Highlights for Kids— Fun activities, stories, and poetry for kids.
Poetry video library at "No Water River" (Renee LaTulippe)— Poetry, poetry, and more poetry! A wonderful site for both kids and adults.
FunBrain MadLibs Junior
Meadowbrook Press Giggle Poetry
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)—THE organization for children's writers and illustrators. Information, grants, awards, and events around the globe.
Verla Kay's Blueboards—Friendly and informative online community for writers and illustrators of all levels, now integrated with SCBWI!
The Purple Crayon (Harold Underdown)—Handy publishing info for beginning writers.
Preditors and Editors
Guide to Literary Agents
Query Shark—Whip your query into shape!
Query Tracker—Ready to query? Here's a place to search for agents and research response times, etc.
Editorial Anonymous—Funny, useful site.
The Intern—Funny, useful site.
Kidlit (Mary Kole)—Chock-full of info on writing by this former agent.
Brooklyn Arden (Cheryl Klein)—Informative blog by an editor.
Rhymezone—A rhyming dictionary
"Icing the Cake: Writing Stories in Rhythm and Rhyme", by Dori Chaconas—Nicely highlighting the basics of writing in rhyme.
Timothy Steele on Writing in Meter—An excellent technical resource.
Susanna Leonard Hill's blog—Contests, writing info, inspiration and more.
Celebrating Writing, Reading, and Life (Laura Sassi)—Inspiring weekly posts.
Writing for Kids While Raising Them (Tara Lazar)—Super site for aspiring PB writers and illustrators.
Literary Rambles: Spotlighting Children's Book Authors, Agents, and Publishing (Casey McCormick)
Frolicking Through Cyberspace (Heather Ayris Burnell)— Great resource, including the "Monster List of Picture Book Agents".
Author, Journalist, and Jersey Girl (Robin Friedman)—Great interviews with editors.