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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

ALA “BEST” LISTS –Includes Notable Books, Best Books for Young Adults, Notable Children’s Books, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Notable Children’s Computer Software, and Selected Videos for Young Adults.

AMERICAN JUVENILE COLLECTION –Research collection that contains children’s fiction and folklore printed by American publishers from 1910-1960.

CAROL HURST’S CHILDREN’S LITERATURE NEWSLETTER –Carol Hurst is a storyteller, lecturer, author, columnist, and language arts consultant; her newsletter includes book reviews, teaching ideas, links to author interviews, professional topics, and more.

CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL –This site lists services intended for the use of teachers and librarians. It provides quick access to current recommended social studies and science books for children.

DATABASE OF AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE –Campus of Ohio State University, compiled and indexed this database of award-winning children’s literature. Parents, teachers, and older children can access high quality book titles via keyword or phrase searching, or by using a form to indicate reading level, genre, language, historical period, gender of the protagonist, and ethnicity of the protagonist, among other elements. Books listed have been recognized with awards ranging from the Caldecott Award to ALA Notable Books for Children to the Coretta Scott King Award, to name a few. Honorable mentions are alos included.

International Children’s Digital Library

SLJ-BEST SITES FOR LIBRARIANS — brings you websites of interest to children’s, young adult, and school librarians.

VANDERGRIFT’S 100: LIST OF YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS AND TITLES –This list, which changes each year, includes books of historical significance. Many of the titles are in paperback, and almost all will be in public libraries. This list is intended to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with literature for young adults, but it is not exhaustive.

Professional Resources

AWESOME LIBRARY K-12 EDUCATION DIRECTORY: for teachers, students and parents — The Awesome Library organizes your exploration of the World Wide Web with 12,000 carefully reviewed resources. It includes a directory, an index, and a search engine.

EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE –Provides links to primarily math and science lessons for K–12.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES –NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related eduction. It’s website provides information about other internet links and resources, journals and publications, standards and curriculum, and teaching resources.

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION –The NSTA web site offers information about education resources, NSTA Standards for science teacher preparation, publications, and a list of notable science children’s books.

Resources for Lesson Plans

G*E*M–The Gateway to Educational Materials is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to the substantial collections of educational materials found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial internet sites.

GEORGIA LEARNING CONNECTIONS This is the Georgia Department of Education’s curriculum web site integrating the Quality Core Curriculum standards, lesson plans, web resources, assessments, plus thousands more resources for Georgia teachers.

INDEX TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S PUBLICATIONS –This goes back to 1888. The index includes the National Geographic Magazine, Traveler, World, NGS books, TV specials and home videos.

TEACHER’S NET –Teacher networking resources with lesson plans and searching capabilities.

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