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- Anatomy of Nonfiction: Writing True Stories for Children by Margery Facklam and Peggy Thomas: A review of the only -- and excellent -- guide available to writing nonfiction, both books and magazine articles, for children.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, new 17th edition. A detailed review of the standard publishing reference.
- Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2017 edition: Information about the best market guide.
- Previous Editions of CWIM: Notes on changes from year to year.
- The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators edited by Anita Silvey: A review of a highly usable reference book.
- A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and YA Literature edited by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano: A guide to the best books for children and teenagers.
- The Giblin Guide to Writing Children's Books by James Cross Giblin: A detailed review of a useful guide to writing nonfiction, novels, and picture books for children.
- Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publication by Martin Salisbury: A good introduction to children's book illustration.
- Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature by Leonard Marcus. A fascinating and informative history of American children's book publishing.
- Leonard Marcus bibliography--more books about writing and publishing.
- Picture Writing by Anastasia Suen: An unusual writing guide dedicated to fostering creativity and exploring the field.
- Second Sight: An Editor's Talks on Writing, Revising, & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl Klein: An editor's presentations and how-tos on children's books and writing.
- Writing It Right! How Successful Children's Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories by Sandy Asher: case studies that dig into the revision process.
- Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine: A writing guide for children that does double duty as an introductory or refresher course for adults.
- Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul: A comprehensive and practical guide to writing and revising picture books.
- Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz: A detailed review of a classic guide to illustration by a Caldecott medalist.
- Resource Guide from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books: many books about writing, illustrating, and publishing children's books, plus reference books, magazines, and other resources.
- Writing Guides: A list of guides from the very general to the specific or inspirational.
- Awards and Award-winning Children's Books
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