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Children's Literature Websites

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Children's Literature on the Web

 

 

American Juvenile Collection

An index of Long Island University's collection of juvenile materials from 1910-1960.

http://www.liunet.edu/but08/ajc/ajc.htm

 

 

BookHive

Maintained by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, this attractive site recommends books by genre and grade levels. Thoughtful summaries as well as helpful notes are included.

http://www.bookhive.org/

 

 

 

Boston Public Library: Booklists for Children

Annotated lists include trains, multicultural, "If you like... Goosebumps (and others)," international folktales, environmental themes and several standard themes.

http://www.bpl.org/kids/booksmags.htm

 

 

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

This is the web version of the children's literature review journal by the same name, and is rich with information about books, authors and more!

http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/bccb/

 

 

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."

http://www.carolhurst.com/index.html

 

 

Children's Literature Web Guide

At this well-organized site you will find a comprehensive set of links to all kinds of Children's Literature related sites.

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

 

 

Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature Resources

Children's literature links, bibliographies, and writing resources are highlighteded on the home page of this author.

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/index.html

 

 

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

Try this searchable database of 20 children's literature awards, compiled by Lisa Bartle.

http://www.dawcl.com/introduction.html

 

 

Deschutes Public Library System Booklists

The attractive bibliographies at this site include pictures of each book's cover art, making it useful for readers' advisory: ("I can't remember the name of the book, but I'll know it when I see it"). Some lists you'll find here are : excellent historical fiction offerings, dinosaur stories and books about unusual animals.

http://www.dpls.lib.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=98

 

 

 

Encyclopedia Mythica

Folklore information from around the world.

http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html

 

 

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Suggested Reading Lists

Many annotated lists; from picture books to young adult novels. Categories are defined by topic and age, for example: "Humorous fiction, Grades 2-4" and "19th Century Fiction, Grades 4-6"

http://www.nassaulibrary.org/hewlett/newbooklist.html

 

 

Juvenile Series and Sequels Database

Mid-Continent Public Library offers this useful database searchable by author, title, series title or subject.

http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/series/juv/

 

Kent District Library Kids: What's Next?

Need to know the next title in a series? Kent District Library offers this helpful database, searchable by title, author, and/or series.

http://www.kdl.org/kids/whats_next/whatsnext.asp

 

Kids Lit Blog -- Books and More for Children and Teens

If you love children and you love children's literature, you'll love reading this blog. Librarian Tasha Saecker points you toward new books, helpful web sites, and other blogs.

http://www.greenlakelibrary.org/kidslit/

 

Lake Oswego Public Library: Booklists for Kids

Thorough bibliographies of realistic fiction, early chapter books, reading aloud recommendations, and more. Some of the lists are annotated.

http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/library/youth/BookLists.htm

 

 

Logan (Utah) Public Library: Index to Children's Booklists

More than 100 lists include an expansive listing of bibliotherapy titles, historical fiction and non-fiction, scary stories, fathers and children, and picture books for older kids. Not annotated.

http://www.logan.lib.ut.us/kids/kids.html

 

Los Angeles Public Library: Recommended Reading

Annotations of common genres (such as adventure, classics, fantasy, real life, etc.) are separated by age level.

http://www.lapl.org/kidspath/recomendread.html

 

Madison Public Library : Booklists for Children and Teens

Nicely designed page with lists for toddlers to teens. Of particular interest were unique items such as journeys, sibling rivalry, and gay and lesbian issues.

http://madison.scls.lib.wi.us/youth/booklists/listindex.html

 

Monroe County Public Library: Booklists of Children's Literature

Dozens of lists include: making math fun, bedtime stories, grandparents in literature, new babies, early chapter books, pirates, stories based on authors' family memories, predictable books, and fiction series.

http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/children_booklists.html

 

Morton Grove Public Library: Kids' Booklists

More than 20 annotated lists, including standard genres and unique gems such as books about talking animals, young inventors and detectives, ghost stories, autobiographies, and horse stories.

http://www.webrary.org/kids/jbibmenu.html

 

New York Public Library: Recommended Reading

Lists include 100 favorite books broken down by topic, "100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know," and an especially helpful page listing annotated lists of books on holidays and celebrations, including Women's History Month and Asian-Pacific Heritage Month.

http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended.cfm

 

 

 

St. Charles Public Library: Youth Recommended Reading Lists

A nicely organized layout leads to a wide variety of genre lists. Don't miss the expansive "read-alikes" lists!

http://www.st-charles.lib.il.us/youth_services/yrl/ythread.htm

 

Seattle Public Library: Children's Resource Booklists

Some of the annotated booklists at this site focus on multiculturalism - by culture - and such sensitive topics as adoption, death, and bullying.

http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children_categorybrowser

 

 

Story Arts Online

A storytelling website created by storyteller & author Heather Forest.

http://www.storyarts.org/

 

Storytelling Resources

Compiled by Mary Ann Gilpatrick and Mary Morgan Smith for "Storytelling 101" held June 27, 2004, at the ALA American Library Association Annual Conference.

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/forlibrarians/StorytellingResources.htm

 

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