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Authors & Illustrators:

Tony Abbott

Alma Flor Ada

David Adler

Arnold Adoff

Louisa May Alcott

R.W. Alley

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurence Anholt

Kathi Appelt

Caroline Arnold

Tedd Arnold

Jim Arnosky

Marc Aronson

Frank Asch

Linda Ashman

Jeannine Atkins

Mary Jane Auch

Avi

Jim Aylesworth

Keith Baker

Molly Bang

Lynne Reid Banks

T.A. Barron

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Barbara Bash

Joan Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer

Ann Bausum

Stan & Jan Berenstain

Barbara H. Berger

Ray Bial

Phil Bildner

Nic Bishop

Steve Bjorkman

Holly Black

Judy Blume

Deborah Blumenthal

Tonya Bolden

Louise Borden

Barbara Bottner

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Jan Brett

Larry Dane Brimner

Don Brown

Joseph Bruchac

Jon Buller

Janie Bynum

Meg Cabot

Stephanie Calmenson

Alyssa Capucilli

Eric Carle

Nancy Carlson

Judith Caseley

Michael Chesworth

Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Yang Sook Choi

Gennifer Choldenko

Eileen Christelow

Beverly Cleary

Brian P. Cleary

Andrew Clements

Catherine Clinton

Vicki Cobb

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Esme Codell

Babette Cole

Henry Cole

Eoin Colfer

Suzanne Collins

Elisha Cooper

Joy Cowley

Sharon Creech

Nina Crews

Doreen Cronin

Susan Stevens Crummel

Chris Crutcher

Doug Cushman

Jane Cutler

Roald Dahl

Kenneth Davis

Cynthia DeFelice

Tomie De Paola

Kate DiCamillo

DyAnne DiSalvo

Tony DiTerlizzi

Arthur Dorros

Crescent Dragonwagon

Sharon Draper

Kathleen Duey

Lois Duncan

Jeanne DuPrau

Pamela Edwards

Susan Middleton Elya

Margarita Engle

John Erickson

Ian Falconer

Anne Fine

John Flanagan

Paul Fleischman

Candace Fleming

Denise Fleming

Brian Floca

Edwin Fatheringham

Debra Frasier

Martha Freeman

Cornelia Funke

Neil Gaiman

Jack Gantos

Sherry Garland

Jean Craighead George

Kristine O. George

Mordicai Gerstein

Jamie Gilson

Nikki Giovanni

Kristiana Gregory

Nikki Grimes

Dan Gutman

Mary Downing Hahn

Bruce Hale

Shannon Hale

Virginia Hamilton

Cheryl Harness

Robie Harris

Pete Hautman

Deborah Heiligman

Kevin Henkes

Linda Oatman High

Will Hillenbrand

Anna Grossnickle Hines

S. E. Hinton

Will Hobbs

Jennifer Holm

Kimberly Willis Holt

Joan Holub

Deborah Hopkinson

Anthony Horowitz

Polly Horvath

Erin Hunter

Thacher Hurd

Johanna Hurwitz

Steve Jenkins

D.B. Johnson

Barbara Joosse

William Joyce

Cynthia Kadohata

G. Brian Karas

Ezra Jack Keats

Peg Kehret

Steven Kellogg

Barbara Kerley

M. E. Kerr

Helen Ketteman

Eric A. Kimmel

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Jeff Kinney

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Elisa Kleven

Suzy Kline

Kate Klise

Gordon Korman

Stephen Krensky

Kathleen Krull

Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Jane Kurtz

Kathryn Lasky

Laurie Lawlor

Loreen Leedy

Ursula LeGuin

Sonia Levitin

Elizabeth Levy

Betsy Lewin

Ted Lewin

E. B. Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis

Grace Lin

Janet Taylor Lisle

Anita Lobel

Lois Lowry

David Lubar

Fran Manushkin

Carolyn Marsden

Bill Martin Jr.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Rafe Martin

Jean Marzollo

Margaret Read MacDonald

Suse MacDonald

Geraldine McCaughrean

Emily Arnold McCully

Megan McDonald

Robin McKinley

Bruce McMillan

Kate McMullan

Carolyn Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Ben Mikaelsen

Wendell Minor

Pat Mora

Will Moses

Marissa Moss

Robert Munsch

Jim Murphy

Stuart Murphy

Beverley Naidoo

Donna Jo Napoli

Kadir Nelson

W. Nikola-Lisa

Jenny Nimmo

Garth Nix

Laura Numeroff

Mary Pope Osborne

Christopher Paolini

Elizabeth Partridge

Julie Paschkis

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Katherine Paterson

James Patterson

Tracey Campbell Pearson

Ridley Pearson

Sara Pennypacker

Lynne Rae Perkins

Leuyen Pham

Tamora Pierce

Dav Pilkey

Jery Pinkney

Daniel Pinkwater

Lynn Plourde

Patricia Polacco

Terry Pratchett

Jack Prelutsky

Laurence Pringle

Philip Pullman

Vladimir Radunsky

James Ransome

Doreen Rappaport

Peggy Rathmann

Laura Regan

Rick Riordan

Lizzy Rockwell

Emily Rodda

J.K. Rowling

Nicole Rubel

Pam Munoz Ryan

Louis Sachar

Angie Sage

Graham Salisbury

Barney Saltzberg

April Pulley Sayre

Jon Scieszka

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Brian Selznick

