One of Russel Tarr's recent Tweets reminded me of this resource for creating webs of authors who write or wrote in the same genre.
Finding books that kids will like can be a difficult task. Literature Map is a tool that might make that process easier. Literature Map provides a web of authors you might like based on authors that you already enjoy reading. To use Literature Map just type an author's name into the search box and webbed list of authors will be displayed. The authors' names closest to the author whose name you entered are the authors whose work you're most likely to enjoy.
Applications for Education
Literature Map could be useful for students who have read all their favorite author's books and are looking for other good books to read.