Children's Literature and Literary Resources
The following web sites provide valuable information on many facets of childrens literature and childrens book publishing:
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a network of more than 4,000 childrens and youth librarians, childrens literature experts, publishers, educators, and library school faculty members, and other adults committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children, their families, and others who work with children.
Charlesbridge Publishing offers fun and informative fiction and nonfiction books for children.
Children's Book Council, Inc. (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and related materials for children and young adults.
The Foundation for Children's Books (FCB) is a nonprofit educational organization founded by a group of educators and childrens literature advocates to help teachers, librarians, and parents select and use quality childrens literature in order to instill in children the joy of reading as a prerequisite for literacy and lifelong learning.
The International Reading Association (IRA) is a professional organization for those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) works to advance teaching, research, and student achievement relating to English language arts at all scholastic levels.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is an international network for people who write, illustrate or share a vital interest in childrens literature.
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the United States section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which promotes international understanding and good will through books for children and young adults.