ALSC: The Caldecott
Current and past winners, history and selection.
awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a
division of ALA, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture
book for children.
ALSC: The Newbery
Current and past winners, history and selection.
It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children,
a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most
distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Scott King Award
Presented annually by the Coretta Scott
King Task Force of the American Library Association's Responsibilities
Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent
whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the
"American Dream. "
ALSC - Awards and Grants
From the Association for Library Services
to Children, this site contains
links to major awards as well as many links
to notable books and software for children.
Book Awards Program
Sponsored by the Department of Language
Education of the College of Education at University of Georgia, this award
is given annually to a picture book and a story book by a North American
author or illustrator.
The Phoenix Award
Given by the Children's Literature Association
for the most outstanding book for children published twenty years earlier
which did not receive a major award at the time of publication.
From the Young Adult Library Services Association
of the American Library
Association annotated yearly lists of best
books for young adults: the Best Books, Quick Picks, and Popular Paperbacks
This website is a resource tool in the
field of Atlantic Canadian children's literature. It is a collection of
electronic resources for teachers, librarians and other professionals in
the field of children's literature.
Children's Book Centre
A useful collection of links, including
links to awards, publishers, authors, libraries, and more.
CLWG: The Children's Literature
Compiled by David K. Brown at the University
of Calgary, this collection of internet resources related to books for
children and young adults is an excellent place to begin your search.
It contains links to other web directories, online catalogs of books, and
links to internet discussion groups dealing with children's literature.
and Adolescent Literature Resources
A rather large collection of links regarding
children's and adolescent literature from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading,
English, and Communication.
Children's Literature --
Fairrosa Cyber Library
This site contains a wealth of resources
is an important
stopping point for everyone interested
in children's books and literature. Look here for a myriad of articles
from some of the leading voices in the field; thematic links and links to
book award winners; an excellent resource.
A compilation of Internet resources about
children's literature and related fields, such as music and education from
Denise I. Matulka.
Children's Picture Book Database
at Miami University
An academic website which gives teachers,
librarians, parents, and students a place for designing literature based
thematic units for all subjects.
ISLMC Children's Literature
& Language Arts Resources
An excellent and comprehensive site form
the Internet School Library Media Center. This page focuses on children's
literature in education. Teachers, library media professionals, parents
and students will find information on children's literature and associated
language arts here. Their index to author
and illustrator Internet sites is a great place to look links the the
homepages of authors and illustrators.
Jane Kurtz: Book Links
A listing of children's book web sites
selected by noted the noted children's book author, Jane Kurtz.
Guide for Educators Literature and Language Arts
A very useful collection of websites from
one of the nation's most recognizable names in education part of the larger
Schrock's Guide for Educators.
National Centre for Research in
An excellent list of websites for children's
literature studies prepared in the United Kingdom, but just as useful on
"this side of the pond."
On-Lion For Kids
A great site from the New York Public Library.
Look here for links to suggested reading lists, links to authors, books,
and characters, as well as numerous other activities and places of interest
Picturing Books: A Website
About Picture Books
Everything you ever wanted to know about
picture books can be found at this wonderful site by Denise I. Matulka.
This site is truly exceptional.
A huge site from LibraryPlanet.com with
comprehensive links to sites dealing with Young Adult literature.
Sites with Unique Content
Hurst's Children's Literature Site
From a long time professional reviewer
of children's books, this site has activities and discussion pointers for
the books that are reviewed. This site is a must see for teachers
or anyone interested in deepening the reader's understanding of the books
they are reading. Ms. Hurst divides her reviews into curriculum areas
as well as listing them by theme. She also provides extensive links
to professional resources.
Literature Activities for the Classroom
Created by elementary school teacher Marcia
Goudie, this comprehensive list of literature based classroom activities
is an excellent resource for media specialists and classroom teachers. These
activities are grouped by grade level and by genre. You will also want
to visit Ms. Goudie's other excellent resource page, Marcia's Lesson Links.
Literature: A Guide to the Criticism
An online book by librarian and children's
book scholar Linnea Hendrickson.
Children's Literature: Themed Reviews
A great collection of book reviews grouped
by a wide variety of curricular and high interest themes. A very
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Children's Literature Resources
An extremely extensive and useful site
from a well known children's book author. Contains a wealth of resources
on an extensive variety of genres and topics, as well as interviews with
the author and links to other relevant topics.
of Award Winning Children's Literature
An excellent searchable database created
and maintained by Lisa R. Bartle which allows the user to create a tailored
reading list of quality children's literature.
The de Grummond Children's Literature
Collection at USM
From a leading research center in the field
of children's literature, this University of Southern Mississippi based
site, contains information about historical and contemporary American and
British Children's literature. Look here for information about original
manuscripts and illustrations, detailed information about the holdings of
the de Grummond collection, links to authors home pages, links to out-of-print
children's book dealers, and links to other children's literature special
Favorite Teenage Angst Books
A humorous and well designed site from
the Grouchy Cafe. Books are grouped by such themes as "sex and love,"
"fitting in," "mixed up families," "journeys," "awakenings," "pressure,"
"trouble," "healing," and more. Recapture that youthful feeling, before
your teenage angst turned into your adult anxiety.
Kay Vandergrift's Special
This page by one of the leading scholars
in the filed of children's literature contains many scholarly links, including
such topics as Gender and Culture in Picture Books, History
of Children's Literature, Feminist Studies, Literature and
Technology and many more. An excellent resource.
Jim Trelease Home Page
Excellent resources from the noted author of The Read-Aloud Handbook.
