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Websites on Children's Literature and Related Subjects

The Children's Book Council of Australia

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1945. It is comprised of branches in all Australian States and Territories. Members are passionate about children's and young adult literature. The CBCA aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

There are local branches in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Children and Young Adult's Literature Websites

Websites A-H and I-Z

Education Websites

Useful sites for educators, children and people interested in children's literature.

Children's Picture Book Database
Academic website which gives teachers, librarians, parents and students a place for designing literature based thematic units for all subjects.

Perry Nodelman
Academic resources on children's literature.

The Purple Crayon Children's Editor Site
Information on writing, illustrating and publishing children's books.

School Library Support

This site is run by the Department of Education, Western Australia and provides links to information on events, book week, book fairs and awards.

Electronic Journals

Please note these journals may require subscription:

The ALAN Review
Part of the Digital Library Archive - provides access to scholarly electronic serials that are peer reviewed, full text, and accessible without charge.

Booklist
American Library Association book review journal.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Urbana-Champaign - all aspects of children's literature.

Horn Book
Publications about books for children and young adults.

The Lion and the Unicorn
Website of the John Hopkins University Press.

Preliminary cover for Mr Biffy's Battle by Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean
Preliminary Cover for Mr Biffy's Battle (Penguin)
Unframed ink and watercolour. 24 cms by 28 cms
Source: Books Illustrated http://www.booksillustrated.com.au


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