Children's Literature

Background Information

Children's books can be found at the north end of the third floor.

A to Zoo REF PN 1009.5 P 53 L 715 2006
Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults REF PN 1009. A 1 B 42 1989
Children's Literature Review Online only
Companion to American children's picture books REF Z 1033. P 52 K 57 2005
Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature REF PN 1008.5 C 66 2001
New York times parent's guide to the best books for children REF PN 1009. A 1 L 724 2000
Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature REF PN 1008.5 O 94 2006
Something About the Author REF PN 1009. A 1 S 65
Tenth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators REF PN 1009. A 1 T 46 2008

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a great place to begin any search. It can be used to find articles and book reviews on any topic.
ERIC
ERIC is one of the best education databases. Created by the Department of Education, ERIC can be used to locate articles on any topic in education, teaching, learning, and so on.
Literature Resource Center (LRC)
This resource contains a wealth of information about American authors and literature, and can be used to find biographies, plot summaries, and literary criticism. It also contains full text copies of important reference books about children's authors and illustrators.
MLA International Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography is the premier source for articles on literature, authors, plays, and literary criticism.

Web Sites

100 Favorite Children's Books
Developed by the New York Public Library, this site lists classic and new children's titles with brief plot summaries. Titles are organized by genre.
Association for Library Services to Children: Book and Media Awards
This site lists the winners of the Newberry Award (from 1922) and the Caldecott Medal (from 1938), as well as numerous other awards for children's literature and media.
Children's Literature Web Guide
This is an online directory of websites on children's literature, authors, and book recommendations.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This is an online directory of websites on children's literature, authors, and book recommendations. It is designed to help teachers find the right books for their students.
Multicultural & Diverse Children's Literature
This collection of websites is designed to help locate multicultural books for children.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
This site lists hundred of nonfiction titles in the sciences with reviews by the National Science Teachers Association. Reviews are available from 1996 to the present.