CM Profiles of Canadian Authors and Illustrators

Selected biographies of authors and illustrators written by Dave Jenkinson.

KidsReads.com — Authors

A place to discover new books.

Canadian Children’s Book Centre — Children’s Book Awards

List of the many awards both provincially, national and international given for excellence in Children’s literature.

Caldecott Medal

American Library Association. Yearly award given for outstanding American illustrator of picture books.

Newberry Medal

American Library Association. Yearly award given for outstanding American Children’s Fiction.

Just for kids who love books

Find out about your favourite books and authors.


From PBSKids.com.

Audrey Wood’s Clubhouse

Dav Pilkey

Author of the Captain Underpants and the Dumb Bunnies series. Checkout the online adventures of Captain Underpants from the publisher Scholastic.

Harry Potter series

Everyone’s favourite boy-wizard.

I Spy

Can you find what is hidden in the picture?

Jan Brett

Lemony Snicket and the Series of Unfortunate Events

Magic School Bus

From Scholastic.com.

Redwall Abbey

Feature the books by Brian Jacques.

Roald Dahl

The author of Charlie and the chocolate factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and more.

Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Canadian Children’s Book Council

Booktalks — Quick and Simple

Search through Nancy Keane’s book reviews by title, subjects, or interest (reading) levels. Also includes book talking tips and review sites.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University

When you just need to find a picture book about umbrellas, search through a collection of picture books by subject or keywords.

Cricket Magazine Group

Includes Cricket for young people; Spider for beginner readers; Ladybug for younger children; and Babybugfor infants and toddlers.

National Geographic World

Award-winning magazine of geography, history and the world around us.

OWL Kids Online

Canada’s favourite magazines for children are on the Net: chickaDEE Net,for ages 6 to 9; and Wired OWL, for ages 8 and up.

Sports Illustrated for Kids

The sports magazine for children, features articles, advice and Shockwave games.

Links for sites which focus upon  books and activities for preschool and emergent readers. See also sites linked in our Online Activities section.

The Best Kids Booksite

Enchanted Learning

Everything Preschool

Make Stuff.com

For people who just like to make stuff!

Preschool Express

Grammar Gorillas

Forms of poetry for Children

Information and examples of different forms of poetry, such as limericks, cinquains and haiku.

Just for Kids Who Love Books

Kids Reads

Fact Monster People

Biographies from sports, music and national leaders.

The Olympic Movement

The official site of the International Olympic Movement. Includes links to current and past games and the Olympic Museum. (Information available in English and French)