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Children's Literature Internet Resources

Amanda Pape

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Amanda Pape
Special Services - Office B08
phone: 254-968-9251

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Children's Literature Links

RDG301Library on LibraryThing – information on over 7400 children’s books in the Dick Smith Library Curriculum Collection, including genre and subject tags, Accelerated Reader information, page counts, and Lexile scores.

Accelerated Reader Book Finder – Search engine to find reading levels and interest levels for books in the Accelerated Reader program used by many schools

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas Banned Books Project Reports – Links to the annual reports, Free People Read Freely, from 2002 on, that provide information about the books that have been banned, challenged or restricted in Texas schools during the previous school year. 

Association for Library Service to Children – this division of the American Library Association provides awards information, author links, and resource lists.

Booktalks – Quick and Simple has links to ready-to-use book talks and book talk podcasts, gives tips, and provides author/title lists. 

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - A collection of reviews, ideas of ways to use books in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.  

The Children's Book Council -- Provides links to author information, book awards , book lists, and information about trade book publishing. 

Children’s Literature Association Resources – numerous links to other websites are on this web page from a scholarly professional organization. 

Cooperative Children's Book Center - This site, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a fabulous resource – particularly their K-12 teachers page! 

Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's and Young Adult Literature Resources -- Offers biographical and bibliographical information, as well as recommended booklists. 

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature - Contains records from over 100 awards given since 1921 across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Can be searched using a variety of criteria: reader age, genre, ethnicity, etc.

Find a Book – Lexile Framework for Reading -  Use the Quick Book Search tool to search by title or author and find a Lexile measure, or use other tools on this page to find books at particular reading levels. 

Juvenile Series and Sequels – this database from Mid-Continent Public Library contains over 28,000 books in 3,700 series titles that are classified into early childhood, juvenile, and young adult audiences.  

ReadThinkWrite Classroom Resources – Lesson plans, student interactives, calendar activities, and printouts, searchable by grade level and other criteria.  Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThink has been aligned not only to the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts, but to individual state standards as well.  

Texas Library Association Reading Lists – annual reading lists for age 2 through 2nd grade (2x2), third through sixth grade (Texas Bluebonnet Award), sixth through eighth grade (Lone Star), high school (Tayshas), and graphic novels (Maverick), as well as the Spirit of Texas Reading Programs for middle school and high school