Children’s literature, books, children’s classic literature, book illustrations, poetry
Organizations, online databases *
Children’s Literature Network
Children’s Literature Network connects, informs, and educates those who have an interest in children’s and teen books, authors, and illustrators.
Children’s Literature Association
The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
An unabridged, dramatic audio production from Wired for Books.
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Authors of children’s books,
a web directory from The Open Directory Project.
Author list *
Alcott, Louisa May
Louisa May Alcott.
HTML versions of most of Alcott’s works, biography, forums, and links.
Anderson, Hans Christian
Barrie, J. M.
Belloc, Joseph Hillaire
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Etext from Project Gutenberg.
Roald Dahl Museum. Archives
Roald Dahl’s unique archive is at the centre of the Museum’s collections, containing manuscripts, photographs, letters and mementoes from his eventful life.
Lewis, C. S.
Biography and the e-text of “The Story of Doctor Dolittle”.
Milne, A. A.
Official site; with synopses, a biography and questions.
Rowling, J. K.
Official site about the author and the Harry Potter books.
de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine
de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine
The Little Prince collection, in more than 170 languages.
Official site of Dr. Seuss, with information on creator Theodor Seuss Geisel, as well as games, Cat in the Hat chat, prizes, and a look at his list of books.
Open Directory Project.
Complete online text of the book, along with downloadable e-text and a discussion group.
Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor’s Rants and Raves
This is a blog is written by Roger Sutton, the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc.
The Brown Bookshelf
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of African-American voices writing for young readers.
Poetry for Children
About finding and sharing poetry with young people,” by Sylvia Vardell, a Professor at Texas Woman’s University.
This is the blog of Monica Edinger, a teacher and author of several books about children’s literature.
Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. They work to inspire a love of reading in children. They give out over two million carefully chosen books to children throughout the UK. Every parent receives a Book Trust book in their baby’s first six months.
Children’s Books Central. Children and young adults.
A meta site for writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, printers, storytellers and children.
Hans Christian Anderson
Harry Potter. All about the book and its author.
Heidi and Joanna Spyri internet sites.
Open Directory Project
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY),
a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
My Home library, by Anne Fine.
Colour bookplates by top children’s illustrators, book reviews, books in Braille.
Nursery rhymes *
Pinocchio. A dedicated page.
A study produced and edited by the Carlo Collodi National Foundation.
Poetry for children *
Children’s Poetry Archive
A Children’s Poetry Bookshelf
Funny poetry for children
Children’s poetry by Meadowbrook Press.
Poetry for Kids
Funny kids’ poems guaranteed to make you giggle, by author Kenn Nesbitt.
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy Poetry For Kids
Poetry and prose for children and kids from the United Kingdom.
Poetry for Children
About finding and sharing poetry with young people.
Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff
A collection of poetry written from a child’s point of view. Levels 1–4
BBC Poetry lesson plan
An online celebration of poetry that includes poets reading their poems, tips on writing poetry, links to BBC shows about poetry, and a section that allows you to play with words as you write your own poem. Levels 1–8
The Children’s Laureate
Read about UK Children’s Laureates and take advantage of the video clips and other resources to create a poetry-friendly classroom.
“Skoool” presents multimedia readings of 12 well-known poems covering a broad selection of poets and themes. Each poem is accompanied by a lesson plan and learning intentions.
Potter, Beatrix. The Online Beatrix Potter Treasury
Online texts from Project Gutenberg.
Ladybird. Nicole’s website for collectors.
Collectors’ site featuring Ladybird cover art, including editions in different languages.
A children’s book publishing company.
Lesson plans, activities *
Teen fiction, authors of books for teens, books for young adults *
Online books for teenagers.
‘Get involved . . . send us your stuff – audio, written, sung, drawn, snapped – it doesn’t matter how you created it, we want all your ideas!’
Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library
collection of children’s literature, children’s books.
Winnie the Pooh
Peter Dennis’s recordings of the complete works of Winnie the Pooh.