Why Knowing the History of Children’s Literature Benefits You

It is quite hard to imagine growing up without books to read. Yes, children stories and native folklores have been around since humans first learned how to speak. However, tales

Get Your Spin on with Spin Offs

Today is the first in a new feature, the guest post! Karl Jones is an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, the mass market imprint of Penguin Young Readers. He’s here to tell you about licensed publishing.

Writing Conferences and Festivals

I’ve been to a variety of different conferences over the years and tried to get the most out of each experience. Sometimes I had a better time than others, but I invariably learned something.

How to Email an Illustrator

My friends, colleagues and I have recently noticed that communication with illustrators is falling apart. We lament this new trend often. While there are still many art directors in the field

Exclusive Interview with Illustrator, Brandy Rumiez

Every day starts the same regardless of the work I have to do. I crawl reluctantly out of bed (because no amount of sleep is ever enough), make my way to the coffee pot, and fill the largest mug

10 Top Tips to Creating a Children’s Series

This comprehensive, 29 page e-book focuses on 10 Top Tips you should take into consideration when creating a children's series.

Get on the Advance Notice List for the Self-Publishing Roadmap

Joel Friedlander’s Self-Publishing Roadmap is the top online coaching course for writers who want to get serious about self-publishing.

The Center for Children’s Books

In partnership with The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books—an authoritative analytic review journal—the Center aims to inspire and inform adults who connect young people with resources

Choosing and Using Kids’ Books

When it comes to deciding what books to share with the young readers in your life, there is so much to choose from! With thousands of new books for children published every year,

About the Hans Christian Andersen Awards

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. Every other year IBBY presents the Andersen Award to a living author

About the Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation

About the Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

About the Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division

About the Batchelder Award

The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated

About the Pura Belpré Award

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer

About the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year

About the Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children,
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