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Author or Title Searches
- Select Find Books. Select Advanced Keyword Search.
- Select Author Search. Enter author's or illustrator's surname first.
- Select Subject Search when looking for books about an author or illustrators.
- Select Title Search. Enter first word(s) of title, omitting initial articles.
- Useful subject headings: Children's literature--Authorship
- Select Advanced Keyword Search.
- Enter the keyword, author, title, subject that you wish to search in the appropriate search box(es). Use the left pull-down boxes to select the type of search you wish.
- To search the basic juvenile collection, omitting Big Books, Locked Case materials and Quartos, scroll down to Location and select Juvenile Collection. Click on Search.
- To search all juvenile books, select AND from the right pull-down box and enter the word juvenile in the next box as a subject. If you want to search only fiction, enter the phrase juvenile fiction. To search all other juvenile books including non-fiction, enter the phrase juvenile literature. Click on Search.
Finding Articles, Databases and Websites
- Under the heading Databases and Indexes, click on Resources by Subject
- Under Choose a Subject, scroll down to Juvenile Literature. Then click on Reference Sources for Juvenile Literature.
- Awards & Prizes Online (Children's Book Council) is the most comprehensive source for information about children's and yound adult books awards published in English. Includes adult-selected awards, children's choice awards, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom awards, and selected international awards.
- Library Literature & Information Science (EBSCO) will index articles about authors and issues in children's and young adult literature; criticisms; book reviews; and bibliographies.
- Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides full-text access to biographies, bibliographies,critical analysis, and Web resources of authors from every age and literary discipline.
Recommended Websites and Electronic Books
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Writing, Illustrating, and Published Children's Books: The Purple Crayon includes articles on children's literature and its market, news, and a blog that provides answers to questions about getting published.
- Aaron Shepard's Kidwriting Page includes articles and help for authors from Shepard on writing, publishing and promoting their books.
- Rick Walton's Home Page includes web guides for teachers and writers and well as activities for children.
- Children's Book Council includes news about children's literature, reading lists, Awards and Prizes Online, information for authors and illustrators about publishing, and an author/illustrator directory.
- Writer's and Illustrator's guide to children's book publishers and agents: who they are, what they want and how to win them over! New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.
Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market. Writer's Digest, annual. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .C48
Shulevitz, Uri. Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books. Watson Guptill, 1997. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .S58 1997
Henderson, Kathy. The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published. Writer's Digest, 2001. Juvenile Reference PN 171 .C5 H4 2001
Bojany-Buccieri, Lisa. Writing Children's Books for Dummies. Wiley, 2005. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 R66x 2005
Seuling, Barbara. How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published. 3rd ed. Wiley, 2004. Juvenile Reference - In Process
Underdown, Harold D. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. Alpha Books, 2001. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .U5 2001
Giblin, James Cross. Writing for Young People. The Writer, 1995. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .G5 1995
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