Some of my favourite Links & Resources:

Kids' Book Reviews
Kids' Book Reviews

A great site that publishes the work of up & coming authors (go submit!) as well as reviewing new books, interviewing authors, & offering comps & critiques. Australian based but open to all readers & writers.

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KIDLIT411
KIDLIT411

Fantastic site full of resources, links, interviews, information and lots of other stuff for children's authors - beautiful artwork too.

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Scribophile
Scribophile

A fantastic site where you can critique, and be critiqued, by other writers.

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SCBWI
SCBWI

Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. SCBWI is a fantastic resource for anyone serious about writing children's books. I belong to the Australian & New Zealand branch. They have branches all over the world and offer an amazing amount of support & information.

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Down to Earth Blog
Down to Earth Blog

Great book, great website. Living simply, needing less, being healthier, re-connecting to our Earth. Who doesn't need to do all of that? Both the book and the website should be in everyone's favourites.

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WWF
WWF

The World Wide Fund for Nature's website. If you care at all about the Earth, go here. Now.

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Permaculture Visions
Permaculture Visions

Interested in the best way to garden and grow food in a low-effort, Earth-friendly way? This is the site you need.

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Anne R. Allen's Blog
Anne R. Allen's Blog

This blog covers it all - writing tips, social-media use, query letters. I recommend signing up for it ASAP.

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PiBoIdMo
PiBoIdMo

The NaNoWriMo for children's writers. Write an idea/sketch/outline for a Picture Book each day during the month. A great way to get a mass of ideas to work on and develop over the year thanks to Tara Lazar - great blog too. PiBoIdMo = Picture Book Ideas Month

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NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo

Write 50,000 words in November. A world-wide challenge where crazy people sign up to write a novel (or most of one) in 30 days. I failed on my first attempt in 2013 but this year I will prevail! NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

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Jacket Flap
Jacket Flap

A great site for networking, reading blogs, meeting authors and illustrators.

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Write 1 Sub 1
Write 1 Sub 1

A challenge where you must write & submit one story weekly OR monthly. Good for people who need some motivation to write regularly.

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