Today let’s take a look at two great online resources if you are writing for children.  and

Picture Book Builders offers short picture book reviews by eight picture book authors and illustrators. I frequently find titles I want to check out for myself.

The eight contributors to Picture Book Builders are creators you may already be familiar with:

  • Mike Boldt
  • Suzanne Slade
  • Pat Zeitlow Miller
  • Jennifer Black Reinhardt
  • Linda Ashman
  • Kevan Atteberry
  • Jill Esbaum
  • Tammy Sauer

You’ll also find links to these terrific picture book authors’ and illustrators’ website.

Sooooo much to learn! is an informative blog for children’s writers. It is an ongoing project for the passionate community of people who read and write children’s literature. It is owned and written by Mary Kole who was a literary agent for six years with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and Movable Type Management. is like three blogs in one. Kole responds to questions and offers sound advice in three separate chains for those who write picture books, middle grade books and YA books.

Her “Resources for Writers” includes several books I’ve read and recommend myself.

Useful stuff for those of us who are serious about writing for children of all ages.


  1. Thanks, Jean, you are a great source for books and other resources for writers, and I appreciate all the research you are doing to find these! I’m now reading the book , Connections, by Edie Melson, which you recently recommended, and it’s already been helpful!


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