian author of picturebooks offers her biographical
data, information about her books and resources for children, teachers and librarians.
The website of this Canadian author-illustrator offers links to his biography and samples
of his artworks in cards, books and porcelain.
The website of this B.C. author offers information regarding biographical data, awards received
and published titles. Writing samples from her books and a list of her books on educational/instructional
writing are also available.
Vlasta van Kampen
The website of this freelance illustrator, who specializes in animal images, offers a gallery of
her artworks, biography and information about her picturebooks.
This illustrator's studio website offers a list of his picturebooks; his biography and samples of
illustrations are also provided.
This website lists titles by this Canadian author, which include novels and picturebooks.
Resources for teachers and students are also supplied.
This webpage from William Bell's website presents a list of her books and biographical
Directories of Authors and Illustrators
75 Authors/Illustrators Everyone Should Know
This webpage from the Reading Rockets website is an educational initiative of WETA from PBS public television and radio. It supplies a list of authors and illustrators compiled by Bernice E. Cullinan, a noted reading specialist. The list is meant to introduce newer books in the field of children's literature to children as well as the adults who care for them.
ALSC Great Websites for Kids: Authors and Illustrators
This webpage is part of the ALA Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Great Websites for Kids and lists forty-five websites of authors and illustrators. The websites have helpful ratings that show if it is appropriate for pre-K aged youth, appropriate for elementary aged youth, appropriate for middle school aged youth, or for parents/teachers/caregivers.
Artists of Children's Book Illustrations
This webpage from the website of Elizabeth Stone Gallery in Alexandria,
Virginia, offers images of artworks from a selected list of children's
book illustrators. Data regarding medium used and dimensions are also provided.
Author, Illustrator and Storyteller Directory
This webpage from the Canadian Children's Book Centre website provides an online directory of author, illustrators, and storytellers including the presenter’s contact information, fees and reading/workshop descriptions.
Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults
This webpage from the James Madison University website is a subject guide that provides web and print resources, links to databases, and a list of children's and young adult authors and illustrators.
Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books in Washington D.C.
This webpage from the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C. website
offers information about authors and illustrators from that area, which
includes biographical data, published works, awards as well as images of
book covers and illustrations.
Les Auteurs et Illustrateurs Québécois
This webpage from Le Sîte Littérature Québécoise supplies a list of children's
book authors and illustrators from Québec. Under each entry are supplied links
to biographical data, a list of published books and trivia questions about the books.
Biographies of Artists
This webpage from Illustration House website offers selected illustrators'
biographical information as well as samples of their artworks.
The CANSCAIP Member List
This webpage from the website of the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators
and Performers lists links to the pages of its members where biography, published works and
awards received can be found.
CBC Reading Lists
This webpage from the website of the Children's Book Council, New York, offers reading lists to help teachers, librarians, parents, and booksellers discover new, wonderful books for the children, published by the Children's Book Council member publishers.
This UK-based childrensillustrators.com website offers a portfolio directory
to some artworks by its member illustrators for children's books. Some
published titles illustrated by its members as well as a print gallery can
also be browsed online.
Children's Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia
This website of published B.C. writers and illustrators for children provides
information about literary works for youth, member contact information, lists
of speakers/presenters, and ways of promoting and publicizing literary works.
The Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Illustrators Project
This webpage from the University of Pittsburgh Library website offers such
information as biography, secondary sources and works about some important
children's book illustrators from the 19th and 20th centuries. This project
is drawn upon the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room collections housed in Information
Sciences Library at the University of Pittsburgh.
This website showcases artworks from a team of illustrators for children's books.
Illustrators: Biography and Samples of Artworks
This webpage from Bud Plant Illustrated Books website supplies biographical
information about a selected list of illustrators as well as samples of their
works. References and relevant links for each illustrator are also provided.
Manitoba Author Publication Index
This webpage from the website of Manitoba Author Publication Index, created by
the Manitoba Writers' Guild, offers a genre index in which illustrators,
aboriginal/Métis writers, as well as authors for children's books and
juvenile/young adult literature can be found.
This webpage from the website of the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature,
Abilene, Texas, offers links to the homepages of selected illustrators for children's books.
The Style File
This website showcases the works of 80 Australian book illustrators
in which an extensive range of illustration styles and expertise are
represented. They are searchable via age group, subject and style.
Book History and Publishing
BHO: Book History Online
This website is designed and maintained by Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National
Library of the Netherlands. It offers a database in English, which contains titles
of books and articles on the history of the printed book worldwide. It is based on
ABHB, the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries,
compiled by editors from more than 30 countries.
Book History and Print Culture from the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto
Interdisciplinary graduate program examining the multiple aspects of the creation, transmission, and reception of the written word.
The Centre for the History of the Book
This website of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh,
an international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects
of the material culture of the text, offers information about its projects, events,
fellowships, publications and postgraduate studies. Relevant links are also supplied.