Darren Shan

George Shannon

Joyce Sidman

Shel Silverstein

Seymour Simon

Marilyn Singer

Peter Sis

Gloria Skurzynski

David Small

Alexander McCall Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Lane Smith

Lemony Snicket

Chris Soentpiet

Gary Soto

Eileen Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli

Nancy Springer

Suzanne Fisher Staples

Rebecca Stead

David Ezra Stein

Janet Stevens

R.L. Stine

Tanya Stone

Todd Strasser

Jonathan Stroud

Anastasia Suen

Melissa Sweet

Steve Swinburne

Greg Tang

Catherine Thimmesh

Stephanie S. Tolan

Clare Vanderpool

Chris Van Allsburg

Vivian Vande Velde

Sally Walker

Sally Warner

Andrea Warren

Sarah Weeks

Rosemary Wells

Scott Westerfeld

Carol Weston

Lisa Wheeler

Gloria Whelan

David Wiesner

Mo Willems

Suzanne Williams

Jacqueline Wilson

Karma Wilson

Elizabeth Winthrop

Ashley Wolff

Audrey Wood

Douglas Wood

Jacqueline Woodson

Dan Yaccarino

Jane Yolen

Ed Young

Jane Breskin Zalben

Paul Zelinsky

Paul Zindel

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Professional Organizations:

American Association of School Librarians

American Library Association

Association for Library Service to Children

Children’s Book Council

Educational Book and Media Association

Education Resources Information Center

International Association of School Librarianship

International Literacy Association

Library of Congress

Library of Congress Search System

Public Library Association

Reading is Fundamental

REFORMA

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

United for Libraries

Young Adult Library Services Association

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State & Regional Library Associations:

Alabama Library Association

Alaska Library Association

Arizona Library Association

Arkansas Library Association

California Library Association

Colorado Association of Libraries

Connecticut Library Association

Delaware Library Association

Florida Library Association

Georgia Library Association

Hawaii Library Association

Idaho Library Association

Illinois Library Association

Indiana Library Federation

Iowa Library Association

Kansas Library Association

Kentucky Library Association

Louisiana Library Association

Maine Library Association

Maryland Library Association

Massachusetts Library Association

Michigan Library Association

Minnesota Library Association

Mississippi Library Association

Missouri Library Association

Mountain Plains Library Association

Nebraska Library Association

Nevada Library Association

New England Library Association

New Hampshire Library Association

New Jersey Library Association

New Mexico Library Association

New York Library Association

North Carolina Library Association

North Dakota Library Association

Ohio Library Council

Oklahoma Library Association

Oregon Library Association

Pacific Northwest Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association

Rhode Island Library Association

South Carolina Library Association

South Dakota Library Association

Southeastern Library Association

Tennessee Library Association

Texas Library Association

Utah Library Association

Vermont Library Association

Virginia Library Association

Washington Library Association

West Virginia Library Association

Wisconsin Library Association

Wyoming Library Association

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State & Regional School Library Associations:

Alabama School Library Association

Alaska Association of School Librarians

Teacher Librarian Division of Arizona Lib. Association

Arkansas Association of School Librarians

California School Library Association

Colorado Association of School Libraries

Connecticut Association of School Libraries

Florida Association for Media in Education

Georgia Library Media Association

Hawaii Association of School Librarians

Illinois School Library Media Association

Association of Indiana School Library Educators

Iowa Association of School Librarians

Kansas Association of School Librarians

Kentucky Association of School Librarians

Louisiana Association of School Librarians

Maine Association of School Libraries

Maryland Association of School Libraries

Massachusetts School Library Association

Michigan Association for Media in Education

Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota

Missouri Association of School Libraries

School Library Media Division of Montana L.A.

