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This is the place to put links to other sites related to Children's Books.




  • To book a children's book author for your local school or library, please go to Bay Area authors such as Alma Flor Ada, Isabel Campoy, Ashley Wolff, Yuyi Morales, Gianna Marino, Elisa Kleven, Elissa Haden Guest, Lynn Hazen, Caryn Yacowitz and many more on available through us.
  • Bay Area Author Cynthia Chin-Lee's website: Of interest to Bay area elementary school kids is a contest sponsored by my publisher Charlesbridge for artwork on a "man who has inspired you." This is in keeping with the launch of my new book "Akira to Zoltan: 26 Men Who Changed the World." Last year, "Amelia to Zora: 26 Women Who Changed the World" was published and we had an essay contest. The prizes include $100 gift certificate to Hicklebee's in San Jose. There are more prizes and a book November.
  • Leading Children’s Book Author puts over 100 Picture Books on The Internet For FREE Download. With over thirty five million books in print, Hans Wilhelm is one of America’s foremost author/illustrator of children’s books. In a bold and unique move, he now offers 100 of his most popular picture books on the internet, free of charge. Wilhelm always knew how to connect with children. Many of his titles are specially written and illustrated for school book clubs that sell directly to students (Scholastic recently sold their 20 millionth Wilhelm book). By offering his foreign and out-of-print books on the web, he brings his books to where the kids are today: at their computers. “There is a whole new generation out there that is more familiar with the click of the mouse than with the turning of a page,” says Wilhelm, “let them discover the excitement and joy of books.” His web site is called: where each book is offered free of charge and without any advertisements. They can be downloaded and even printed out. “It’s my way of keeping the magic of these books alive and bringing them to new readers,” says Wilhelm. The site offers many classics like Tyrone The Horrible and other favorites. “Not a week goes by when I don’t receive emails asking for copies of these books,” he says, “Now everybody can enjoy them plus all the books that have only been published in Europe and Asia.” For more information: and

Getting Kids Published

  • Call for Submissions

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. We are looking for creative works about the following themes:

Animals The Ocean Fairy Tales & Fantasy Heroes Mysteries Sports

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is scheduled to debut with a January/February 2008 print issue. Please visit to review our submission guidelines!

Printable handouts:

Email submissions and queries to:

Or mail to:

Launch Pad P.O. Box 80578 Baton Rouge, LA 70898

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