Children’s literature

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.

International Research Society for Children’s Literature



Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Project Gutenberg

Alice’s Adventures_in_Wonderland. PDF

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Etext.

Authors *

A list of notable children’s authors and their most famous works.

Author list *

Alcott, Louisa May

Louisa May Alcott. 
HTML versions of most of Alcott’s works, biography, forums, and links.

Little Women

Anderson, Hans Christian

Hans Christian Andersen, a website.

Barrie, J. M.

J M Barrie Literary Society

Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie. Free eBook Online

Peter Pan, by James M. Barrie. Search eText, Read Online

Belloc, Joseph Hillaire

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, online poems.

Blackman, Malorie

Malorie Blackman homepage.

Malorie Blackman. Wikipedia entry.

Blyton, Enid

The Enid Blyton Society

Enid Blyton, Wikipedia entry.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Frances Hodgson Burnett. 
Etext from Project Gutenberg.

Carle, Eric

Eric Carle homepage.

Dahl, Roald

Roald Dahl website.

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.

Roald Dahl. The Poetry Archive

Hobbs, Will

Hobbs, Will. Will Hobbs Homepage

Lewis, C. S.

Lewis, C. S. The Bible and C.S. Lewis. Study guide.

C. S. Lewis Centenary Group

C. S. Lewis Institute

Lofting, Hugh

Hugh Lofting
Biography and the e-text of “The Story of Doctor Dolittle”.

Mahey, Margaret

Margaret Mahy, Wikipedia entry.

Milne, A. A.

A. A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh

A. A. Milne, Wikipedia entry.

Muchamore, Robert

Robert Muchamore. The official site.

Robert Muchamore
Guardian article.

Robert Muchamore

Munsch, Robert

The Official Robert Munsch Website

Ostow, Micol

Micol Ostow homepage.

Palatini, Margie

Margie Palatini official site.

Potter, Beatrice

Beatrice Potter. The Beatrix Potter Society

The World Of Peter Rabbit

Explore the world of Beatrix Potter.

Pullman, Philip

Philip Pullman
Official site; with synopses, a biography and questions.

Philip Pullman, New York Times article.

Rowling, J. K.

J.K. Rowling
Official site about the author and the Harry Potter books.

J. K. Rowling. Wikipedia entry.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Wikipedia entry.

de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine

de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine
The Little Prince collection, in more than 170 languages.

The Little Prince, a list of different editions.

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss on the Web

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.

Sewell, Anna

Anna Sewell. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell. Biography and Works

Spyri, Joanna

Complete online text of the book, along with downloadable e-text and a discussion group.


Steig, William

William Steig

Awards *

Awards for children’s literature. Wikipedia entries.

The Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia

Guardian Children’s’ Fiction Prize

The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature


Barrie, J, M. J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan full text.

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature

Blogs *

Wondrous Reads


An Awfully Big Blog Adventure

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.

Educating Alice
This is the blog of  Monica Edinger, a  teacher and author of several books about children’s literature.

Booktrust UK)
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.


Books. Scholastic books for children.

British children’s writers, Wikipedia entries.


Carle, Eric. Eric Carle homepage.

Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for children’s literature.

Children’s Books Central. Children and young adults. 
A meta site for writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, printers, storytellers and children.


Dahl, Roald

Dahl, Roald. Official Roald Dahl website.

Roald Dahl fan site.

Dr Suess

Dr Suess. Seussville


Fairytales, well-loved tales. Wikipedia entries.



Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen, a website.

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Harry Potter

Harry Potter The Film site.

Japanese official Harry Potter site.

Japanese official Harry Potter site

German official Harry Potter site

Harry Potter. All about the book and its author.


Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. Etext and ebook.


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 *

Nursery Rhymes, lyrics, origin and history.

The Nursery Rhymes of England, by James Richard Halliwell. An online ebook.

Nursery rhymes, a collection.

Nursery rhyme, Wikipedia entry.


Peter Pan

Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie. Free eBook Online

Peter Pan by James M. Barrie. Search eText, Read Online


Pinocchio. A dedicated page. 
A study produced and edited by the Carlo Collodi National Foundation.

The Adventures of Pinocchio.  English text.

Poetry for children *

Children’s Poetry Archive
A Children’s Poetry Bookshelf

Poems for Children, The Classics

The 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.

KidzPage! Poetry and verse for children of all ages.

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.

English Poetry
“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.

Publishers *

Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers Submission Guidelines.

HarperCollins Children’s Books. A site for children and parents.

Children’s Book Publishers and Information on Getting Published

Wikipedia list of publishers of children’s books.

Ladybird official site.

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 *

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


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!’

Teenlink. For teen writers, readers and dreamers.

Wikipedia entry on young adult literature.

Think Quest  A library for children.

Tournier. Michael. Background and biography.


National Art Library children’s literature collections – Victoria and Albert Museum

White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks).

Wikipedia entries on children’s literature.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh. A Winnie the Pooh website.

Pooh Corner
Peter Dennis’s recordings of the complete works of Winnie the Pooh.

Just-Pooh. Mr Sanders (Home)

A. A. Milne, Wikipedia entry.


Writing for Children. A resource centre.

Rabbit with Singing Robin
Peter Rabbit with Singing Robin