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These links are still available and relevant as of February, 2011, but I have not searched out and added anything new.  It all happens so fast on the web and the search engines are great for finding what you need.
For Kids

Global Children's Art Gallery: See pictures by children from around the world. Send them one of yours. Part of The Natural Child Family Site.

KidPub: Submit your own stories and read the work of other young writers.

Stone Soup: A magazine written by and for kids.

Art Junction: A collaborative art space for teachers and students.

The Internet Public Library's Youth Page: Links to some interesting sites.

Children Writing and Publishing: Kay Vandergrift lists resources for young writers who want to get published.

Reading Glasses Shopper: Links to a lot of classic stories for online reading, as well as lists of books, sites that give writing tips to kids, and more.

Children's Literature General

The Children's Literature Web Guide: Well organized guide with links to many other sites including information for writers, illustrators, parents, teachers and librarians.

Children's Book Council: Resource for parents, teachers, librarians and writers. Lists children's book publishers including publishing programs and submission policies.

Kay Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page is a wonderful resource She teachers the subject at Rutgers.

For Parents and Teachers:

Helping Your Child Become a Reader starts in infancy and this site from the US Department of Education has lots of helpful suggestions.  (English and Spanish available)
American Library Association has lots of great material but it looks like you have to be a member to access it now.

Helping Your Child Learn to Read: with activities for children from infancy through age 10

Children's Book Council: Suggestions for choosing books, new book lists and more.

Children's Literature Web Guide: Lots of information about children's books including resources for parents.

International Reading Association: A wonderful organization of professionals working to "increase literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction."

Reading is FUNdamental: This organization has been promoting literacy for years by helping provide books and literacy resources for kids from birth to eleven years.

For links to lesson plans and ideas about Quilts in the Classroom, see this Links Page.

People who want to write for children should check these out, too. Rule number one for writing for children is read, read, read.

Special Books to be Shared: Part of the Embracing the Child Site

Best Books: Links to numerous lists of award winning and recommended books.

For Writers:

Children's Writing Resource Center on the Web: Great site for people just getting started in writing for children by The Children’s Book Insider.

The Purple Crayon: Harold Underdown's site includes a "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books" as well as lots of other helpful info and links.

SCBWI: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-THE national organization for creators of children's books.

"To Market" by Susan Salzman Raab: Services relevant to publishing and marketing including advice about marketing from her column in the SCBWI Bulletin.

For Quilters:
See my Quilter's Links Page.

Directories of Authors and Illustrators:

Tell Me More! The Children’s Literature Web Guide's information about authors, illustrators and their books.

Authors and Illustrators Source: Lists authors and illustrators who do school visits by geographical location and gives guidelines for planning an event.

Learning About the Author and Illustrator: More than 600 author/illustrator sites on this list as of April 2003.
My Publishers

HarperCollins, now the parent company of Greenwillow Books, my long time publisher.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: now the home of Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti,  published by Clarion in 1986, and 1, 2 Buckle my Shoe, published by Harcourt in 2008.

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers: a division of MacMilland and publisher of Peaceful Pieces.

Random House: now home to I Am a Backhoe, and the upcoming, I Am a Tyrannosaurus, published by Tricycle Press.

Candlewick Press: publisher of My Grandma is coming to Town.

For lots more publishers see the Children's Book Council list of members.