The Centre for the History of Authorship, Writing and Publishing (CHAWP)
This webpage from the website of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication
at the University of Reading offers information about its research topics, a journal
based on the centre (Publishing History), two postgraduate programs (publishing and book
design, printing and book design history), and its collections of early printed books and type specimens.
EBS: the Early Book Society
This webpage from the New York University website offers information about conferences
and publications by this society, which is dedicated to the study of manuscripts and
printing history. Sites of interest are also listed.
History of the Book in Canada
Developed by a cross-country team of historians, literary scholars,
librarians, and information specialists, this project studies print
materials in Canada, from their beginnings to the end of the Twentieth
Century. A three-volume, interdisciplinary study will be published.
Listing of Major American Publishers
This webpage from the Hyde Park Books website provides a listing of major American
publishers indexed in alphabetical order with date of founding. An overview regarding
the history of the firm, its founder, and the kinds of books it published is supplied under each link.
The Morgan Library's Collection of Printed Books and Bindings
This webpage from the website of the Morgan Library, New York, highlights
some of its holdings on the history of printing and bookbinding. Areas of
strength include incunables, early children's books, fine bindings, and
illustrated books. Its bindings collection boasts English, French, and
Italian bindings of the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries.
The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books
This webpage from The Library of Congress: American Memory website
provides access to digitized page images of 19th century American
imprints, mainly 1859-1880. It currently contains 1500 books and is
strong in poetry and subjects such as education, psychology, American
history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Research Guide to History of Books and Printing
This webpage from the New York Public Library website supplies bibliographies
for the study of the history of books, topics of which include publishing and
bookselling, invention and spread of printing, art of the book, and antiquity:
alphabets, writing systems, writing materials.
SHARP: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
This website offers information about conferences, publications (SHARP News and Book History),
and the SHARP awards by this society, which is devoted to the study of book history.
Online research resources are also available.
Simon Fraser University: Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing
A university/industry initiative dedicated to the development of
publishing in Canada and internationally, focusing on books, magazines
and electronic media. The CCSP has a Master of Publishing program, an
undergraduate Minor in Publishing and professional development programs
including intensive summer workshops and year-round writing and
Canadian Publishers of Children's Books
Annick Press Ltd.
The website of this Canadian children's book publishing company provides an online
catalogue with English, French and Spanish titles, a list of authors and illustrators
published by Annick Press, and a guide to teaching ideas arranged by titles and themes.
Association of Book Publishers of B.C.
This site refers to a provincial trade association of British Columbia-owned book publishing companies which supports member groups through advocacy, business development, and marketing promotion and awareness. Resources for writers, publishers, educators (teacher/librarians). Includes member directory listing of B.C. publishers.
Association of Canadian Publishers
This webpage represents Canadian-owned book publishers and provides useful information for publishing companies and those wishing to self publish. The member organisations include publishing companies and cultural and government organisations that support publishers.
The Directory of Children's Publishers
In addition to providing a comprehensive list of children's publishers, this site also provides a useful list of Canadian publishers.
The website of this Canadian publishing company, which is dedicated to the production of
children's books, offers information about its latest releases, current bestsellers, books
in new formats, reissued Groundwood classics, Latino books as well as authors and illustrators
published by Groundwood Books.
Kids Can Press
The website of this Toronto-based children's book publishing company offers a catalogue search
by title, creator, series, type and age/grade group, a list of authors and illustrators published
by Kids Can Press, and information regarding picturebooks, craft books and books about Canada.
Lobster Press Blog
This blog provides information regarding award-winning titles by this publishing company, and includes reviews, interviews, books, hot topics, and fun stuff for educators, parents, and book lovers. It also includes links to websites of authors and illustrators published by Lobster Press Ltd.
Maple Tree Press
Maple Tree Press, a publishing company based out of Toronto, specialises in non-fiction. The books cover subjects, such as: nature and the environment; sports; folktales; humour; animals; science, and historical fiction. The website allows a search by: New Books; Authors and Illustrators; Awards and Honours, as well as by subject.
Orca Book Publishers
The website of this Victoria-based children's book publishing company provides online catalogues
in Canadian and US editions, titles categorized by such topics as picturebooks, young readers,
juvenile fiction, teen fiction and non-fiction. Teachers' guides and information regarding authors
and illustrators published by Orca are also supplied.
Pemmican Publications Inc.
This Métis publishing house is committed to the promotion of Métis culture and
heritage through publishing adult and children's books. The website offers information about
Pemmican picturebooks written in Michif and English, as well as other children's books
reflecting Métis storytelling and traditional lifestyle in Manitoba.
Red Deer Press
The website of this Calgary-based publishing company provides information about its children's
illustrated books, juvenile fiction and teen fiction, including annotations and reviews.
