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Hello!
I’ve written (and illustrated) a children’s picture book that is fiction but gives facts about sharks.  Do I list the works cited. I’ve only used online websites for reference information, no quotes.
#1 - June 28, 2021, 12:52 PM

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Yes. It's not part of the word count, but you do include a "References Used in Preparing this Manuscript" section at the end of your submission (or Bibliography, References, or however you'd like to word it) to show you have done your research. They need to be reliable websites (e.g. museums, government agencies).
Wikipedia can be useful to put you on the trail of some reliable sources (cited at the bottom of each wiki article), but should not be listed in your submission.
Good luck with your submission! (I love sharks.)
#2 - June 28, 2021, 04:11 PM
Odd Bods: The World's Unusual Animals - Millbrook Press 2021
Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths - CSIRO Pub. Nov. 2021

www.juliemurphybooks.com

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I always include my sources and try to have some kid-friendly books to recommend at the end. My editors appreciate this very much.
#3 - June 28, 2021, 05:03 PM
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Agreed. Include the works cited but be sure they're reliable sources. .gov or .org or .edu. If .com, I'd be sure to dig around and be certain that another source validates your information. I agree with Vijaya - Wikipedia is great as a starting point!
#4 - June 28, 2021, 06:39 PM
Freaky Funky Fish ( Running Press Kids, May 2021)
Tell Someone (Albert Whitman, October 2021)
Peculiar Primates (Running Press Kids, October 2022)

I've found that zoo/aquarium websites often have good information, especially since a lot of them are actively involved in animal research -- but again I'd verify your information with multiple sources.
#5 - June 28, 2021, 06:56 PM

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Thanks everyone! Very helpful.

I’ve made sure to use credible sources. 🦈👩‍🏫

Oh, also, should I use MLA format?
#6 - June 29, 2021, 07:52 AM
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MLA is fine. Just be consistent.
#7 - June 29, 2021, 09:33 AM
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Thank you!
#8 - June 29, 2021, 12:34 PM

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