There are so many great websites dealing with children's literature. These are some of my favorites.

Lots of great book reviews from the Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Library.

Book a Minute
For when even the condensed version is too long!

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Reviews of 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.

Children's Book Council
Great resource for parents, librarians, kids, and writers. Lots of news and info, links, resources and more.

Children's Literature Web Guide
This site has it all, lists of award-winning books, teaching ideas for books, and links to author pages.

CyberGuides are supplementary, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature from the San Diego County Office of Education.. They are designed for the classroom with one online computer.

Cynthia Leitich Smith's Children's Literature Resources
Includes author interviews as well as links to lists of reading.

Database of Award-winning Children's Literature
Create a list of award-winning books to meet your specifications.

The Doucette Index to K-12 Teaching Ideas for Literature
Searchable index to books and websites with teaching suggestions and ideas.

Fairrosa Cyber Library
Articles and reviews, author links, discussions and more.

Internet Public Library - Youth Division
Check out the Reading Zone for links to on-line stories and info about books and authors.

Kay Vandergrift's Special Interest Page
Hosted by Professor Kay Vandergrift at Rutgers University, this site includes sections covering: Materials for Children, Gender and Culture in Picture Books, Young Adult Literature, History of Children's Literature, Linking Literature with Learning, Feminist Studies, and Professional Writing Resources.

This online book club for kids features book reviews, author profiles, polls, and lots of other resources.

Literary Calendar
Interactive calendar with all kinds of great facts about authors and their works.

Multicultural Children's Literature
Lists of K-3 multicultural books with publisher info and brief synopsis.

The Reading Corner
Book reviews for readers in grades 2-8 from Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, Maryland, and Mona Kerby, an assistant professor at Western Maryland College.

World of Reading
You can search for book reviews by author, title, or subject, check out reviews from kids around the world, find great book sites on the internet, or submit your own book review.

Web site created by:
Nancy J. Keane

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