A wealth of information about children's literature exists on the internet. Literary awards, recommended book lists, connections to author/illustrators, book-related activities, and book reviews are but a few of the items available at these sites. Classroom teachers, school library media specialists, and public librarians will find these sites especially useful.

Websites Related to Children's Literature

Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

Cooperative Children's Book Center

Carol Hurst's Children Literature Site

Children's Book Council

Nancy Keane's Booktalks


Picturing Books

Reading Rockets - Books and Authors

Reading Rainbow

Book Awards and Recommended Lists

American Library Association Book/Media Awards
(Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Pura Belpré Medal, Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, Schneider Family Book Award, Michael L. Printz Award, and the Notable Books lists)

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
National Council of Teachers of English

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Jane Addams Peace Association

Amelia Bloomer List
Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association

Native American Youth Services Literature Award
American Indian Library Association

Sydney Taylor Book Awards
Association for Jewish Libraries

Golden Kite Award
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

Notable Books for a Global Society
Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group
International Reading Association

Children’s Choices
International Reading Association

Young Adults’ Choices
International Reading Association

Teachers’ Choices
International Reading Association

Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
National Council of Teachers of English

Notable Trade Books For Young People
National Council for the Social Studies, Grades: K-8

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
National Science Teachers Association

YALSA--Young Adult Library Services Association
American Library Association

Last updated 07/31/16

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