Useful Links


🍁 indicates a Canadian site

Be sure to check out our Useful Illustrator Links page as well.

Excellent Starting Points

🍁 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.

🍁 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.

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

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

🍁 Associations National des Éditions de Livres

Répertoire des membres, avec recherche par spécialités.

🍁 The Canadian Authors Association

Information on the organization, regional activities, and more.

🍁 Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers

CANSCAIP offers bios of their members, forums, event information, links to members’ websites, and more.

🍁 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

🍁 CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Reviews of Canadian works by volunteers with expertise in materials for children

🍁 Canadian Children’s Book News

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

🍁 Canadian Literature

Quarterly periodical containing a book review section

🍁 CanLit for LittleCanadians

Blog promoting children’s & YA books by Canadian authors and illustrators

🍁 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.

🍁 Jeunesse: young people, texts, cultures

Jeunesse is a scholar-led, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, bilingual academic journal. The mandate of the journal is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people. academic journal focused on cultural productions for, by, and about young people. International scope, with a special interest in Canada.

🍁 Quill & Quire

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

🍁 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

🍁 Canada Post

How much does it cost to mail that letter? Canada Post has a variety of tools for personal and business use, including Find a rate, Find a postal code, Hold mail, etc.


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

🍁 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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