Grace Elizabeth Kendall

I'm a children's book editor, runner, dog lover, and unabashed pancake enthusiast. This website focuses on the first thing in that list. For pancake pics, head over to Twitter. :)

My publishing house

Farrar straus giroux books for young readers

Stay up to date with our imprint news and interests by following our Facebook feed.

Macmillan children's publishing group

Learn about all the amazing imprints at Macmillan, including our frontlists, backlists, authors, and big book news!


industry news

the children's book council

The nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children's books and reading.

We need diverse books

An organization working to support books that reflect the diversity of our readers, connect gatekeepers with great diverse books, and encourage dialogue about diversity in our industry.

book riot

"Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly."


CRAFT & Writing resources

the society of children's Book writers & illustrators (SCBWI)

The international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature.


See also "Thoughtful People".


Thoughtful people

Cheryl klein

Executive Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. I refer to her book on writing for children, SECOND SIGHT, all the time. And I look forward to her new book on craft, THE MAGIC WORDS. A personal friend I admire and adore.

justina ireland

The young adult author of VENGEANCE BOUND and PROMISE OF SHADOWS. I find her blog and Twitter feed engaging, especially on the topics of craft and representation.

ibi zoboi

A speculative fiction writer of short stories and novels for all ages. Generally a genius.

Reading while white

"Allies for racial diversity and inclusion in books for children and teens." I strongly identify with a lot of what these cool librarians are doing and saying.

the brown bookshelf

"The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers." A wonderful showcase of African American book creators and characters.