Literacy

Book Resources

  • BookHive
    A guide to children's literature and books for preK-6 graders.
    http://www.bookhive.org/bookhive/
  • BookTalks Online
    The main purpose of a booktalk is to grab the audience's interest and make them want to read the book.
    http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/
  • Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
    Book reviews for kids, ideas for how to use books in the classroom by content area.
    http://www.carolhurst.com/
  • The Children's Book Council
    The Children's Book Council, Inc. (CBC) is a nonprofit trade association and our members are publishers of trade books for children and young adults in the United States. The CBC promotes the use and enjoyment of trade books for young people, most prominently as the official sponsor of Children's Book Week, the longest running literacy event in the country.
    http://www.cbcbooks.org/
  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
    A tailored list of quality children's literature.
    http://www.dawcl.com/
  • Interactives: Elements of a Story
    Learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story.
    http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/
  • International Children’s Digital Library
    K-8 Literacy books to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.
    http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
  • Kidsreads.com
    Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.
    http://www.kidsreads.com/
  • Library of Congress: Books for Kids
    These reading resources for kids will inspire you to discover new authors and rediscover classic books.
    http://read.gov/kids/
  • Sesame Street
    Lots of useful resources and activities.
    http://pbskids.org/sesame/
  • Share What You're Reading - Scholastic
    A great place to visit for reading recommendations by students.
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar/
  • Vandergrift's Children Literature Page
    Resources for helping children understand and love literature.
    http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/ChildrenLit/index.html