Children's Literature

American Juvenile Collection
An index of Long Island University's collection of juvenile materials from 1910-1960.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This is the web version of the children's literature review journal by the same name, and is rich with information about books, authors and more!

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
"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."

Children's Book Council
Includes a search tool which allows users to find books based on age, genre, format, or theme.

Children's Services -- BookLists
Don't forget our own lists of interesting, useful, and favorite books!

Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature Resources
Children's literature links, bibliographies, and writing resources are highlighteded on the home page of this author.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Try this searchable database of 20 children's literature awards, compiled by Lisa Bartle.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Folklore information from around the world.

Guys Read
Maintained by Author Jon Scieszka, the Reading Lists tab features great recommendations from many guy readers (and writers).

Juvenile Series and Sequels Database
Mid-Continent Public Library offers this useful database searchable by author, title, series title or subject.

Kent District Library Kids: What's Next?
Need to know the next title in a series? Kent District Library offers this helpful database, searchable by title, author, and/or series.

Kid-friendly site with helpful tools, including book summaries, reviews and lists of series books.

Movies Based on Children's Books
MId-Continent Public Library's "Based on the Book" site allows you to search by book title, author or year the movie came out.

Read Kiddo Read
James Patterson offers a collection of reviews and recommendations for Great Illustrated Books, Great Transitional Books, Great Pageturners and Great Advanced Reads

Story Arts Online
A storytelling website created by storyteller & author Heather Forest.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at

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