The website of this children's book publisher and distributor offers information regarding books,
activities and other resources that cater to the needs of parents, children and teachers. Lists
of titles by Canadian authors are supplied in "Canadian Showcase" and "Proudly Canadian" under the Kids category.
Second Story Press: Feminist Publishers
The website of this Canadian feminist publishing company features books dealing with the myriad
aspects of women's and girls' lives, which are searchable through genre (children's picturebooks,
non-fiction, young adults/juvenile), title, author and series.
Simply Read Books
The website of this Vancouver-based publishing company for illustrated children's books
offers a list of its titles and links to other sites of interest.
Theytus Books Ltd.
The website of this Aboriginal owned-and-run publishing company which publishes Aboriginal
authors offers information regarding its books, including annotations. A list of Aboriginal
authors is also supplied.
The website of this Vancouver-based children's book publishing company offers information
regarding its catalogue, reviews, resources for librarians, teachers and parents, and authors
and illustrators published by Tradewind Books.
The website of this Toronto-based publishing company offers catalogue search of its titles
as well as information regarding the latest releases, teacher resources, awards and honours
received, and authors and illustrators published by Tundra Books.
Canadian Associations and Organizations
This resource-rich website of the Canadian–based Association for Research in Cultures of Young People includes information on the association, conferences, paper calls, and information regarding scholarship in children's cultures. The association promotes the multidisciplinary study of and research in young peoples' cultures and texts, both in Canada and internationally.
Canada Council for the Arts
This site provides links to grants for writers, collectives, publishers and visual artists. Included on the site are links to past finalists and recipients. The search engine can be used to find information relating to children’s literature.
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Encourages the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian children's
books, and promotes Canadian children's literature. The CCBC links the
creators of children's books and parents, libraries, classrooms and
bookstores. Includes a section on children's book award winners, both
past and present and resources for writers and illustrators.
CANSCAIP: Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers
A group of professionals in the field of children's culture from across
Canada concerned about the defense of children's library programs, the
problem of censorship in schools and the increasing need to
re-emphasize the importance of books and performance for children.
This site features reviews of several books posted by individuals/readers, not necessarily professional.
Children's Literature Service
This webpage from Library and Archives Canada website offers research service,
bibliographic service, information about a collection of literary manuscripts
and original illustrations. Links to authors/illustrators, awards and PIKA database
are also provided.
Children's Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia
This website of published B.C. writers and illustrators for children provides
information about literary works for youth, member contact information, lists
of speakers/presenters, and ways of promoting and publicizing literary works.
Quèbec's promotional and informational organization for Francophone children's literature. Encourages reading, writing, and illustrating of French-language Canadian children's books. Lists of resources and links.
IBBY Canada: The International Board on Books for Young People
The Canadian national section of an international network of people
committed to bringing books and children together. Founded in Zurich,
Switzerland in 1953, IBBY International now has more than sixty
National Sections from all over the world.
Resources for Publishers, Booksellers and Wholesalers
This webpage from the Canadian Children's Book Centre website supplies weblinks for publishers, booksellers and wholesalers including list of related organizations, publisher's sites, related publications, wholesalers, and grants & funding in Canada.
Society of Children's Books: Writers and Illustrators
A site for writers and illustrators to network. The site is divided into two sub-sites, one for Eastern Canada, one for Western Canada.
Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable
One of 16 assemblies of children's literature enthusiasts across Canada
that meet to discuss children's literature, attend authors' and
illustrators' talks, and encourage children's readings and Canadian
publishing . Contact information for the many regional roundtables
across Canada is available at the Vancouver Roundtable's website.
The Writers' Union of Canada
The Writers' Union of Canada, a not-for-profit organisation, provides support for Canadian established writers (must have published at least one book, or with a contract pending). The site provides information on member writers and their work, on getting published, and provides funds to hosts for authors to conduct public readings across Canada.
Young Alberta Book Society
This website offers information about the services, activities and the annual
Chrysalis Festival held by this society. Links to the Alberta-based authors,
storytellers and illustrators who participate in the festival are also provided.
International Associations and Organizations
ACHUKA: Children's Books
This independent UK children's book website offers information on UK
children's book news and resources such as books in various categories,
links to authors, illustrators and other relevant sites, and music,
video, DVD, software and PC games that are of interest to children.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
This website offers information regarding literary and related awards for children's books, children's notable lists, professional awards and scholarships, ALSC publications and products, and online resources for children, parents, caregivers, children's librarians and educators.
The American Folklore Society
This website offers information including definitions of folklore,
history of folklore study, folklore in K-12 education, national and
international folklore organizations, and notable folklore books and
journals. Information about AFS prizes such as the Aesop Prize, its winning titles,
financial support and special projects is also supplied.
