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NYC Young Writers' Picks for Top 10 Best Sites by

Authors of Juvenile and Young Adult Literature

We love books. We love authors. This page shows our picks for the top 10 best websites by authors of juvenile or young adult literature. We spent months visiting every author site we could find. Hundreds! Three directory sites that were especially helpful to us were Sharyn.org, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children's Book Council.

Some of the authors on our list are famous. Others aren't yet. The one thing they all have in common is an excellent website. What do we mean by "excellent"? Well, if there's one thing we looked for more than anything else, it's a sense of uniqueness. A lot of author sites we visited were good, but not really unique. After visiting the first few dozen, a lot of them started to blur together in our minds. The ones that made the final cut stood out to us as having distinct personalities all their own.

So who are we anyway? We're a bunch of kids who met at a young writers summer workshop, who got together to start a creative writing club. We meet twice a month under the guidance of our workshop instructor, Mrs. Stein, who also edits this page for us. We write everything from poems to stories.

Here are the author links in alphabetical, by last name, order. There are some really great author websites out there, so it was really hard to choose just 10. Only "official" author websites were considered for this list. This means that we didn't consider any fan pages. There are some terrific illustrator sites out there too, but we didn't consider them for this list unless the illustrators are also authors. We also kept our list to present day authors.

A great big thanks to Wendy for her cool background that we used on this page! "A" is for apples, and authors too. The websites on this list are our picks for the the best apples in the barrel.



List compiled in 2001.

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