Do I read them every day? No--I'd never get any work done. But I do enjoy visiting now and then!
Aspiring writers, begin here!
Rocky Mountain SCBWI
My former chapter. Lots of great people, conferences, workshops and support.
The Purple Crayon
Harold Underdown's site--an excellent resource for beginners and long-timers alike
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Has my vote for Most Beautiful Blog (great to read, too).
Gateway to the passionate and informed community of children's book bloggers.
Poetry for Children
Sylvia Vardell's excellent source for all things poetry.
The Miss Rumphius Effect
Excellent reading by a champion of children's poetry, non-fiction, and literature in general.
Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup
Lively and colorful posts on food, books, and poetry. What could be better?
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lots of info for children's book writers and others from author and long-time blogger Cynthia Leitich Smith.
Lots of helpful posts and resources from this author and founder of
PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month)
Laura Purdie Salas
As an author and poet, Laura has great stuff about writing, marketing, and school visits--plus lots of fun writing prompts.
Kristine O'Connell George
Terrific resources for teachers and lovers of poetry from a talented poet.
Children's Literature Network
Great resource for children's book writers, and those who love children's books.
Wild Rose Reader
Terrific poetry, poets, news and resources--and a link to Elaine's funny and irreverent political verses.
Julie Hudlund's Blog
Julie's ruminations on writing (including her 12x12 picture book challenge), promotion,books, parenting, and life.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Jennifer Bertman
Ever wanted to peek into the work spaces of creative people? You can do that (and more) here.
The Children's Book Review
Lots of reviews, plus some book giveaways.
Good stuff here for book-lovers; lively writing.
Just One More Book!
Amazing collection of podcasts about children's books and their creators by a dynamic and dedicated duo (on hiatus while Andrea fights breast cancer).
Great resource for encouraging a love of reading. Also: recommended reading and author interviews.