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Useful Websites - Children Literature

Literature for Children

A digitized "collection of the treasures of children's literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950." Features more than 550 titles by almost 300 authors. Browsable by author or title; searchable by keyword, author, title, and subject. Also includes a section on color in literature for children and color management strategies for reproduction of children's literature. From the State University System of Florida.

De grummond Children's Literature Collection

A collection of children's literature that focuses on historical and contemporary American and British literature. The searchable archives contain "the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as over 70,000 published books dating from 1530 to the present" and include fables, fairy tales, folklore, alphabet books, nursery rhymes, moral tales, fantasy, and fiction. From the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

Newbery Medal (awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children):

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

Caldecott Medal (awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children):

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal

Find great books for preschool, elementary and middle school children and teens and ideas of ways to teach with them in the classroom across the curriculum:

http://www.carolhurst.com

International Children's Digital Library (a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world):

http://en.childrenslibrary.org