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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Internet Resources


(from the American Library Association unless otherwise noted)

Newbery Medal : American children's literature (author)

Caldecott Medal : picture books for children (illustrator)

Coretta Scott King Book Awards : African American experience

Schneider Family Book Award : books about disabilities

Alex Awards : adult books for young adult readers (author)

American Indian Youth Literature Award : picture, middle school, young adult

Batchelder Award : translations into English (author)

Belpre Medal : Latino/a cultural experience

Orbis Pictus Award : From NCTE, outstanding nonfiction for children

Geisel Award : beginning readers

Printz Award : young adult (author)

Edwards Award : young adult (author)

Silbert Award : informational books

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award : lasting contribution to children's literature (author)

Carnegie Medal : video productions

Odyssey Award : audiobooks

John Steptoe Award for New Talent : African American experience

ALA Booklists : from the American Library Association, extensive annual lists of best books for children, teens, young adults, reluctant readers, etc.

Internet Resources

Internet Sites

Example: "Allen Say".

Children's Literature Web Guide: Gateway to Internet resources related to books for children and young adults from the University of Calgary. Includes Authors & Illustrators on the Web: a large list of Web sites about children's authors and illustrators and Children's Book Awards: links to Web sites on major awards and much more.

Authors & Illustrators on the Web: Links to author's Web pages, online interviews, information about online and print biographies.

Cyber Library Authors & Illustrators: Authors, illunstrators, links, articles, reviews.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site: Book reviews and recommendations, integrated curriculum information, and ideas for classroom themes.

Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism: Online book published in 1987 by Linnea Hendrickson that includes "Authors and Their Works" and "Subjects, Themes and Genres".
To search for keywords, select "Search Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism".

The Children's Literature ResourceA variety of links to Websites on Children's Literature, as well as author and publisher sites.  Note that some of the pages are out-of-date, some are very current. "Children's Literature Corner: This is a list of websites that have a lot of information both on books and authors.

The Lexile Framework For Reading (  This is a free site that clearly explains the use of lexile (reading) scores for books and materials.  It also includes a search box to allow you to check the reading level of a particular title. 

Read, Write Think. Org:  This website is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association and provides supportive resources for classroom teachers and parents. 

Web English Teacher. comThis website provides resources for reading and language teaching.  There is an excellent list of author links under the "Children's Literature" link on its home page.

Google: Use this search engine to look for Web sites on for your author. including publisher sites and interviews. Enter author's name in quotes.

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