The Art of Reading: Exploring the Magic of Children's Illustration
This webpage from the Reading Is Fundamental website offers links to children's
book illustrators who participated in RIF's 2003 National Reading Celebration,
to 20 picture books regarded by Leonard S. Marcus as having made an impact on
the history of the picturebook, and to resources for children regarding colouring
a book, illustrating a story or clipping art design.
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
This website, available in English and Spanish, offers lists of recommended
books in Spanish searchable via author and title, and lists of books in English
about Latinos. Information about children and young adults magazines in Spanish
is also provided.
BIBIANA: the International House of Art for Children
This official website of BIBIANA, a Slovakian institution promoting art creation
for all age categories of children and juveniles, provides information about its
programs, exhibitions, and winning titles of its awards (the most beautiful and
best children's books of spring, summer, fall and winter in Slovakia).
The Big Picture: Putting Picture Books in the Public Eye
This webpage of the UK’s booktrust website is intended to promote the status of picturebooks in the United Kingdom. The illustrators gallery and resources page provide useful and free guides for documents such as "Best New Illustrators Guide."
Bilingual Books for Kids
This site features a collection of books, games and music/language learning tapes available for purchase. The materials are all written with Spanish and English written side-by-side to assist with bilingual learning.
The Bologna Children's Book Fair
This website provides information about catalogues, publications, news, events and
programs of this international children's book fair. Resources for illustrators,
literary agents, exhibitors and translators are also supplied.
Bookhive's Guide to Children's Literature and Books
This website is designed by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County,
USA, for children up to age 12, their parents and teachers. Reviews are offered for
books in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. In addition, some stories
can be heard through RealPlayer.
The website of Books Illustrated, a centre for children's literature in Melbourne,
Australia, supplies information about its exhibitions, workshops, education programs
and a list of contemporary Australian children's book illustrators.
This site features lists of over 1000 books (including bibliographic details) for use with preparing book talk summaries. Primarily for the use of librarians and educators, the information includes a grade level interest level. The books can be researched by author, title, subject, interest level and by book review.
CBC: The Children's Book Council
This website provides access to the American Children's Book Council's
online bookstore arranged by book theme and type, children's book-related news,
a number of reading lists for young people, an author/illustrator directory,
and information about careers in publishing, writing and illustrating children's books.
CCBC: The Cooperative Children's Book Center
This webpage from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education website
supplies lists of CCBC recommended books for K-12 teachers, librarians and early
childhood care providers, which cater to their particular needs in classrooms,
libraries and day care services.
Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture, University of Florida
The site of the University of Florida’s interdisciplinary Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture. The Centre organizes meetings, symposia and seminars. The site provides links to various of the Centre’s initiatives.
Children's Book Central
Large range of sites to reference, including: new books; discussion sites; reference sites (including reviews and dictionaries); and links to other sites of interest. Useful for writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, printers, storytellers, and children.
Children's Literature Association
This website offers the association's publications, grants and guidelines,
conferences, paper calls and awards regarding serious scholarship and research
in children's literature.
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
The website of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation provides his biographical data, a gallery
of his illustrations, and a list of his illustrated books. Also supplied is information
regarding its programs, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and Illustrator Award and teaching resources.
Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature
This website offers links to stories, booklists, webpages for children's
authors and illustrators and on-line resources. It also contains articles
and discussions about the art of children's literature.
The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books
This site features full access to Horn Book Magazine; Horn Book Guide; and Horn Book Guide Online – featuring over 70,000 reviews. The site rates and reviews over 2,000 titles in each issue, (semiannual) representing books published for children and young adults in the United States. Current and past issues of the Magazine can be read online. The Online Guide, available for a small fee, features reviews of books published in the last 25 years. The database is searchable via title, author, and illustrator.
International Institute for Children's Literature, Osaka, Japan
This website, available in Japanese and English, offers information
about the services provided by this institute. Also accessible online
are snapshots of cover, text and illustration of 100 important books
in the history of Japanese children's literature selected by this institute.
The International Research Society for Children's Literature
The website of this society offers information regarding its congresses, conferences,
awards, grants, archives and publications by its members. Winners of the IRSCL award
which honours a distinguished work in the field of children's literature research are also listed.
This site provides resources for the Children’s Book Industry including: Children’s Publisher Database and a Children’s Publishing Blog Reader. There are also resources for writers and illustrators to help with researching publishers and submitting manuscripts; and for publishers and educators. The community using this website is extensive.
This website is designed for kids to find information about their
favorite books, series and authors. Other features include book reviews,
interviews with authors, trivia games, word scrambles and contests.
National Centre for Research in Children's Literature
This website supplies information about primarily UK resources, activities,
individuals and links that support research exchange in the field of children's
literature. Links to distance learning, graduate studies and academic discussion
lists are also available.
Oyate is an American Native organization with the goal to see Native American
lives and histories portrayed honestly in children's books. It lists recommended
children's books with critical reviews.