Jim Trelease is one of the nation's leading advocates for books and
children and has done more to help make kids love reading than any other
one person. Use these resources to help kids read for fun, not for
Landmarks in the
History of Children's Literature
A timeline of key moments in children's
literature prepared by Roger Blackwell Bailey, Ph.D.
Children's Literature Program Book Review Service
A large collection of children's book reviews
grouped by the age of the intended reader as well as by theme or subject
Reading Lists by Theme and Grade
Booklists for Young Adults on
This index by Maggi Rohde was compiled
from the many YA-related web pages created by librarians, educators and
others serving young adults. Includes both fiction and non-fiction books.
Charles Public Library-Recommended Youth Reading
This site lists books by topics, themes,
and grade levels. It is also searchable
by key word. This is a good place
to find lists of books on topics that young people may be facing, such as
moving, adoption, death, the new baby, and divorce.
Reading Rants: Out of
the Ordinary Teen Booklists
An excellent resource for YA booklists.
This site by Jennifer Hubert features such lists as Fanging Around:
Teen Vampire Fiction with Bite, Home Fries: Country-fied Fiction
for Teens, Boy Meets Book: Best Boy Reads, Closet Club: Gay Fiction
for Teens, The Coolest Classics You Never Even Heard Of and many more.
A great collection of various reading lists
from the New York Public Library.
Mailing Lists and Newsgroups
Discussion Lists, & Newsgroups
A listing from the ISLMC of links to listservs/discussion
and newsgroups on children's and young adult literature, language arts,
English and school librarianship.
Related to Children's Literature
From David K. Brown at the University of
Calgary, this site explains how to subscribe to such mailing lists as "KIDLIT-L,"
"CHILD_LIT," "KIDSBOOKS" and many other similar mailing lists.
Organizations and Journals
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
is one of the NCTE's special interest groups. Founded in November 1973,
ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators
and their students, and others who are particularly interested in the area
of young adult literature.
of Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALSC)
The mission of ALSC is to support the profession
of children's librarianship, enabling and encouraging its practitioners
to provide the best library services to our nation's children.
Book Council (CBC)
a non-profit trade organization dedicated
to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books, and
is the official sponsor of Young People's Poetry
Week and Children's
Book Week each year.
Children's Literature Association
The goals of the ChLA are to encourage
serious scholarship and research in children's literature, to enhance the
professional stature of the graduate and undergraduate teaching of children's
literature, and to encourage high standards of criticism in children's
Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
A non-profit organization which represents
an international network of people from all over the world who are committed
to bringing books and children together. The United States Section of IBBY
A professional membership organization dedicated
to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading
instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging
the lifetime reading habit.
of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Events, awards, and other information for
professional and beginning writers/illustrators of children's books.
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
of the National Council of Teachers of English, publishes this excellent
journal three times a year. Use this site to obtain the full text of articles
on YA literature and its teaching, interviews with authors, reports on
publishing trends, current research on YA literature, a section of reviews
of new books, and ALAN membership news.
Children's Literature is a monthly newsletter
for teachers, librarians and parents containing more than 50 themed reviews
of recent publications in fiction and nonfiction children's literature.
The web version provides links to reviews as well as biographies on reviewers,
who include authors, teachers, and librarians.
Bookbird: A Journal of International
Bookbird is published by IBBY and cover
many facets of international
Booklist provides hotlinks to book reviews
of adult and youth materials, feature articles, and best books lists.
Bulletin of the Center
for Children's Books
One of the nation's leading children's
book review journals for school and public librarians.
A bimonthly publication containing invaluable
reviews of the newest books available, lively articles and columns covering
a variety of aspects of children's books, and more.
The Looking Glass
An electronic journal from our Canadian
cousins at the Toronto Centre for the Study of Children's Literature. Start
reading their insightful articles and commentary, and before you know it
you'll be late, late, late, for a very important date!
Notes from the Windowsill
This journal of children's book reviews
also has annotated bibliographies of children's books about Jewish culture,
books with gay and lesbian characters and themes, and books with depictions
of multiracial families.
Library Journal Online
The premier journal for school librarianship
in the United States. Their online site has many full text articles and
reviews along with a wealth of other resources.
The Scoop: Children's Book News
This online magazine for parents and teachers
contains interviews, biographies, activity information, and bibliographies
of award winning and recommended books.
"Kid Friendly" Sites
Please note that these sites are generally
designed for children and are presumed safe. Adult discretion is
required. Please view these (and any) sites for yourself before letting
children view them. Children should always be supervised when using
the Internet. Frank Rogers bears no legal responsibility for material you
may deem inappropriate.
Inez Ramsey's Kids Sites
for the Young at Heart
A great site of kid friendly links from
the Inez Ramsey of the ISLMC.
Children's Literature Home Page
This is a children's literature site designed
with kids in mind, offering a forum for kids in all age groups up through
high school to have literary and artistic works
published. Look here for to read
or submit poetry or short stories written by children, and reviews by kids
of children's books.
Designed for kids by young adult and children's
librarians, this fun site contains links to nursery rhymes, jokes, tongue
twisters, writing resources for children, tall tales, folklore, scary
stories, library resources, poetry, literature, comic books and more.
Shepard's RT Page
A great collection of scripts for young
readers from a leading children's book author.
Gander Academy Readers Theatre
Extensive resources; scripts, instruction,
bibliographies from Jim Cornish
Theater in Elementary Schools
This site provides an introduction to Reader's
Theater in Elementary Schools. It was assembled from the World Wide Web,
ERIC Database, and a variety of other bibliographic resources. Instructions
for acquiring the full text of the ERIC records are presented at the end
of this page.
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