Here are some of my favorite links:

For parents and teachers:

        A great blog by the kids' team at Pauline Books and Media with helpful ideas, activities, and inspiration for using their books with kids.

         HANDS-ON-BOOKS is a blog by three award-winning writers of nonfiction for kids. It includes great activities that could be used with or without the authors' books.

About theatre:

        A teacher's tips for using Readers Theatre in the classroom, as well as other good teaching ideas.

        A very useful website about Readers Theatre by author Aaron Shepard

        Wade Bradford offers advice about how to write children's plays.

        One-act plays and monologues are available from Jimmy Brunelle.

About writing:

        Great website by book editor Harold D. Underdown

        Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, website full of info for children's writers

      Wade Bradford offers advice about how to write children's plays.

       A great guide and blog about agents, as well as lots of other good info about writing.


        Suzanne Barchers, author of plays and other materials

        Mary Kay Carson, author of science and social studies books for kids

       Kathy Kitts, author of The Minesweeper, exciting middle grade book about a teenager who served in WWII

        Brandon Marie Miller, author of social studies books for kids

        Children's authors and illustrators on the web

        Donna Shepherd, children's writer and inspirational writer

        Leann Sweeney, author of fun mysteries for grown-ups

        Kerrie Logan Hollihan, author of great biographies for kids


      Chris Sabatino, illustrator of Stepping Stones: The Comic Collection, has both a website and a blog.

       Patricia Storms, illustrator of Saints of Note: The Comic Collection.