This site is part of a larger collection of sites, (PacificRimVoices) that deals specifically with literature from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia. PaperTigers focuses on children’s literature and provides resources for librarians, parents, teachers, and publishers. Provides informative and thematic reading lists collected from libraries around the world. Useful for researching resources, reviews, organizations, and children’s literature. Countries include Canada, Australia, India, USA, New Zealand.
Le Sîte Ricochet: Centre International d'Études en Littérature de Jeunesse
This French website is also available in English and Spanish.
The English webpage offers lists of classic titles, authors,
illustrators and films adopted from children's books. It also includes
information about first editions and selection of different editions of
a particular book title.
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
The official website of this international professional organization offers
a variety of services to writers, illustrators and people interested
in children's literature, including information of interest, conferences,
grants and awards, newsletters and other publications.
This site provides access to a large quantity of online resources concerning children’s and young adult books and authors. The resources are useful for lesson planning, author studies, and teachers’ professional development.
Information can be searched via book title and author. Most of the website is accessible only to TeachingBooks subscribers.
Yamaneko Honyaku Club: Japanese Children's Books
This webpage from the website of Yamaneko Honyaku Club, an organization dedicated
to Japanese children's books and translation, offers a free online newsletter that
supplies reviews of Japanese children's books, available in Japanese and English.
Collections and Museums
Aspects of the Victorian Book: Children's Books
This webpage from the British Library website offers information regarding the
history of children's books from the Victorian period (written by Morna Daniels).
Illustrations from selected books, as well as a brief introduction to the authors,
are also available.
The Association of Children's Museums
The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) is an international, not-for-profit professional service organization which seeks to promote children’s museums all over the world through the site and through listed publications.
The Baldwin Collection of Children's Literature
This collection is housed in the University of Florida's Special Collections. The collection contains over 100,000 volumes published in the UK and the US from mid-1600 – 2007. Furthermore, it is home to over 800 early American imprints, which is the second largest collection in the US.
The Bridgeman Art Library
This website of the Bridgeman Art Library in the U.K., a source of fine art with images
from 8,000 collections and 29,000 artists, provides an image search through keywords.
In addition, advanced search option, ideas for picture choices and a translation tool are provided.
The Burg Wissem Picturebook Museum
This German website offers information about the picturebook museum in Burg Wissem
Castle situated between Cologne and Bonn, which has collected primarily German picturebook
illustrations, old and modern picturebooks and artist books. The introduction
page is available in English.
The CANSCAIP Collection of Illustration
This webpage from the website of Canadian Society of Children's Authors,
Illustrators and Performers provides information about a traveling art exhibit
of illustrations created for Canadian children's books by CANSCAIP members.
The CANSCAIP collection consists of 64 pieces of original art by 64 illustrators,
some of which are available online.
The Cartoon Museum
The site for this museum in London, England preserves British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation. A section of this collection can be browsed on the site.
Catalogue of Canadian Children's Books 1799-1939
This website provides a bibliographic catalogue of approximately 850
Canadian children's books from 1799 to 1939, housed in the Special Collection
of the University of British Columbia library.
Chihiro Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
This website, available in Japanese and English, offers snapshots of some
of the artworks by the famous Japanese children's book illustrator, Iwasaki
Chihiro, her biographical information, activity updates, and links to other
websites of interest.
CHILDE: Children's Historical Literature Disseminated throughout Europe
This website supplies access to images from collections of early European
children's books, primarily pre-1890. It also provides a reading list and
information about an educational program of historical European children's literature.
Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
The website of this children's online library offers free access to the page
images of its collection of illustrated antique children's books. An index
to its collection by age, interest and reading levels is also supplied.
This webpage from the University of Kansas’ Kenneth Spencer Research Library website highlights its Children’s Collection. The in the Department The collection (founded in 1953) has more than seven thousand volumes of late 18th to early 20th century children's books, and offers great scope for research in the history of education as well as in literature and social history.
Children's Literature Collection at the National Art Library, United Kingdom
This webpage from the National Art Library website provides online catalogues
for its several collections regarding children's literature, which include the
Renier Collection, the Guy Little Bequest, the Queen Mary Gift, the Horton
Collection of Soviet Children's Books, the Harrod Bequest and the Beatrix Potter Collection.
Children’s Literature Collection Indiana University
This site is for the Lilly Library at Indiana University. The library holds almost 10,000 children’s books, mostly English-language books of the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also 20th century books, and some works in French and German.
Children's Literature Research Collection, State Library, South Australia
This webpage from the website of the State Library, South Australia, supplies
information about its children's literature research collection which includes
the Gilbert Collection, Lucy Collection, Unitarian Church Collection, books
about gold rushes, books about heroes and villains, and books about Australia.
The Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota
This website offers information about six basic collections: the Kerlan
Collection of children's literature; the Hess Collection of dime novels,
story papers, and series books; the Paul Bunyan Collection; the Laura Jane
Musser Collection of Oziana materials; and the Illustrated Treasure Island Collection.
Children's Picturebook Database at Miami University
This academic website offers abstracts of over 5000 children's picturebooks.
These books are searchable via 950 keywords that include topics and concepts
related to each book.
The Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University
This website offers full-text proceedings of conferences hosted by the Cotsen
Children's Library, articles based on items in its research collection, and
articles on children's books which have appeared in Princeton University
Library Chronicle. In addition, book reviews by children, ages 9-13, are available.
Dromkeen: the Australian Children's Literature Collection
The website reflects the range of this collection of original artwork,
manuscripts and other pre-publication materials from Australian children's books.
The Eileen Wallace Children's Literature Collection
This webpage from the University of New Brunswick Libraries website offers information
about its research collection featuring Atlantic Canadian literature for children, folklore,
notable Canadian children's books, and reproduction and original popup/moveable books. The Portolan website is linked from the Wallace webpage, and includes annotated bibliographies
and a searchable database of Atlantic children's books in the Wallace
Collection and elsewhere.
The Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Chapter Book Collection
This webpage from the University of Pittsburgh Library website offers
bibliographical information and cover images of some chapter books printed
in England and America between the years 1650 and 1850, which are part of
the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room collections in Information Sciences Library at
the University of Pittsburgh.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
The museum, founded by the renowned creator of The Very Hungry
Caterpillar, celebrates original picturebook art. The site features
information about the museum's programs, exhibits, and resources, which
range from international picturbook illustration to Carle's personal works.
European Illustration Collection in Hull
This website reflects a loan collection of over 1000 original illustrative
works belonging to the London publisher, Edward Booth-Clibborn. It offers
online exhibitions and also lists gallery programs 1994-2005 in which works
can be viewed online.
Every Picture Tells a Story: Original Art and Illustration
This website of the Santa Monica-based gallery, which specializes in children's
book art and editorial illustration, showcases samples of children's book art
and editorial illustration. The works from a selected list of illustrators are
searchable via artists' names and may be available as original art or in prints.
Finnish Institute for Children's Literature
The Institute is a documentation, information and research centre for Finnish children's literature. The Centre is home to a library and a collection of illustrations and exhibitions. They also produce research and publications.
Gallery of Rare Children's Books
This webpage from Between the Covers Rare Books website offers a gallery of
first edition, dust jacket images from 434 children's books.
de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi
This website focuses on the de Grummond Collection of American and British
children's literature, historical and contemporary, which holds original
manuscripts and illustrations from more than 1200 authors and illustrators.
The website also offers an online display of holdings, list of collection
highlights, and virtual reading room of special collections.
The Historical Children's Literature Collection
Part of the University of South Carolina – University Libraries: Rare Books and Special Collections. The collection is home to approximately 2,500 popular children's authors of the 19th century.
The Horton Collection of Children's Materials
This webpage from the website of Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales,
exhibits text and illustration of selected items from the library's rare books
collection that show the development of children's literature from the
mid-eighteenth century to 1913. An index by author, engraver, illustrator,
publisher, series and title is provided.
The House of Illustration
This site is for The House of Illustration, a charity established by author-illustrator and Children's Laureate Quentin Blake in 2002. The museum will represent both British and International illustrators. Quentin Blake has pledged his entire collection to the House of Illustration. Eventually, a physical museum will be built. This site serves as a virtual museum.
The Illustration Cupboard: Classic Contemporary Book Illustration
This website provides information about art exhibitions in the United Kingdom
and around the world, relevant news and events, limited edition prints, and a
list of artworks categorized by artists and books.
International Children's Digital Library
This website contains a digital collection of more than 10,000 digitized
children's books in over 100 languages, which are freely available via
International Youth Library
This website provides a database searchable via webOPAC, a selection of
international children's and youth literature, information about its
publication, exhibitions, and study fellowships sponsored by the German government.
The Library of Congress Children's Literature Centre
This Centre is designed to enable users to gain access to over 200,000 children's materials (books, games etc.) within the Library of Congress.
Literature for Children, State University System of Florida
This webpage from the website of Publication of Archival, Library and Museum
Materials offers bibliographical information and table of contents of books
from its collection of children's literature published largely in the United
States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950. This collection is
comprised of volumes from the Departments of Special Collections at several
of the State University System of Florida libraries.
The Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children's Literature
This webpage from the University of Canberra library website reflects
the scope of its collections and indicates access procedures, its services,
lists of Australian children's literature authors and illustrators, and
other websites of interest.
Mazza Museum, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
The museum of five galleries houses the largest teaching collection of
original international picturebook art in the world. In addition to
museum facts, this site also includes an events calendar, a list of
artists represented in the museum, including links to biographical
websites, and a virtual tour of selected exhibits.
