Interested in writing or illustrating for children yourself? Check out these helpful websites which have LOTS of useful information:
The Purple Crayon—Thinking of writing a children’s book? This site includes some great articles that will answer all of your basic questions. It’s the first place I encourage people to visit when they are thinking about becoming a children’s author.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators—For anyone seriously interested in writing or illustrating for children, this professional organization provides many useful services, including annual conferences and annotated directories of editors and art directors.
Aaron Shepard’s Kidwriting Page—Another excellent source of information for people thinking of becoming authors.