Children’s Literature Websites

Jan 29, 2009 by

Author Studies
Author study projects created by a Title 1 reading specialist in North Dakota.

Nonprofit organization that recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books. BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community.

Book Mooch
Give away books you don’t need in exchange for books you want.  You can also arrange to send free books to kids in children’s hospitals.

Booktalks Quick and Simple
Ideas for booktalking in your classroom. Teachers and students can submit their own booktalks.

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.

Book reviews, teaching ideas and author information.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
The comprehensive guide to children’s literature resources on the Internet. Outstanding site.

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature
Search for award-winning children’s books by a number of different criteria.

Guys Read
This literacy initiative for boys was created by author Jon Scieszka. Look for recommended reads for boys on this site. Kids can submit their favorite 10 books for guys.

Index to Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators
Includes teacher resource files with links to author biographies, lessons and bibliographies.

Jim Trelease
Articles, booklists, and much more from read-aloud guru Jim Trelease.

Judy Freeman
Children’s literature consultant.  Ideas and tips for using children’s literature.

Junior Great Books

Kids Audible
Most extensive site for finding and ordering children’s books as digital audio.

Kids Reads
At this site kids can find info about favorite books, series, and authors.

Lazy Readers Book Club
The Lazy Readers’ Book Club was created to provide short book recommendations for those who feel they do not have the time to read. Every month Dr. Danny Brassell recommends a total of ten adult, young adult, and children’s book and he tries to feature books that are under 250 pages.

Library Paloosa
Wonderful resource for librarians and media specialist.  Ideas for reading programs. Order FREE character costumes—just pay for shipping.

Mem Fox
Author Mem Fox’s site.  Great resource.  Read all about Mem, her books, the stories behind her books, and much more!

Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children’s Literature

Peggy Sharp 
Excellent reviews and teaching ideas to use with the newest children’s books.

Reading Online Published by the International Reading Association.

Read to Them
Learn about the All School Read to Them program.

Read Write Think
The International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English and Marco Polo Education Foundation teamed up to link teachers with high-quality lessons and resources in language arts instruction.

Wonder of Reading
Nonprofit organization whose purpose is to inspire in children the love of reading. 

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