Tuesday, 6 January 2015


KIDLIT411If you are  writing a children's book  Kidlit 411 is the, go to, blog for  all of your favorite information sources in one place.

The People of 411 
 KIDLIT411 founder, Elaine Kiely Kearns is currently chasing the dream as a published author. Armed with a master's degree in Education and working from her home office, she spends her time perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information about children's writing and creating her own picture book and middle grade stories.

Sylvia Liu is the other half of KIDLIT411, keeping the site running, adding links, and overseeing the illustrations and Illustrator Spotlight. She is a writer and illustrator. She is the winner of the 2013 Lee and Low New Voices Award and her winning manuscript, A MORNING WITH GONG GONG, will be published as a picture book. 

KIDLIT411 links are also contributed by their critique group buddies, Alayne Kay ChristianRenee LaTulippeYvonne MesTeresa Robeson and VICTORIA RICHARDSON WARNECK.

Goals of 411

Their goal is to organise relevant information about writing and illustrating for children in one handy spot, right here. The site includes:

  • Topical Pages - links to articles and resources organized by topics. 
  • Author & Illustrator Spotlights - each week, they feature an author and an illustrator (or an author-illustrator), who share their experience with you.
  • The Weekly 411 - each week, they compile the new links that were added during the week in an update post. You can receive this by email by subscribing to email updates (in the left hand sidebar).

So spend some time, browse, click, connect as they welcome you to the world of kid lit writers and illustrators!