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Children's Literature Resources on the Web

General Sites

Internet Public Library - Reading Zone - This site is designed for kids, but helpful for adults, too! Browse around to find links to online stories, or to learn more about authors and illustrators of children's books.

Children's Picture Book Database - Search here for abstracts of over 5000 children's picture books.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - A detailed table of contents leads you into great book reviews, curriculum materials, author and illustrator sites, and more. You may have to scroll past an advertising section to get to the site's valuable content.

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Award Sites

Children's Literature Awards - Links to lists of award winning children's books by the award granting organizations, including Newbery, Caldecott, and Belpre.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards - Distinguished works by authors and illustrators of African descent are honored annually with this award.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature -Create your own reading lists of notable books tailored to specified criteria such as age, genre, publication date, award, ethnicity, gender, historical period, and others.

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Authors & Illustrators

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Judy Blume
Jan Brett
Eric Carle
Beverly Cleary
Roald Dahl
Mem Fox
Virginia Hamilton
Kevin Henkes
Lois Lowry
Katherine Paterson
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
J.K. Rowling
J. Otto Seibold
Shel Silverstein
Rosemary Wells
Jane Yolen

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Reviews / Best Books Lists

Book Bytes: Books Too Good to Put Down - A list of suggested books for reluctant readers.

The Bookhive - Search or browse easily through these reviews of children's books.

Horn Book - One of the most highly respected sources for reviews of children's and young adult literature.

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