New to writing for children? Try these terrific resources to help get you started!


SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators):

Kid Lit 411 (in-depth website about the children’s writing field)

Online Classes:

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program:

Writing Blueprints:

The Writing Barn:

Books on the Craft of Children’s Writing and the Market:

Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul

The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing for Children by Linda Ashman (available only as Amazon Kindle format or as a PDF download from her website)

“The Book” SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) Resource Guide (must be a member to access—see website above)

The Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Market Guide (published annually)

Negotiating a Book Contract by Mark Levine

Blogs About Children’s Writing:

Writing & Illustrating: Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children:

Tara Lazar: Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):