Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Read Local


READ LOCAL artwork by New England illustrator

READ LOCAL will help you find children’s books written and illustrated by talented SCBWI members in the New England area.

Here you can find links to everything you need to bring New England books and their creators to your classroom and/or library, including the websites for many local writers and illustrators.

Our goal is to team up with book lovers all over the region to strengthen our local reading community—and foster a life-long love of reading—in New England kids.

Who We Are
All the authors and illustrators featured on this website live in the New England region and write/illustrate wonderful books for children. They are thrilled to work with teachers, librarians, and readers of all ages!

Do you want to connect with a local author? Click this link to start your search:

Find New England Published Author/Illustrators 

Do you want to find out about local authors coming to your area? 

Check out the Boston Kidlit Calendar and the Connecticut Children’s Literature Calendar.


Looking to find books by local authors?

Each month we will feature the new books by New England authors. Click on the “New this Month” link to find out what is new at each level. Select “See All” to find out all the books that are new to date.

Are you a local author or illustrator with a book releasing in 2020?

If you are a NESCBWI member, you can send your information to Regional Advisor Stacy Mozer at (subject: Read Local). Please include a cover photo, release date, publishing company, genre, your Speaker or Author Profile, and a buy link for the book.


NEW THIS MONTH! Picture Book

See all Picture Book

NEW THIS MONTH!  Middle Grade

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See all Young Adult