Authors and Illustrators
- Derek Anderson
- Nancy Carlson–Author-illustrator of many books, including the wonderfully titled Sometimes You Barf.
- Lynne Chapman–includes numerous videos on creating a book
- John Coy–Author of Night Driving and Two Old Potatoes and Me
- Mem Fox–includes advice for writers
- Debra Frasier
- Michael Hall
- Will Hillenbrand–behind the scenes of a making a book
- Walt Kelley–the late, legendary creator of Pogo
- David LaRochelle
- Debbie Ohi–See how she created I’m Bored
- Steve Shaskan—Punk Skunks and Toad in the Road
- Trisha Speed Shaskan—Punk Skunks!
- Joyce Sidman
- Lauren Stringer
- Jackie Urbanovic–Author-illustrator of Duck at the Door and other Max the Duck books, illustrator of Glamsters, Bully Blockers Club and more.
- Mike Wohnoutka
- Ed Young–the artist for Barbara’s Nighttime Ninja and Mighty Moby
On Writing & Books
- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators–The hands-down best resource for aspiring authors and illustrators. Local and national conferences and events, online forum, critique groups, speakers, member benefits; publishes The Book–the most comprehensive guide for learning the ropes.
- The Loft Literary Center–Classes, conferences, readings, events
- Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast—Blog about picture books with emphasis on art. Includes interviews, discussions and more.
- Pen and Ink (Picture Books)
- Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota–part of the Children’s Literature Resource Collection: thousands of original children’s books art and manuscripts, exhibitions, speakers, online resources, newsletter.
- Internet Voices Radio—books, authors, and more
- Midwest Book Review—an independent source of reviews and information for readers, writers, publishers, and stores
- Reading Minnesota
- Writers Beware—A crucial site for beginning writers to consult before querying agents or publishers. Information on pitfalls and predators.
Bookstores for YOU to explore!
- Book Sense–Find an Independent Bookstore Near You
- Bank Street Bookstore
- Birchbark Books–Minneapolis
- Books of Wonder NY
- Common Good Books–St Paul
- The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
- Galapagos Books — Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
- Once Upon A Storybook–Orange County, Cal.
- Prairie Lights–Iowa City
- Red Balloon Bookshop–Children’s Books St Paul
- Subtext–St Paul
- Wild Rumpus Books for Children–Minneapolis
Children’s Literature Publications
- Horn Book—preeminent magazine for Children’s lit. In-depth articles and reviews.
- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Newsletter for members