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A Few Great Links
to Children's Literature and Poetry

If you know a must-see Web site, please let me know and we will be happy to add it here.
Atheneum at SimonSays, official publisher's site.
One of the best websites around for light verse.
A terrific website for all things haiku (by grade level).
Looking for a site that's packed with exciting videos of clever and captivating poetry?  Check out Ted Scheu, the Poetry Guy (it rhymes).  He's as nutty as they come--in a good way, of course!
Here you'll find Rebecca Kai Dotlich's warm and evocative poems for the young.  She's a marvelous author visitor to boot!
The indefatigable children's poet Kenn Nesbitt provides both a service and a treat for anyone interested in kids' poetry.
Harold Underdown's excellent site, The Purple Crayon, leads you to all sorts of subjects related to children's literature.
One of the best children's poetry links on the web, children's poet Kristine O'Connell George's Poetry Corner is state-of-the art, continually updated.
Hunting for a great arena of word play sources: cliches, anagrams, phrase finders, pig Latin converters, rap dictionary, Yiddishisms, sniglets, tongue twisters, every which way to twist, turn, tackle and pin the English language? Look no further.
Bookspot provides information about what's going on in children's books, including many of the classics on-line.
X.J. Kennedy is the children's poets' poet-and a marvelous poet for adults as well.
Don't miss the fractured mind of Gareth Lancaster.
Check out the websites of America's Young Authors and Illustrators, including birthdays, author appearances, interviews.
Here's a list of authors' and illustrators' addresses within the state of Ohio.
Nikki Grimes' website offers a personal look at this introspective children's poet.
Listen to children's poet Janet Wong recite her poems!
A children's literature website for finding more children's literature websites.
Jane Yolen, children's author extraordinaire, offers a beautiful, useful and "well-lighted place."
Author Cynthia Leitich Smith's fine informational resource points you in many directions regarding books for the young.
Looking for a particular Mother Goose rhyme? Here's an index of many of them.
What's in the public library in Missoula, Montana? Tallahassee, Florida? Austin, Texas? Here you can find the on-line catalogs of many libraries across the United States.
Don't miss Poet Laureate Billy Collin's brave new idea-Poetry 180-for introducing a poem a day at morning school announcements across the country.

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