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is a museum
of children's book illustration located in Abilene, Texas. It exhibits
the works of renowned illustrators, and conducts programs to promote
visual literacy and extend awareness of illustrated children's books.
Nineteenth Century Children's Literature
This webpage from the British Library showcases the world’s largest collection of children’s books in English language. Completed in 1999, Children's Literature contains 2,369 titles.
The Opie Collection of Children's Literature, University of Oxford
This webpage from the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, website lists bibliographies
about children's literature, which are divided into two categories: books before 1850 and
books after 1850.
Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library
The Osborne Collection includes 15th century traditional tales, 16th
century school texts and courtesy books, godly Puritan works, 18th
century chapbooks and moral tales, and Victorian and Edwardian classics of fantasy
adventure and school stories up to 1910. This site also offers information
about The Lillian H. Smith Collection of modern notable English language
children's books since 1911 and The Canadiana Collection of English language
Pop-up and Movable Books: a Tour through Their History
This webpage from the University of North Texas library website provides access
to its collection of pop-up and movable books from 19th century to the present.
Information on publishers of this special genre is also available.
Sevenstories – The Centre for Children's Books
Seven Stories is the first museum in the UK dedicated entirely to the art of British children's books. The museum hosts events for schools and the general public, a bookstore, and online collection catalogues. Information can be found on manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, artwork and other original material in the Museum's collection.
Society of Illustrators
This site is for the Society of Illustrators and The Museum of American Illustration (New York). The Museum at the Society of Illustrators maintains a large collection of original illustrations. The site provides links for the Museum and its events, awards and competitions, and other illustration news.
Special Collections in Children's Literature Wikiography
This wikiography was created by the ALSC (ALA Association for Library Service to Children) Committee: National Planning of Special Collections in Children's Literature. This bibliography briefly identifies collections that are of use to scholarly researchers studying children and their literature.
StoryPlace: the Children's Digital Library
This website developed by the staff and specialists from the Public Library
of Charlotte and Meoklenburg County, USA, offers online interactive stories
with text and pictures as well as six reading lists catering to preschoolers
and elementary school students.
The SurLaLune Fairy Tale Illustration Gallery
This webpage from Heidi Anne Heiner's website offers samples of fairy tale
illustrators' art as well as a list of illustrations from different artists
for specific fairy tales.
Telling Stories with Pictures: the Art of Children's Book Illustration
This webpage from the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park website offers an
online exhibition tour that highlights original art created during the last 25
years by 30 New England illustrators for children's books. The styles and
techniques are wide-ranging. Subjects and themes represented include alphabet
books, myths, folk and fairy tales, fantasy, adventure, mystery, and drama.
theispot.com: an Illustration Internet Site
This website showcases original works from over 1000 illustrators, which are
searchable through a combination of subject, style and medium.
The University of North Carolina, Early Juvenile Literature Collection
The Collection, with approximately 900 volumes, focuses on books written for children dating from 1476 to the early 20th century. Included in the collection are toy books, children's magazines, primers, etiquette guides, chapbooks, and miniature books.
World of the Child: Two Hundred Years of Children's Books
This webpage from the University of Delaware Library website offers
information about early works for children, fables and fairy tales,
books of instruction, primers, poetry, stories before 1850, stories
after 1850, pop-ups and movables. Images of cover design and illustration
from some of the books are also provided.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This journal provides reviews of current children's literature. The journal is published monthly (except August) by the John Hopkins University Press for the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences. Previous editions are archived and available online. The reviews provide information on a book’s content, reading level, format, and strengths and weaknesses.
CCL: Canadian Children's Literature / Litterature canadienne pour la jeunesse
A bilingual journal of criticism and review covering Canadian books and
other media for children and young adults. In 2009, it was renamed Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Past issues of CCL are found at this link.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
This electronic reviewing journal, published by the Manitoba Library Association, publishes book and DVD reviews, media reviews, news, and author profiles that are of particular interest to a Canadian audience. The information is primarily of use to teachers, librarians, parents and children. Translation to French is an option using Altavista.
Children's Literature Association Quarterly
This journal is published by the John Hopkins University Press. It is the journal for the Children's Literature Association, referenced under International Associations and Organisations.
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is a bilingual French and English, interdisciplinary, academic journal of children's culture and literature criticism. Its mandate is to publish research and provide a forum on cultural productions for, by, and about young people. This includes children's and young adult literature and media; young people's material culture; digital culture and young people; historical and contemporary constructions, functions, and roles of the child and adolescent; and literature, art, and films by children and young adults. Jeunesse replaces CCL: Canadian Children's Literature / Litterature canadienne pour la jeunesse, a bilingual journal of criticism and review covering Canadian books and other media for children and young adults.
