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Children's Literature: Reference Books and Web Sites

Children's Literature Sites  Multicultural/Global Awards Genre/Subject Awards & Notables Non-American Awards Reference

Children's Literature Sites              

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page includes information on children's literature, including  picture books.
Eclipse: Mother Goose  information about the Mother Goose genre.

Multicultural/Global Literature Awards

American Indian Youth Services Literature Award - given by American Indian Library Association for authors/illustrators
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature -given by the Asian American Library Association for authors/illustrators
Batchelder Award - given by Association of Library Service to Children for publishers award  of translated books
Belpre Medal - given by Association of Library Service to Children for  Latin American authors &illustrators
Coretta Scott King Award -  given by the  Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table for author &illustrators

Genre/Subject Awards & Notables

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards  -given for fiction and poetry, picture book, and nonfiction 
Caldecott Medal - given by Association of Library Service to Children for Illustrators
Charlotte Zolotow Award -given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center for outstanding writing in a picture book
Chickadee Award- children's choice picture book project sponsored by Maine Association of School Libraries
Children's Choice Reading List - sponsored by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council
Geisel Award  Author award for book for beginning readers - given by the Association of Library Service to Children
Golden Kite Award - given by  the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators for  authors and illustrator
Newbery Medal - given by Association of Library Service to Children for authors
Orbis Pictus Award - -given by the National Council of Teachers of English for nonfiction authors
Outstanding Science Trade Books- Selected by the National Science Teachers Association & the Children's Book Council. 
Sibert Award - given by the Association of Library Service to Children for  nonfiction authors

Non-American Book Awards

Australia's Children's Book of the Year Awards given by the Children's Book Council of Australia for authors and illustrators
Canada's Book of the Year Award for Children  given by the Canadian Library Association for authors
Canada's Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award - given by the Canadian Library Association for children's illustrators
Canada's Governor General Literary Awards-includes children's literature author and illustrator awards
Great Britain's Carnegie Medal - given by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for authors
Great Britain's Kate Greenaway Medal given by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for illustrators

Reference

Electronic Reference Books
Reid's Read-Alouds 2
General Reference Books
100 Best Books for Children.  LMCRef Z 1037 Si390 2004
Best Books for Children: Preschool Through Grade 6. LMCRef Z 1037 B547 2006
Children's Literature Lover's Book of Lists LMCRef Z 1037 S895 2004
International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature LMCRef PN 1008.5 I57 2004
Books Awards
Children's Book Award Handbook LMCRef Z 1037 A2 M37 2006
The Coretta Scott King awards, 1970-2009 LMCRef Z1037.A2 C67 2009
Newbery and Caldecott Awards. LMCRef Z 1037 A2 N474 2006
The Pura Belpre Awards: Celebrating Latino Authors and Illustrators LMCRef Z 1037 A2 P87 2006
Multicultural
Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children LMCRef Z 1937 E19 2007
Around the World With Historical Fiction and Folktales.  LMCRef Z 1037 A2 Z37 2004
Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults. LMCRef Z 1037 R63 2007
Guide to Canadian Children's Books. LMCRef Z 1378 B35 2003
Latina and Latino Voices in Literature: Lives and Works.  LMCRef Z 1229 H57 D3 2003
Windows on the World: International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers. LMC Ref LB1527 .B56 2010
Picture Books
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books. LMCRef Z 1037 L715 2006
Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read Aloud Guide LMCRef Z 1037 F847 2006
Companion to American Children's Picture Books LMCRefZ 1033 P52 K57 2005
Picture Books Plus: 100 Extension Activities in Art, Drama, Music, Math, and Science. LMCRef LB 1044.9 P49 N47 2003
Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices: Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults LMCRef Z 1037 H23 2002
Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices: Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults LMCRef Z 1037 H23 2008
Read A-Louds
Read-Aloud Handbook. LMCRef LB 1573.5 T68 2006
Reid's Read-Alouds. LMCRef Z1037 .R54 2009
Subject/Genre
A to Z of Science Fiction Literature LMCRef PN3433.4 S73 2004
Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth: A Guide and Resource Book LMCRef Z 1037 L93 2004
The Dr. Seuss Catalog LMCRefZ 8808.915 L56 2005
Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Comprehensive Guide. LMCRef Z 1037 L97 2005
Gotcha Covered! More Nonfiction Booktalks to get Kids Excited about Reading LMCRef Z 1037 A1 B36 2005
Gotcha for Guys - Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading LMCRef Z 1037 A1 B39 2007
Gotcha Again for Guys -More Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading LMCRef Z1039.B67 B38 2010
Graphic Novels in Your Media Center: A Definitive Guide LMCRef Z 692 G7 L94 2004
Scary, Gross, and Enlightening: Books for Boys Grades 3-12 LMC Ref Z1039.B67 F67 2010

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