Nebraska School Librarians Association

Nevada School & Children’s Librarian Section

New England School Library Association

New Hampshire School Library Media Association

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

New York Youth Services Section of School Librarians

North Carolina School Library Media Association

Ohio Educational Library Media Association

Oklahoma School Librarians Division

Oregon Association of School Libraries

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

School Librarians of Rhode Island

South Carolina Association of School Librarians

Tennessee Association of School Librarians

Texas Association of School Librarians

Utah Educational Library Media Association

Vermont School Library Association

Virginia Association of School Librarians

Washington Library Association – School Library Division

Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association

Wyoming Library Association School Library Interest Group

Web Sites of Interest to Librarians

Awesome Libraries

Book Industry Study Group

Booklist

Bookwire

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

Goodreads

GrantsAlert.com

Grants For Teachers

Horn Book

Judy Freeman

Kirkus Reviews

Librarians’ Index to the Internet

Library Research Service

Midwest Book Review

Picturing Books: A Web Site About Picture Books

Resources for School Libraries

School Library journal

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Blogs – Book Reviewers/Journalists

Fuse#8 Production Since June 2007, Elizabeth Bird, a children’s librarian and a reviewer for School library Journal, has blogged both reviews and news about children’s books.

Read Roger Since September 2005 Roger Sutton, the Editor of Horn Book, has discussed what is going on in the industry while saving his reviews for the print magazine.

Gwendo Bond Since November 2006 Gwenda Bond, a journalist, has blogged a few reviews but mainly gives news about young adult books.

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Blogs – Authors/Illustrators

All About The Books With Janet Squires Thoughts on writing and sharing children’s books and adult novels from award-winning writer Janet Squires.

Blue Rose Girls Since November 2006, a group of writers and editors, including Grace Lin, Anna Alter and Elaine Magliaro have shared this blog. There are a lot of daily life posts here.

Brown Bookshelf The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers.

Cynsations Since November 2004 Cynthia Leitich Smith, a ya author, has blogged about her books and other news in kit lit. Notable for her many interviews with children’s book authors.

From The Mixed-Up Files … A group of middle-grade authors offers booklists, reviews, and more focused on literature aimed at ages 8-12.

Jeff Smith Since May 2006 this graphic artist has blogged about his daily life and his work creating graphic novels.

Mo Willems Since December 2006 this illustrator has blogged about his books and his daily life.

Oz and Ends Since November 2006 J.L. Bell, a fantasy writer in Massachusetts, has specialized in what’s going on in children’s fantasy.

Planet Esme Book-a-Day Plan Since June 2006 Esme Raji Codell, author and storyteller, has blogged about younger books that are good for read alouds.

Tony DiTerlizzi Since May 2006 this illustrator has blogged about his books and what he is up to.

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Blogs – Librarians

Abby The Librarian Youth librarian Abby Johnson maintains a blog about books, reading, and working at a library.

Bookshelves of Doom Since November 2006 Leila Roy, a librarian in Maine, has reviewed mainly young adult fiction.

Chair, Fireplace & a Tea Cozy Since August 2005 Lizzy Burns, a librarian in New Jersey, has focused on young adult fiction, especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Check It Out Since February 2007 Joan McCullough, a school librarian in Washington, has reviewed children’s books.

Great Kid Books A site focused on literature aimed at ages 4-14.

Inside a Dog Since May 2006 the State Library of Victory has reviewed Australian children’s books and conducts interviews.

Kiddosphere@Fauquier Since November 2006 Jennifer Schultz, youth services librarian, has maintained a blog about children’s books for the Fauquier County Public Library in Virginia.

