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Children's Literature WWW Resources

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Author/Illustrator Biographies

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
This site, from The Children's Literature Web Guide, includes information about a variety of children's authors and illustrators. Many of the links connect directly with author/illustrator home pages.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
"This is a 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."

Children's Authors and Illustrators
This site, sponsored by Kennesaw State University's Educational Technology Center, offers an alphabetical listing of authors and illustrators biographical sketches, along with teacher resource materials, lesson plan ideas, reviews and book act ivies.

This site, though not being added to, is a good place to find in formation about illustrators listed on the site at this time. The site author is willing to add more biographical information about illustrators written by other authors. There is a link to the author if you are interested in providing more biographical sketches about illustrators. There are 102 active sketches.

Meet Authors and Illustrators
This site offers links to information about authors and illustrators for children's literature to assist educators and parents in selecting the right reading materials for children. In addition to biographical information, the reader will find book reviews of recently published materials, award information, children's resources, and a Web store.

Yahoo! Arts:Humanities:Literature:Authors:Children's
This site, from Yahoo, provides numerous links to information about classic as well as contemporary children's authors.

Yahoo! Arts:Humanities:Literature:Genres:Children's:Illustrators
Yahoo presents links to information concerning children's book illustrators.

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The Caldecott Medal Home Page
The American Library Association maintains this site, which is the official home of the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." The site provides information about current recipients and runners-up as well as a list of past winners.

The Coretta Scott King Award
This site, also sponsored by the American Library Association, is the official home of the Coretta Scott King Award. "The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the 'American Dream.'" Links to a list of current recipients, past winners and the history of the award are provided.

Literary and Related Awards
Sponsored by the American Library Association, this site offers a list of many of the literary awards given to writers and illustrators of children's literature. For example, when using links from this page, you will be taken to current lists of the Mark Twain Book Awards, Newbery Medal winners, Caldecott winners and others.

Mark Twain Award Winners
The Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, MO maintains this site, which provides information about the Mark Twain Book Award. The award honors outstanding children's books, and recipients are chosen by Missouri school children. The site provides links to current recipients, past winners and the history of the award.

The Newbery Medal Home Page
The American Library Association maintains this site, which is the official home of the Newbery Medal. The medal "is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Links to past Newbery Medal recipients, Honor Books and the history of the award are provided.

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Bulletin Boards and Activities

Classroom Displays and Bulletin Boards
"Journey to the Bulletin Board Index where you will find links to some wonderful bulletin board sites. Many specific subjects have been put into their own sections. For instance, click on "M" and you will find math and music links."
ProTeacher Directory
Different ideas for classroom themes and bulletin boards to go along with them. Links to backgrounds and borders that can be used to decorate bulletin boards and classrooms.

School Bulletin Boards
Includes pictures, directions, and prompts for bulletin boards and classroom decorations organized by grade level.

The Teacher's Corner
This site provides links to sites with ideas for bulletin boards by month, subject, theme, and pattern.

Teacher helpers: bulletin board ideas
Sponsored by, this site offers links to bulletin board ideas for all grade levels. Kathy Schrock's Guide For Educators is the main page for this site. There is a link back to the educators site that offers wonderful help in all areas of education. The bulletin board page also includes printable pictures and links to other sites.
This site provides links to ideas for bulletin boards, activities, lesson plans and much more for educators.

Teacher Tools
This site contains bulletin board ideas from many different people and sources covering almost every subject and theme. Also has links to curriculum sites, games and puzzles, forms and letters, lesson plans, and software.

Teacher Vision
Bulletin board ideas by theme and subject. Includes free printable templates and papers for use on bulletin boards and links to buy books that coordinate with the themes.

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Comprehensive Literary Sites

The Children's Literature Web Guide
David K. Brown from Doucette Library of Teaching Resources at the University of Calgary maintains this site which presents a comprehensive set of links to children's literature resources. Discussion boards and a reference section are provided. The site also features links to journal and book reviews; resources for parents, teachers and storytellers; and children's publishers and booksellers.

Handbook for Storytellers
For those who are interested in improving their storytelling skills or just need a place to begin, this handbook offers hints on choosing stories, learning the story, voice usage and gestures, and some examples of stories.

History House: Books, Stories, and Historical Trivia
For those interested in literature, this site offers a variety of stories to read online as well as book recommendations.

Internet Resources for the Study of Children's Literature
This site, maintained by Elmhurst College, provides links to a variety of children's literature resources. Topics include comprehensive children's literature sites, outstanding and award books, electronic journals, newsletters, authors' sites, children's library sites, and other web sites for the study of children's literature.

ISLMC Children's Literature & Language Arts Resources
The Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC) offers this site which features links to general children's literature sites, book awards, book & media reviews, authors & illustrators, genres, curriculum resources, book fairs and literary festivals, bibliotherapy, language arts resources, literary enrichment activities, and other children's Web sites.


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Recommended Reading

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site: Children's Book Reviews
Carol Hurst offers this site which features children's book reviews organized by grade level.

Children's Literature - Electronic Journals and Book Reviews
David K. Brown from Doucette Library of Teaching Resources at the University of Calgary maintains this site which provides access to a variety of online book reviews concerning children's literature.

Lesson Plans Across the Curriculum
At this site, you will find links to lesson plans for all areas of curriculum to use for K-12. There is also a link for ideas to use on the first day of school. If you choose the literature link, you will find ideas for author study, book reports, grammar and writing, as well as many more things you can use in the classroom.

Lots of Lists
This site, maintained by David K. Brown from Doucette Library of Teaching Resources at the University of Calgary provides links for topics such as best books, banned books, books about specific subjects, and award-winning books.

Notable Children's Books, 1998
The American Library Association presents its choices for notable children's picture, fiction, and nonfiction books.

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
This is an alphabetical, non-annotated list of 100 picture books deemed essential reading by the New York Public Library.

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