So one my fellow students in the USF MFA program has a website! Mary wants to write for kids too, and reads way more than I do. So for more on all things kid lit, go to this link:
She has contests, so, you know. Go there.
Reviews of kids books by san francisco bookseller/sort of adult, for kids who read kids books, adults who read kids books, and people who were never kids at all who should read kids books but don't yet.