About this Site

site history

September 1998 marked the launch of Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature Resources. It began as a resource site, arising out of my desire to tap into the growing wealth of information about children's books on the Internet.

As my own books have been published, the site expanded to include them.

More recently, my writing has reached towards the young adult audience as well, so you'll also see that emphasis in my latest works and on these online pages.

At the most recent count, this site contained nearly 2000 files, including 377 html pages, 978 images, and nearly 8,400 external links to places on the web. It is also one of the most linked-to sites relating to children's and young adult literature on the web.

site contents

CynthiaLeitichSmith.com is a labor of love. Every effort is made to update this site on at least a monthly basis. However, no doubt some mistakes will be spotted and links will be broken. Please report any problems.

Please also note this is a family-friendly site, safe for all ages. Parents, guardians, and children younger than thirteen are asked to review our privacy statement.

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© copyright notice

“Children's and Young Adult Author Cynthia Leitich Smith Official Web Site” authored by Cynthia Leitich Smith (cynthia@cynthialeitichsmith.com). This web site and all images are Copyright © 1998-2011 by Cynthia Smith, except where noted. All rights reserved. 

All photographs featuring authors or illustrators are property of those authors and illustrators; cover art is the property of the illustrator. Permission to provide cover art for promotional purposes only also may have been granted by the author in consultation with the publisher or with a publisher representative.

On the off chance that there has been a miscommunication, illustrators should simply contact me, and I will immediately remove the image with apologies. Every effort has been made to verify permissions. Please see individual pages for additional attributions where relevant.