Patchwork of Books Since February 2007 Amanda, a library assistant in New Mexico, has reviewed young adult fiction with a special focus on what is objectionable/not objectionable from a Christian point of view.

Mother Reader Since January 2006 a library assistant in Virginia has reviewed and ranted about children’s books in an often humorous fashion.

7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast Since August 2006 Eisha and Julie Danielson, two children’s librarians in Tennessee, have reviewed all levels of children’s books and done interviews with children’s book personalities.

Welcome to My Tweendom Since June 2006 Stacy Dillon, a school librarian in New York, has reviewed books for those aged 9 to 12 who are not quite ready for young adult.

What Adrienne Thinks About That Adrienne Furness, a children’s librarian in New York blogs about what is going on with young adults, including books.

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Blogs – Parents

Batch Of Books Dena, a mother of two, has kept a blog since 2012 featuring reviews, book roundups, author interviews, and more.

Charlotte’s Library Since January 2007 Charlotte, an archaeologist and president of a Friends of the Public Library group, has reviewed the children’s books that her group is considering donating to their public library.

Christian Children’s Book Review Since January 2007 four mothers have specialized in picture books with Christian themes.

Saffron Tree Since October 2006 a group of Indian/American mothers have reviewed multicultural books for children, particularly those from India.

Semicolon Since October 2003 Sherry Early, a home school teacher, has reviewed books she’s found useful in home schooling.

Wands and Worlds Since June 2005 Sheila Ruth, a home schooling mom in Maryland, has specialized in fantasy and science fiction for children.

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Blogs – Publishers/Editors

SCBWI

Bloomabilities Since August 2006 Alvina Ling, a children’s book editor in New York, has mainly blogged about her daily life.

Brooklyn Arden Since January 2003 Cheryl Klein, a book editor for Scholastic, has blogged about publishing and life in New York City.

Into the Wardrobe Since February 2005 Tarie, an editor in the Philippines, has blogged about children’s books with an emphasis on fantasy, but most of her posts are about her daily life.

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Blogs – Teachers

Biblio File Since December 2004 Jennie, a teacher in Virginia, has blogged about children’s books and a few adult books now and then.

Miss Rumphius Effect Since November 2006 Tricia, a teacher and mom in Virginia, has blogged about children’s books.

A Year of Reading Since November 2006 Franki and Mary Lee, two teachers, have blogged about kids books.

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Blogs – Book Lovers

Amox Calli Since May 2005 Gina M. Ruiz has reviewed primarily Hispanic books.

Beth Fish Reads Beth Fish’s blog features reviews and other “bookish content.”

Bildungsroman Since February 2007 Little Willow has anonymously reviewed both female adult and ya books. Includes some interviews.

Jen Robinson’s Book Page Since November 2006 this library volunteer and software engineer has reviewed young adult fiction she reads.

La Bloga Since November 2004 various contributors have focused on books with a Chicano theme or author. Also includes interviews.

Libros Juveniles Since July 2006 Books in Spanish are reviewed in Spanish.

Playing By The Book A UK-based mother of two chronicles books her family loves.

Reading Rockets Children’s literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids’ books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

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Blogs – Booksellers

Excelsior File Since October 2006 David Elzey, a buyer in a children’s bookstore and formerly a teacher, has blogged about the books that pass through his store.

Shelf Talker Since March 2007 Alison Morris, a bookstore buyer in New England, has reviewed children’s books.

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Blogs – Professors of Children’s Literature

American Indians in Children’s Literature Since September 2006 Debbie Reese, a professor of American Indian Studies in Illinois, has evaluated children’s books for how accurate they are from an American Indian point of view.

Educating alice Since September 2006 Monica Edinger has had one of the more academic kidlit blogs.

Goddess of YA Literature Since October 2004 Teri Lesesne, a former middle school teacher and now a professor of Children’s Literature in Texas, has blogged about children’s books.

Poetry for Children Since July 2006 Sylvia Vardell, a professor at Texas Womens University, has focused on children’s poetry.

Wild Rose Reader Since April 2007 Elaine Magliaro, a professor of children’s literature in Massachusetts who was formerly a teacher and librarian, has blogged about children’s literature.

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Do you have a favorite site that you think other librarians and educators would like to view, too? If so, send an email to btsb@btsb.com.

Marla Frazee