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Children's & Young Adult Literature

Guide for library and Internet research resources about children's and young adult literature.


Some journals dedicated to the study of children's literature


Selected list of websites focusing on children's and young adult literature compiled by teachers and librarians.
A quarterly supplement to Booklist, Book Links magazine is designed for teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others interested in connecting children with high-quality literature-based resources. Book Links articles provide comprehensive information on using books in the classroom, including thematic bibliographies with related discussion questions and activities, author and illustrator interviews and essays, and articles by educators on practical ways to turn children onto reading.


"Collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics".


This site is a compilation of the "growing number of Internet resources related to Children and Young Adults." It includes discussion boards, links to authors, recommended books, resouces for parents, teachers, etc. and more. A link to the Children's Books Awards is listed under "Quick Reference". About this link: "The most comprehensive guide to English-language children's book prizes on the Internet." (Site introduction)


Miami University offers this search base of over 5,000 picture books:  "a place for designing literature-based thematic units for all subjects."
"The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards."


"The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is 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."


This site is a index of many and varied online resources on young adult literature, from recommended books to themed reviews, to reading guides to discussion group topics, and so much more


From the New York Public Library, this is a useful source for parents, teachers and students because it contains booklists, activities, children's literature articles, recommended reading, links to more sites, and much more. Click links across top of web page.
Nonprofit organization that promotes reading. Includes a book review section.


Stories on the Web

Use these website to locate children's stories

Aaron Shepard's World of Stories
Offers retellings of folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, myths, legends, magical tales, and sacred stories, plus original fables, humor, fantasy, and historical fiction all by Aaron Shepard.

Comprehensive collection of literature for children that is in the public domain in the United States including works published before 1923.

Children's Book Online: the Rosetta Project
"the largest collection of illustrated antique books on line..."

Long Time Ago, Stories For Children
Author Rohini Chowdhury offers her retelling of classic children's stories.