SCED460: Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary Schools

arrow pointing rightChildren's & Young Adult Literature Resources
Selected New Juvenile Materials at Cook Library more information

A sample of new fiction and nonfiction Juvenile books at Cook, plus some professional titles.

Finding Children's Fiction in Cook Library Catalog more information

 Print directions for basic catalog searches for children's fiction.

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.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature more information

Includes brief biographies of every major children's author and illustrator.

TeachingBooks more information

Includes author interviews; in-studio movies of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; and more.

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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.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature DAWCL more information

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

Michael L. Printz Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Printz award winning YA literature.

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.

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.

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Kelly Gallagher Playlist - Kanopy Streaming Video more information

Videos by or featuring teacher Kelly Gallagher on reading and writing

Image Quest more information

Use this database, consisting of more than  two million images that can be downloaded, printed, saved in a "Lightbox" or virtual folder, or e-mailed as jpegs, for presentations. 

All images are rights-cleared and may be used for educational purposes  in Power Point presentations, web pages, and in class.


AP Images more information

Current photos and a selection of pictures from The Associated Press library. This database features photographs of historical figures, political leaders, sports greats, and celebrities, and also includes images from significant news and events of the 20th century, such as World War II, civil rights, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and space exploration.

ARTstor more information

Contains nearly 500,000 images offering a unique perspective of  history through paintings, cultural artifacts, architecture, photography and other art forms. Includes some maps.

Digital History more information

This website supports the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.

Documenting the American South more information

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello more information

The Getting Word oral history project was begun at Monticello in 1993 to preserve the histories of the African American families at Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation. Over 100 interviews with their descendants and additional archival research have brought remarkable individuals out of the shadows of slavery.

Lesson Plan Library more information

Open access lesson plans for grades K - 12.

MAS Ultra: School Edition (EBSCO) more information

Content is geared to readers in grades 6-12 and includes more than 460 popular, high school magazines. Searchable by lexile. more information

Multimedia historical timeline and interviews on key topics in African American history.

National Archives: Lesson Plans more information

Find reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, as well as teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards, the National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-cultural connections.

National Archives: Teachers' Resources more information

Lesson plans and other classroom materials, with a focus on primary documents.

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.
Primary Search (EBSCO) more information

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

Smithsonian more information

The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The Smithsonian website includes many resources for educators and students.


Voices of the Civil War: Videos more information

The Voices of the Civil War is a five-year film series dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the Civil War over the course of the sesquicentennial.


TeacherTube more information

An online community for sharing instructional videos.

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America: History and Life (EBSCO) more information

Indexes articles on North American  (United States and Canada) history from 1450 - present. Links to full text articles from other Ebsco databases and JSTOR, either directly or through the button.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Topics covered include all levels of education and special education, including educational technology.

ERIC (EBSCO) more information

Contains articles and other materials in all areas of education.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) more information

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

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.
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Books: Teaching Reading in Content Areas more information

Books: Teaching Reading in Content Areas

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Council for the Social Studies more information

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics more information

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Science Teachers Association more information

National Science Teachers Association

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 is Fundamental: Reading Planet more information

Literacy games, activities and other resources for elementary aged students.

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.

SERGE: Special Education Resources for General Educators more information

Special Education Resources for General Educators

Teaching Channel more information

Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

SCED460: Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary Schools / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015