books for young readers
My favorite books on writing:
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
On Writing by Stephen King
The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes
The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogel (if you're feeling in an academic mood)
Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger (my favorite for story structure and pacing)
Story by Robert McKee
The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (who knew punctuation could be so much fun?)
And, of course, any good novel.
My favorite websites for writers:
SCBWI —The Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.
Cynthia Leitich Smith's Children's and YA Literature Resources —Tons of information on books and authors...reading lists...award lists. It's all here.
The Purple Crayon —Great info on the kidlit publishing biz, updated frequently, by widely respected editor Harold Underdown.
Children's Book Council —Lots of publisher and publishing info.
This Itch of Writing -- blog written by novelist and professor Emma Darwin. A master class on writing fictionn.