The Lion and the Unicorn
This academic children's literature criticism journal is international in scope and includes thematic issues on topics/themes, such as: "the state of the publishing industry, regional authors, comparative studies of significant books and genres, new developments in theory, the art of illustration, the mass media, and popular culture." Published by the John Hopkins University Press. Current and previous volumes available online.
The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature
An electronic journal about traditional and modern children's
literature. Includes a variety of columns, editorial, acrostic, gossip
and discussion sections, as well as refereed academic contributions.
Quill and Quire: Canada's Magazine of Book News and Reviews
A journal of information on the Canadian publishing
industry and book trade. Includes reviews.
Resource Links: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries and Canadian Learning Resources
Current reviews of French and English-language Canadian publications for children and teens and audio-visual resources. For school and public library collection development and application to classroom use. Special bibliographies and awards listings.
SLIC: School Libraries in Canada
Table of Contents for the current and some past issues of this journal
of the Canadian School Library Association.
New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship
The scope of the journal is the management of library services to children and adolescents, education issues affecting library services, information technology, user and staff education, collection management, critical assessments of children's and adolescent literature, book and media selection, and research in literature and library services for children and adolescents.
Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals
Originally published in Canada as Emergency Librarian from 1973 to 1998, this American-based journal is aimed at library professionals working with children and young adults,
it includes articles exploring current issues such as collaboration,
leadership, technology, information literacy, and management. Includes
some Canadian content.
Resources for Illustrators
A Lifetime of Color
This website offers information regarding art and artists, highlighting
glossaries of art elements, principles, concepts, media and style, biographical
data of some famous artists, hands-on activities, technique demonstrations, and
interactive online games for creating art.
This website created by John Malyon offers a comprehensive index to 8,100 artists
represented in museum sites, image archives and other online resources. Under each
entry, links are provided to museums and public galleries where a particular artist's
works can be viewed online as well as to articles on the artist of interest. The
artists may be browsed via name, medium, subject, nationality, women artists and
The Association of Illustrators - London
The AOI is a non-profit trade association that works to promote illustration. Along with advocating for their members, they offer support services, portfolio advice, and publish Varoom, a journal of illustration and made images. The portfolios of several artists can be viewed online. There is also an online blog open to members. The Association offers annual events attended by professionals from all areas of the illustration field.
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition
This webpage from the website of the Bologna Children's Book Fair provides the current
lists of registered artworks as well as selected illustrators in Fiction, Non-fiction
and Andersen categories. The illustrations by the selected illustrators are available online.
This website provides information about its member illustrators, fine artists,
designers, photographers and animators. Under the category of illustrators, artists
specialized in children's books can be searched and portfolios accessed.
This page on the Cooperative Children's Book Centre links page offers a large selection of links about graphic novels, including Graphic Novels for Public Libraries and Comics Worth Reading.
This website offers samples of works by selected illustrators from the United
Kingdom, searchable via different categories, one of which features illustrations
for children's books.
This website, an offshoot of Shannon Associates, offers samples of artworks by
illustrators searchable via artist's name, various categories such as board books,
children or young adult, and art style. Information about each artist's biographical
data, published books and print samples is also available.
My Home Library
This website by Anne Fine, Children's Laureate 2001-2003 of Britain, features freely
downloadable bookplates in three sizes and a brief introduction to the history of
bookplates. Book reviews by Anne Fine and information about children's books in Braille
are also available.
Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book
An inside look at how books for children are made, starting with the
inspiration for the book, all the way to what happens after the book is
The Purple Crayon: Writing, Illustrating and Publishing Children's Books
Harold D. Underdown's personal website offers resources for
aspiring writers and illustrators, award-winning children's books, and
information about agents, cover letters and queries. Links to publishers,
reviews and directories to pictures, maps and illustrations are also available.
Courses and Programs about Children's Literature
BA in Fine Arts in Illustration
This webpage from the website of the Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio, offers
an introduction to its bachelor program of fine arts in illustration as well as the
Bachelor of Applied Arts (Illustration)
This webpage from the website of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced
Learning, Brampton, Ontario, introduces its bachelor of applied arts
Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC)
The Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) at the University of Winnipeg supports scholarly inquiry into literary, media, and other cultural texts for children and youth. The Centre provides a focus for research in the field at the University of Winnipeg, houses the journal Jeunesse (formerly Canadian Children's Literature/Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse), facilitates the development and management of collaborative national and international research projects, hosts visiting speakers and researchers, and maintains links with other research centres in children's studies internationally.
Simmons College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies in Boston, Massachusetts
The site also provides links to other educational programs:
* Master of Arts in Children's Literature (also at Simmons)
* Writing for Children (MFA) (also at Simmons)
* Dual Degree in Children's Literature & Education (also at Simmons)
* Programs offered at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
* Center for the Study of Children's Literature Institute/Symposium
University of Reading
This website is for the Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL). The CIRCL offers a Master of Arts in Children's Literature. CIRCL also offers a Ph.D program.