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Favorite Professional Websites

Society for Children’s Authors and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Children’s Book Council
Cynthia Leitich Smith Children’s Literature Resources
The Authors Guild
Verla Kay’s Children’s Writers and Illustrators Message Board

Interviews with Me
Evie Bookish - Ghosting by Edith Pattou
Edith Pattou Talks About North Child – Books for Keeps

Favorite Children’s and Young Adult Author Websites

Neil Gaiman
Libba Bray
E. Lockhart
Jack Gantos
Bruce Coville
Maggie Stiefvater
Kate Messner
Laurie Halse Anderson
Lois Lowry
Erin McCahan
Jessica Harper
Lindsay DuPont
Sara Zarr
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Jody Casella
Natalie Richards
Margaret Peterson Haddix

Find Further Biographical Information About Me
10th Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators, edited by Connie Rockman

Favorite Books on Writing
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Elements of Style by Strunk/White, illustrated by Maira Kalman
The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner
On Writing by Stephen King
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
A Writer by M.B. Goffstein
You Can Write Children’s Books by Tracey Dils
Childrens Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope

Best Children’s Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Babar books by Jean deBrunhoff
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Favorite Books by Relatives
Causeries En France: Conversation Book
with Grammatical Notes by Edith Elting Pattou

Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa by George Wilbur Peck

Best Fantasy Books
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin
The Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkein
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken
Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson

Best Young Adult Books
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Best Songs Ever

Wild Horses, Rolling Stones
Red Rubber Ball, The Cyrkle
It’s All Been Done, Barenaked Ladies
Love Me Like a Man, Bonnie Raitt
I Will Survive, Cake
Alone in the Universe, Seussical
Chuck E’s in Love, Rickie Lee Jones
For Good, Wicked
Hard to Concentrate, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fireflies, Lori McKenna
It’s a Big Old Goofy World, John Prine
Mad World, Michael Andrews
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness, Nanci Griffith
Homeward Bound, Simon and Garfunkel
Drink with Me, Les Miz
Stars Fell on Alabama, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Angel from Montgomery, Bonnie Raitt
If I Fell, Beatles
The Story, Brandi Carlile
Mr. Moon, Kami Lyle
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Dean Martin
Imagine, John Lennon
Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes, Bonnie Raitt
Darlin’, Beach Boys
You and I, Ingrid Michaelson
We’re All Alone, Boz Scaggs
Mississippi Streams, Ned
I Get a Kick Out of You, Ella Fitzgerald
Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes, Jimmy Buffett
Brave, Sara Bareilles
Once Upon a Dream, Lana del Rey

Favorite YA/Children's Lit Blogs
Richie's Picks
Nerd Fighters
Libba Bray
Shelf Awareness
K.T. Horning -- CCBlogC
Seven Impossibe Things Before Breakfast

Best Independent Bookstores
Cover to Cover, Columbus, OH
Blue Marble, Ft. Thomas, KY
Books of Wonder, NYC
Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR
City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA
Tattered Cover, Denver, CO