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I don't review books I don't like!

*****= An all-time favorite
****  = Outstanding
***    = Above average
**      = Enjoyable
*        = Good, with reservations

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Author Sites

Julie Baer
Martha Beck
Holly Black
Sandra Boynton
Ann Brashares
Jan Brett
Bertrand R. Brinley
Georgia Byng
Meg Cabot
Dorian Cirrone
Susan Cooper
Ralph Cosentino
Marty Crisp
Tomie dePaola
Julia DeVillers
Tony DiTerlizzi
Jennifer Donnelly
Diane Duane
Clare B. Dunkle
Emerson Eggerichs
Sylvia Engdahl
Alan Epstein
Richard Paul Evans
Jasper Fforde
Anne Geddes
Elizabeth George
Shirley Glass
Alison Goodman
Eileen Goudge
Roya Hakakian
Shannon Hale
Suzanne Hansen
Robert J. Harris
Brent Hartinger
Pete Hautman
Alice Hoffman
Mary Hoffman
Mary Kruger
Ursula K. LeGuin
Mary E Lyons
George MacDonald
Debbie Macomber
Robin McKinley
Kate McMullan
Beverley Naidoo
Christel Nani
Jennie Nash
Kristin Wolden Nitz
Sharyn November
Perri O'Shaughnessy
Christopher Paolini
Katherine Paterson
John Perkins
Jodi Picoult
Meredith Ann Pierce
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
Christine Poulson
Kathy Reichs
Fred Rogers
Sara Rosett
Lisa Scottoline
Aaron Shepard
Neal Shusterman
David Skibbins
Sherwood Smith
Joan Spicci
Eileen Spinelli
Greg Tang
Neely Tucker
April Wayland
Susan Wiggs
Lisa Yee
Jane Yolen

Publisher Sites

Harry N. Abrams
Ballantine Books
Barbour Publishing
Barefoot Books
Broadway Books
The Chicken House
Crown Publishing
DK Publishing
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Gingerbread House
David R. Godine, Publisher
Great Potential Press
Harcourt Books
HarperCollins Children's Books
Henry Holt
Holiday House
Houghton Mifflin
Kids Can Press
Alfred A. Knopf
Lee and Low
Arthur A. Levine
Frances Lincoln
Luna Books
Millbrook Press
MIRA Books
National Geographic
The New Press
NorthWord Press
Overlook Press
Pantheon Books
Penguin Classics
Penguin Putnam
Pineapple Press
Purple House Press
Quirk Books
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Minotaur
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Ten Speed Press
Tom Doherty Associates
Travelers' Tales
University of Wisconsin Press
Warner Books
Wytherngate Press

Sites for Writers

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Verla Kay's Website for Children's Writers and Illustrators
Writer's Digest
Write 4 Kids

Book-Related Sites

Author Yellow Pages
The Great Books Foundation
Horn Book Magazine
Today in Literature
Nicholas Whyte's Web-site

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Book Crossing
Books Online

About Children's Books

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Children's Book Council
Children's Literature
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Guys Read
International Board on Books for Young People
Looking Glass Review
The Reading Tub

Sites for Teens

About Teens
Teen Reads


The American Library Association
USAFE Libraries

Interesting Blogs

My blog--Sonderjourneys
My sister's blog--The Wandering Naturalist
Ottco--another blog about living in Germany
Africa Kid and the World--a writer friend's blog
Saints and Spinners:  A Storytelling Blog
Gotta Book

Book Stores

Bas Bleu
Book Sense
Books of Wonder
Children's Bookstore
Common Reader
Daedalus Books

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