Kidlit Resources


CBC The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading.

CCBC The CCBC is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

Highlights Foundation Intimate and inspiring workshops for children’s authors and illustrators.

Query Tracker Join QueryTracker to access more query and agent information, including search tools to help you find the right agent for your book.


Publisher’s Market Place Welcome to the biggest and best dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals built on the foundation of Publishers Lunch, read by 40,000 industry insiders and considered “publishing’s essential daily read.”

Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators The international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Writing Barn Situated on the 7.5 wooded acre homestead of author Bethany Hegedus in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is a book lover’s haven. Whether retreating at the Book House, The Cabin, or attending one of the many events and workshops held at The Writing Barn, you will have every opportunity to retreat, create and celebrate.


All the Wonders All The Wonders is a home for readers to discover new books and to experience the stories they love in wondrous ways. It is an entertainment channel, a variety show, and a modern library all wrapped up into one digital home.

KidLit411 One stop info shop for children’s writers and illustrators. Our goal is to organize relevant information about writing and illustrating for children in one handy spot, right here.

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) Blog and site by children’s book author, Tara Lazar  


12X12 Picture Book Challenge In 12 x 12, you’ll get the motivation and accountability you need to get those drafts finished, all with the support of the friendliest writing community on earth.

ReFoReMo The ReFoReMo Challenge, or Reading for Research Month Challenge, was founded in 2015 to help picture book writers reform writing by reading and researching mentor texts in the month of March.

Story Storm The Storystorm challenge is to create 30 story ideas in 30 days. . . daily posts by authors, illustrators, editors and other publishing professionals will help inspire you. By the end of the month, you’ll have a fat file of ideas to spark new stories. Dates: Dec 31-January 31.

Pitch Events

DV Pit

Pit Mad

Pitch Wars

PB Party

PB Pitch


LatinX Pitch



The Children’s Book Podcast


Money-Saving Guide for Authors and Writers This helpful resource is courtesy of a student writer named Anna. Thank you, Anna!