This site is loaded with resources to help you find a book, write book reviews, create book lists, watch author interviews and so much more.
Bank Street Library: Literature Resources: Book Lists
The Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College
offers comprehensive annotated lists of fiction and nonfiction books
for children, infants through age fourteen.
Book Hive: Your Guide to Children's Literature and Books -
BookHive, designed for children ages birth through twelve, their
parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's
books, provides reader's advisory service and contains hundreds
of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest
Books 4 Boys
Here you'll find awesome boy-approved* book suggestions, FREE downloads, and plenty of fun stuff to keep the boys you know reading and-most of all-having fun.
Book Spot: Children's Books
A directory of links related to children's books. Categories include:
Bestsellers, Awards, Reading Lists, Reviews, Online Books
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
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. The Children's Literature Web Guide: Authors & Illustrators
An extensive list of children's
authors & illustrators created by David K. Brown at the U.
of Calgary, Canada.
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC): Books for Children & Young Adults -
The CCBC, a Library of the School
of Education at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison, helps librarians,
teachers and others to locate the best books possible to meet
Horn Book: Using Books: School
Horn Book Magazine's Using Books in School page includes articles
related to using children's and young adult books in the classroom.
Into the Book:Teacher Tools
Into the Book is a multimedia package designed to improve students'
reading comprehension, as well as their ability to think and learn
across the curriculum.
The latest teacher guides, printable author bios, discussion questions
and more from Hachette Book Group USA.
The Lexile Framework for Reading
The Lexile Framework for Reading,
an educational tool that links text and readers under a common
metric without subjective evaluation, includes an extensive database
of lexile scores for children's literature.
Literature Learning Ladders
Created by Annette Lamb, this site
encourages active reading through book-technology connections.
Planet Esme: A WWW.onderful World of Children's Literature
Lots of children's literature recommendations
and reviews by Esme Raji Codell, author and licensed readiologist.
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.
A national multimedia project that
offers comprehensive information on helping young children learn
to read, a companion to the PBS television series Reading Rockets:
Launching Young Readers.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
Scholastic: The Stacks: Books and Authors
A Scholastic Teachers Resource
page featuring children's authors and illustrators.
Book Award Sites CCBC: Awards and Best-of-the-Year Lists -
The Cooperative Children's Book Center's lists of annual awards
and distinctions in children's literature.
Coretta Scott King Award Site
Presented annually, the Coretta
Scott King Award is given to authors and illustrators of African
descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and
appreciation of the "American Dream."
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature -
DAWL is a database of almost 6,000 records from 73 awards across
six English-speaking countries. Create a tailored reading list of
quality children's literature or find out if a book has won one
of the indexed awards.
Great Stone Face Book Award
The Great Stone Face Award is given
annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from
students in grades 4-6 throughout NH.
John Newbery Medal Award Home Page
Named in honor of the 18th century
British book seller, John Newbery, the Newbery Medal Award is
given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution
to American literature for children. This site has a complete
list of winners from 1922 to the present.
Lady Bug Picture Book Award
The NH Ladybug Picture Book Award
is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent
children's picture books. The award is given annually to an author
whose book receives the most votes from students in grades K-3
Randolph Caldecott Medal Award Home Page
Named in honor of the 19th century
English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal Award
is given annually to the artist of the most distinguished children's
book. This site has a complete list of medal winning books from
1938 to the present.
Online Books & Reading Activities
ABC Fast Phonics
- StoryLine Online -
A beginning phonics program with over 100 pages, 400 cartoons and
click-and-hear words, plus audio narration.
Between the Lions
Award-winning PBS television series which aims to give kids 4-7
years old some of the experience they need in order to become successful
A free reading motivation program
for children in grades 1-8.
Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The largest collection of illustrated antique children's books online, all beautifully illustrated and translated into the languages of the world.
Children's Storybooks Online
Free online children's books that span age ranges from preschool to young adult.
Thousands of popular, high-quality books for K - 5 - free for elementary teachers & librarians in the US.
National Geographic Young Explorer: More Issues -
The National Geographic Young Explorer website has more than 30 wonderful books about nature and animals from around the world.
Oxford Owl: Free eBook Library -
A nice variety of online read aloud books for kids ages 3 - 11. Teachers sign up for a free account to give students full access to the collection.
Project Gutenberg -
The Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog, holding 20,000 free books,
is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books,
Sadlier-Oxford: Student: Phonics -
Explore phonetics using word match games, memory cards and many
other in-depth activities to teach students (K-6) about letters,
sounds and words.
rhyming games and high interest books, making learning to read fun.
An online streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild
members reading children’s books aloud. Each book includes
accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
StoryPlace: The Children's Digital Learning Library -
A virtual library storytime with plenty of online books waiting to be read to you.
Teacher Tap: Electronic Books and Online Reading -
Annette Lamb's extensive list of electronic books and online reading
resources including interactive stories, articles, and books.