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Internet Sites:

• K-12 Literature-Based Teaching Ideas: An Index to Books and Websites
The Doucette Index provides access to books and websites that contain useful teaching suggestions related to books for children and young adults, and the creators of those books. The books indexed are those held by the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, but many of these books will also be available in other libraries.

• Lesson Plans for Children’s Books
A guide to online lesson plans and classroom activities organized alphabetically by book title.

• Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
A collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

• Internet School Library Media Center Children’s Literature and Language Arts page
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.

• Awards for Children’s Books
List of different awards including Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and Pura Belpre Award.

• Database of Award-winning Children’s Literature
Searchable by keyword or phrase, or by using a form to indicate reading level, genre, language, historical period, gender of the protagonist, and ethnicity of the protagonist, among other elements. Awards include the Caldecott, ALA Notable Books for Children, Coretta Scott King Award, and more. Also includes honorable mentions.

• Children’s Picture Book Database
Located at Miami University, this database includes abstracts of over 4000 picture books and allows users to search for books with storylines adaptable to a particular theme or curriculum.

• StoryPlace: The Children’s Digital Library
Created by public librarians. Children are able to view online stories, participate in fun games and activities, print out Take Home activities and find great books to read.  Currently there are five different themes available to explore in the Pre-School Library and all activities and stories are available in both English and Spanish.

• Children’s Literature Web Guide
Includes information on book award winners, authors, online stories, and much more.

• Webtime Stories
An annotated collection of web sites for people who love children’s literature.

• Internet Public Library (IPL) — Ask the Author
The authors and illustrators listed on this site have agreed to answer a selection of questions received through the Internet Public Library and have them become a part of the IPL youth collection.

• Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Annual Lists Home Page
Provides annotated lists of best books, quick picks, and selected books and videos for young adults, as well as top ten picks and a tip sheet on how to encourage teens to read for pleasure.

• Yahoo! Children’s Literature – Authors
A collection of Internet resources with information on authors of children’s literature.

• National Geographic — Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales
Includes audio and text for tales by the Brothers Grimm.

Online Communities:

• Child-Lit
An unmoderated discussion group for anyone interested in discussing the theory and criticism of literature for children and young adults.
To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
To: listserv@email.rutgers.edu
SUBscribe child_lit Your Name


• Children’s Literature Association
The Children’s Literature Association encourages serious scholarship and research in children’s literature.
P.O. Box 138
Battle Creek, MI 49016-0138
U.S.A. (269) 965-8180

Email: Kkiessling@childlitassn.org

• Children’s Literature and Reading – Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association
This organization is concerned specifically with literature written for and read by children.
International Reading Association
Headquarters Office
800 Barksdale Rd.
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
USA (1-800-336-7323)

Email: Kanders@csulb.edu