Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Links to Useful Sites

C indicates a Canadian site

Excellent Starting Points

Be sure to check out SCBWI’s own links page first, as an effort has been made not to duplicate links here.

C The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Links to Canadian publishers’ sites, profiles of authors and illustrators, a calendar of upcoming events, CCBC publications including the annual market listing of Canadian publishers, the “Our Choice” catalogue, and more.

C The Children’s Literature Web Guide
Links to nearly everything related to children’s literature on the internet.

C Communications Jeunesse
Communication-Jeunesse est voué à la promotion, auprès des jeunes, de la lecture et de la littérature québécoise et franco-canadienne pour la jeunesse. Nous nous employons à mettre sur pied des projets de qualité qui permettent aux jeunes de développer leur goût pour la lecture et de s’initier au monde de la littérature jeunesse.

The Purple Crayon
Editor Harold Underdown has collected many articles, tips, and sites that will interest writers and illustrators.


Sites for Writers and Illustrators

Institute of Children’s Literature (ICL)
The Institute of Children’s Literature (ICL) has over 50 years of teaching writing for children and teens, writing for magazines, and writing and selling short stories and articles. It shares a website with its sister school, the Institute for Writers (IFW).

Poetry at Play: Poetry Advocates for Children & Young Adults
PACYA is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry for every age group.

Write for Kids

Brought to you by the people who put out the “Children’s Book Insider” newsletter.


The Publishing Business
Information on publishers and authors, reviews, awards, booksellers, and libraries,
plus a calendar of events, a mailing list, and more

Review Journals

A list compiled by the Mount Saint Vincent’s University library, with a focus on Canadian content.


Associations and Guilds

C Associations National des Éditions de Livres
Répertoire des membres, avec recherche par spécialités.

C The Canadian Authors Association
Information on the organization, regional activities, and more.

C Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers
CANSCAIP offers bios of their members, forums, event information, links to members’ websites, and more.

C The Writers’ Union of Canada
The national organization of professionally published writers offers professional development resources, contract advice and legal services, advocacy, contests, and a series of webinars available live or recorded.


Review Journals

C CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Reviews of Canadian works by volunteers with expertise in materials for children

C Canadian Children’s Book News
Reviews and reading lists from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

C Canadian Literature
Quarterly periodical containing a book review section

C CanLit for LittleCanadians
Blog promoting children’s & YA books by Canadian authors and illustrators

C Deakin review
Reviews of contemporary English-language materials fo interest to children and young adults

Horn Book Magazine
Reviews, articles, news, and explorations of children’s books from every perspective.

C Jeunesse: young people, texts, cultures
An academic journal focused on cultural productions for, by, and about young people. International scope, with a special interest in Canada.

C Quill & Quire
Monthly focused on the Canadian book trade, including reviews. Also, see Quill & Quire Kids’ Books.

C Resource Links
National journal devoted to the review and evaluation of English and French resources for children and young adults.


Other Useful Sites
The online bookstore’s Canadian site
The online bookstore

Barnes & Noble
The bookstore online

C Canada Post
How much does it cost to mail that letter? Info on other services as well.

The bookstore online
“A community of independent local bookstores.” Find an independent bookstore in your area (U.S. addresses).

Find a Bookstore Map
To find a local independent bookstore, enter your address, city, province, or postal code. Find an independent bookseller in your area (Canadian addresses).

International Children’s Digital Library

“The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.”

Old Children’s Books

Sellers of children’s books: 10,000+ scarce, collectible, and out-of-print books for readers, teachers, and collectors.

United States Postal Service
How to order U.S. stamps, an international postage rate calculator, a shipping-label printing service for the return of those precious manuscripts, and more.


Links to Non-SCBWI Events

C The Canadian Children’s Book Centre CCBC Book Events Calendar
This site is a comprehensive source of Canadian Children’s Book Events. It is run by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to those who make and read Children’s books. Events are submitted by CCBC members.


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