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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.

http://www.simonsays.com
Atheneum at SimonSays, official publisher's site.

http://www.ddaze.com
One of the best websites around for light verse.

http://www.card1616.com/japanese-haiku-poetry-resources.html
A terrific website for all things haiku (by grade level).

http://www.poetryguy.com
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!

http://www.rebeccakaidotlich.com/
Here you'll find Rebecca Kai Dotlich's warm and evocative poems for the young.  She's a marvelous author visitor to boot!

http://www.poetry4kids.com
The indefatigable children's poet Kenn Nesbitt provides both a service and a treat for anyone interested in kids' poetry.

http://www.underdown.org/articles.htm
Harold Underdown's excellent site, The Purple Crayon, leads you to all sorts of subjects related to children's literature.

http://www.kristinegeorge.com/
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.

http://www.wolinskyweb.net/word.htm
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.

http://www.bookspot.com/booksforchildren.htm
Bookspot provides information about what's going on in children's books, including many of the classics on-line.

http://www.xjanddorothymkennedy.com/
X.J. Kennedy is the children's poets' poet-and a marvelous poet for adults as well.

http://www.fizzyfunnyfuzzy.com
Don't miss the fractured mind of Gareth Lancaster.

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/biochildhome.htm
Check out the websites of America's Young Authors and Illustrators, including birthdays, author appearances, interviews.

http://winslo.state.oh.us/services/ohauthillus.html#l
Here's a list of authors' and illustrators' addresses within the state of Ohio.

http://nikkigrimes.com/
Nikki Grimes' website offers a personal look at this introspective children's poet.

http://www.janetwong.com
Listen to children's poet Janet Wong recite her poems!

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/general.html
A children's literature website for finding more children's literature websites.

http://www.janeyolen.com
Jane Yolen, children's author extraordinaire, offers a beautiful, useful and "well-lighted place."

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com
Author Cynthia Leitich Smith's fine informational resource points you in many directions regarding books for the young.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymesABC.html
Looking for a particular Mother Goose rhyme? Here's an index of many of them.

http://www.libraryspot.com
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.

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-list.html
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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