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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 British Columbia.
  • 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.
  • Communication Jeunesse
    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 electronically.
  • 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.


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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 supplied.
  • 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 classroom activities.
  • ChildhoodREADING.com
    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.
  • Mythweb
    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 illustrators.


Selected Canadian Authors and Illustrators of Picturebooks

  • Allen Morgan
    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 also accessible.
  • Andrea Spalding
    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 work.
  • Chris Jackson
    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.
  • Cynthia Nugent
    This website provides information on the works of this award-winning author and illustrator of picturebooks and publications for older readers.
  • C.J. Taylor
    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.
  • David Bouchard
    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.
  • Don Kilby
    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.
  • Frances Tyrrell
    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.
  • George Littlechild
    The website of this Canadian illustrator provides information regarding his biographical data, samples of artworks and published picturebooks.
  • Ian Wallace
    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.
  • Jan Thornhill
    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.
  • Janet Lunn
    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.
  • Janet Wilson
    The website of this Canadian illustrator offers a gallery of her artworks, which are searchable through a combination of style/technique and subject/keyword.
  • Joanne Fitzgerald
    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.
  • John Bianchi
    The website of this author-illustrator features his books, illustrations and cartoons. A bibliography, book reviews and his biography are also available.
  • Johnny Wales
    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.
  • Karen Patkau
    The website of this artist presents her portfolio and profile. Information regarding her preferred media and artistic styles is also supplied.
  • Kathy Stinson
    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.
  • Kenneth Oppel
    This Canadian author's website features his books for children and young adults; excerpts, reviews, study aids, awards, bibliography, and biographical data are provided.
  • Kevin Major
    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.
  • K.V. Johansen
    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 downloaded.
  • Marc Tetro
    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.
  • Margriet Ruurs
    The website of this author offers information about her children's picturebooks, poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults; biographical data is also available.
  • Marsha Skrypuch
    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.
  • Maxine Trottier
    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.
  • Maxwell Newhouse
    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.
  • Nancy Hundal
    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.
  • Paul Morin
    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.
  • Paul Yee
    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.
  • Peter Cumming
    The website of this Canadian author features his picturebooks, his plays and a list of writing tips. Biographical data are also available.
  • Phoebe Gilman
    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.
  • Priscilla Galloway
    The Canscaip member website of this Toronto-based author features her biography, bibliography of her picturebooks, series, and novels for children, and awards.
  • Renné Benoit
    The website of this Canadian illustrator offers samples of her illustration and links to her biographical data and published works.
  • Richard Ungar
    The website of this Canadian author-illustrator features his picturebooks, paintings, biographical data and suggested links to other sites of interest.
  • Robert Munsch
    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.
  • Rukhsana Khan
    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.
  • Ruth Ohi
    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 children's illustrators.
  • Sarah Ellis
    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.
  • Scot Ritchie
    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 supplied.
  • Sharon Jennings
    This author's website offers information about her picturebooks and reviews; biographical data is also supplied.
  • Sheena Lott
    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.
  • Sheldon Oberman
    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.
  • Sheryl McFarlane
    The website of this Canadian author of picturebooks offers her biographical data, information about her books and resources for children, teachers and librarians.
  • Ted Harrison
    The website of this Canadian author-illustrator offers links to his biography and samples of his artworks in cards, books and porcelain.
  • Vivien Bowers
    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.
  • Werner Zimmerman
    This illustrator's studio website offers a list of his picturebooks; his biography and samples of illustrations are also provided.
  • William Bell
    This website lists titles by this Canadian author, which include novels and picturebooks. Resources for teachers and students are also supplied.
  • Ye Ting-xing
    This webpage from William Bell's website presents a list of her books and biographical information.


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.
  • Children's Illustrators
    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.
  • Good Illustration
    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.
  • NCCIL Illustrators
    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.



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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 publishing courses.


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.
  • Groundwood Books
    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.
  • Scholastic Canada
    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.
  • Tradewind Books
    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.
  • Tundra 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

  • http://arcyp.ca/
    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.
  • CBC.ca/kids
    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.
  • Communication-Jeunesse
    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.
  • Books Illustrated
    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.
  • Booktalks (US)
    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.
  • JacketFlap
    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.
  • KidsRead.com
    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
    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.
  • PaperTigers.org
    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.
  • TeachingBooks.net
    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.
  • Children's collection
    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 the Internet.
  • 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 children's materials.
  • 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.

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Journals

  • 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.
    • Artcyclopedia
      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 art movements.
    • 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.
    • Creative Shake
      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.
    • Graphic novels
      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.
    • illustrator.org.uk
      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.
    • Kid Shannon
      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 printed.
    • 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 degree requirements.
    • 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 (illustration) program.
    • 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.