Children's Literature, General Resources

Between the Lions
Sponsored by PBS with a new lesson every week. Lessons are tied to specific skills.

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
This site bills itself as "the largest collection of illustrated antique books online … we think." Divided by age group if you'd like to browse, searchable if you have a specific title in mind.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
More than 3,500 titles are indexed here, drawn from 49 awards in the U. S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
"This is a 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."

I Hate to Read! An Assortment of Young Adult Literature from Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Five novels for reluctant readers, adaptable to all grade levels.

International Children's Digital Library
"The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world."

Kindergarten -- Make it fun and watch them learn
Balanced literacy, shared reading and focus poetry, shared writing and buzz book activities, and a variety of literacy centers.

The Moonlit Road
Ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South.

MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries
Sponsored by, a good site for kids who enjoy reading mysteries. A new mystery every week.

Nursery Rhyme and Fables
Designed for kindergarten, this site contains everything you need to develop literacy skills using nursery rhyme and fables. It has 12 lessons, support materials, assessments, and very thorough lessons aligned to CCSS. Download all materials; print only what you need.

Prekindergarten ELA Classic Tales
Everything you need to teach 10 classic stories: teacher guide, flip book, activity pages, image cards, transition and learning center cards. These are large files; consider downloading them and printing only the pages you need. The 10 stories are "The Lion and the Mouse," "The City Mouse and The Country Mouse" "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" "The Gingerbread Man" "The Shoemaker and the Elves" "The Little Red Hen" "Thumbelina" "How Turtles Got Their Shells" "Why Flies Buzz" and "The Three Little Pigs."

Your Kids Library
Reviews of every Newbery Award and Honor book since 1940, and then some. Browse by author, by subject ("animals/pets" or "multiculturalism"), or by year.