EDUC717: Children's Literature & Other Materials for Teaching Reading

arrow pointing rightNavigating Children's Literature Resources
EDUC 717 Tutorial Powerpoint more information

Use this tutorial powerpoint to help you navigate children's literature resources at Cook Library.

EDUC 717 Tutorial Activity more information

If your section of EDUC 717 is working with the librarian Claire Holmes, you may be assigned to complete this tutorial.

Culturally Responsive Children's Literature Exemplar Texts more information

A list of suggested culturally responsive children's books, along with their library call numbers. Books are found on the 4th floor of Cook Library in the Children's/Young Adult Collection.

Possible Keywords for Searching for Culturally Relevant Children's Books more information

This list of keywords will help you search more effectively for culturally relevant children's books in Cook Library as well as other libraries.

Suggested Titles: Wordless Children's Picture Books Available in Cook Library more information

A list of suggested titles of wordless children's picture books, along with their library call numbers. Books are found on the 4th floor of Cook Library in the Children's/Young Adult collection.

Dewey Decimal Subject Area Listings more information

Provides an easy to understand listing of Dewey Decimal Classification numbers and what they mean.

arrow pointing rightPrint Indexes to Children's Literature
Children's Literature Resources: Nonfiction more information

A guide to finding children's/young adult NONFICTION in Cook Library's collection.

Best Books for Children : Preschool Through Grade 6 more information

Cook Library Location: Reference |PN1009.A1G48

Best Children's Books of the Year more information

Cook Library Location: Reference |PN1009.A1B453

arrow pointing rightDatabases
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database more information

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) offers more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources. Books are searchable by interest level and reading level.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature DAWCL more information

Only winners included; search by topic, age, gender, multicultural and more.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Includes the following journals: Book Links, Booklist, Childhood Education, Children's Literature, Children's Literature in Education, Horn Book Magazine, Knowledge Quest, Language Arts, Multimedia Schools, Publisher's Weekly, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, Science and Schildren, and Teacher Librarian.

Find a book by lexile more information

Enter a Lexile measure, select particular reader interests, and find books that fit the perameters. English and Spanish.

International Children's Digital Library more information

The ICDL contains more than 10,000 digitized children's books in 54 languages from 166 countries.?á Useful for both children and researchers in international children’s literature.

MAS Ultra: School Edition (EBSCO) more information

Geared to readers in grades 6-12, includes more than 460 popular, high school magazines;  50,000 biographies; and 60,000 primary sources. Searchable by lexile.

Primary Search (EBSCO) more information

Content includes more than 50  elementary school magazines, geared to readers in grades 1-6. Searchable by lexile.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) more information
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
TeachingBooks more information

TeachingBooks provides access to authors, illustrators and book resources, and is designed for teachers to generate enthusiasm for books and reading. Content includes author interviews; in-studio movies of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; thematic booklists for teachers; book awards; and links to children's and young adult literature.

arrow pointing rightChildren's & Young Adults' Book Awards
ALA's Association for Library Service to Children: Book Awards more information

Wikipedia's list of prestigious annual children's literature awards.

ALA's YALSA Book Awards and Booklists more information

Extensive lists of books for children and young adults.

Black Eyed Susan Book Awards more information

Maryland's Black Eyed Susan Book Award winners.

Caldecott Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Caldecott Award winning books.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards more information

Wikipedia's list of CSK Award winning books.

Newbery Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Newbery Award winning books.

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction - NCTE more information

Winners selected by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Michael L. Printz Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Printz award winning YA literature.

Pura Belpre Book Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Pura Belpre award winning literature for children and young adults.

Stonewall Book Awards more information

Lists the Mike Morgan & Larry Roman's Children's and Young Adult Literature Awards.

YALSA's Alex Awards more information

Ten books are awarded the Alex Award each year. Alex Awards are given to books written for adults that also appeal to readers aged 12 to 18.

arrow pointing rightChildren's Literature Blogs
The Daring Librarian more information

The original daring librarian blog.

The MHMS Daring School Library Blog more information

"Learning happens here."

Pink Me more information

Blog about Children's and Young Adult literature written by a Baltimore Library Consultant.

School Library Journal Guide to blogs more information

Guide to children's literature blogs.

arrow pointing rightOnline Resources
Celebrating All of Us more information

The Celebrating All of Us project compiles a book list, literature-based lesson plans and other resources for educators, therapy providers and parents to use in an effort to enhance the inclusion of young children with disabilities in their neighborhood schools and communities through similarities awareness.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.

MD State Curriculum more information

The State Curriculum is the document that aligns the Maryland Content Standards and the Maryland Assessment Program and will be available in a number of formats for teachers, central office staff, students, parents, and the other stakeholders.

International Reading Association more information

The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

Discovery Education: Free Teacher Resources more information

Free classroom resources, including lesson plans and learning activities.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.

National Staff Development Council more information

Professional development resource for teachers.

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) more information

Contains 15 full text journals plus news of interest to literacy educators.

Reading Rockets more information

A website devoted to teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

ReadWriteThink more information

The ReadWriteThink mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

Songs for Teaching more information

Musical resources (children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions) to teach content across the curriculum.

Storyline Online more information

A collection of story books read aloud by Screen Actors Guild actors.

EDUC717: Children's Literature & Other Materials for Teaching Reading / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015