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Multicultural Children's Book Titles

  1. Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know, compiled by Ginny More Kruse and Kathleen T. Horning, Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. Forty Spanish/English Bilingual Books, compiled by Merri V. Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education , University of Wisconsin-Madison,
  3. Great Multicultural Fiction for Children (middle grade and young adult), Weber County Library,
  4. Great Multicultural Picture Books, Weber County Library,
  5. How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books, Schoolastic website, complied by Luther B. Clegg, Peggy K. Ford, Etta Miller, Gonzalo Ramirez and Bill Vanderhoof.
  6. Multicultural Book List, 2000, Nebraska Library Commission, Library Development Services,
  7. Multicultural Books for Children, compiled by Rebecca Campbell, Boston Public Library
  8. Multicultural and Diverse Fiction for Children, Waterboro Public Library, Maine,
  9. Race, Culture, Religion, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Children's and Young Adult Books, complied by Cynthia Letich Smith,

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Asian Multicultural Children's Book Titles

  1. Asian American, Asian & Pacific Islands Children's Literature, complied by the Clearwater Public Library, Clearwater, Florida,
  2. Asian Heritage Month, compiled by the Edmonton Public Library, Canada,
  3. The Best of Both Worlds: Children's Books on the Asian Experience in America, compiled by the Children's Services Division of the Berkeley Public Library,
  4. Books about Asian Americans, complied by Sarah S. Wright for Monroe County Public Library Children's Services,
  5. Books about Chinese Folklore and Culture, in partnership with the World Rhythms Series at the Kentucky Center for the Arts,,
  6. Books with Asian-American Characters, Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts,
  7. China and Chinese-American Life: Books for Children and Young Adults, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts,
  8. Doorways to Japanese American Culture and Tradition, compiled by the Seattle Public Library,
  9. Doorways to Southeast Asia Culture and Tradition, compiled by the Seattle Public Library,
  10. Japanese Americans in Children's and Young Adults Books, compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith,
  11. Powerful Asian-American Images Revealed in Picture Books, compiled by Kay E Vandergrift,
  12. South Asia in Children's Literature, complied by Uma Krishnaswami

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Resources for Picture Book Writers

  1. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
    This is the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write or illustrate children's literature. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with leterature for young people. There are currently more than 19,000 members worldwide in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world.
    Website contains information, news and a comprehensive list of children's literature-related links. Members can sign up for the weekly e-newsletter and will receive the bimonthly Bulletin, which contains a markets page.
  2. Children's Book Council
    This site is full of information on all aspects of children's books and writing, including a publishers and market list, which is updated monthly.

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U.S. Based Websites for Children's Book Writers


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U.S. Print Directories for Publishers/Agents

  1. Children's writer's and Illustrator's Market
    Published annually by Writer's Digest
    Contains articles and listings of mainly US based book and magazine publishers and literary agents
  2. Writer's Market
    Published annually by Writer's Digest
    Comprehensive listing of publishers, magazines and agents, not restricted to the children's book market.
    Online version available at:
  3. Small Presses Owned and Operated by People of Color, Cooperative Children's Book Center
    School of Education , University of Wisconsin-Madison

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U.K. Based Websites for Children's Book Writers

  1. The Word Pool
    This site contains information and advice for writers, teachers and parents interested in children's books. Has online links to major UK publisher sites.
  2. Booktrust
    Reviews and trends on children's books, and miscellaneous publisher information.

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U.K. Print Directories for Publishers/Agents

  1. Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
    Published annually by A&C Black
    Includes listings of publishers, agents, book packagers, magazines and newspapers. Also has articles or sections on poetry, market trends, radio, TV, theater and film opportunities, freelancers, greeting card writers, photographers, awards, festivals, clubs, associations, websites and more.
  2. The Writers Handbook
    Published annually by Macmillan Ltd.
    Contains listings of publishers, magazines, agents, prizes, and more.

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Other Miscellaneous Sites for Writers

  1. The Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Ilustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)
  2. Australian Children's Book Council
  3. List of Australian Publishers (with links)
  4. Publishing Central
    Information about the different types of publishing
    Reference and research links specially geared towards writers

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Magazines on Children's Book Trends

  1. The Horn Book, Inc
    Print magazine highlighting trends and reviews of US children's books
  2. Books for Keeps
    The UK equivalent of The Horn Book. Has 45,000 readers internationally

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***Please note that this list is neither comprehensive nor representative of materials available on the Internet. It is simply a list of sources that I have used from time to time, that I'd like to share with others.

Last updated August 28, 2005