Literature and Language Arts Resources (Education Library)


Use the search box to keyword search the sites listed below. is excluded.

Biography in Context
Short, informative and reliable biographical information on over 320,000 historically significant figures past and present.

A reader's advisory service for children's books.  May be used by children, parents and teachers for a variety of different tasks.


Booklists from the National Education Association (NEA)
Includes: Teacher's Top 100 Books for Children, Asian-American Booklist, Spanish/English Bilingual Booklist, African American Booklist, Native American Booklist, and more.

Caldecott Medal
Find some information and comprehensive lists of Caldecott Award (for excellence in chidren's book illustration) winners from the ALA.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Links to reviews of children's books and also offers suggestions for lessons and other activities to use while studying certain books.

Center for Children's BooksChildren's and Young Adult literature guides and other resources from the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign

Children's Book Council
A nonprofit organization emphasizing the importance of reading and reading good books for children's education. Contains information on specific books, but also addresses related teaching and political issues surrounding literacy and book availability for children.

Children's Books from (includes reviews)
Search engine for identifying children's books

Children's Books On-line: Rosetta Project
Information about specific children's books organized into age appropriate categories.

Children's Library from the Internet Archive
Books for children from around the world.

Children's Literature Association
Promotes the Children's Literature as an important field of study for advanced research by providing networking, financial and other types of support to academics interested in the discipline.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Reviews of thousands of children's and young adult books, videos and software, with full MARC catalog records.

Children's Picture Book Database, Miami (Ohio) University
Database index of over 5,000 picture books with abstracts, accessed through a search tool with over 900 subject keywords.

Children's Reading Connection
A collection of resources about children's authors, stories, and writing for kids.

Children's Writing Resource Center
A webpage designed to help author's through the process of writing, submitting and publishing children's books.

Coretta Scott King Award
From the ALA, information about the Coretta Scott King Award, given to an African-American author or illustrator for an exceptional contribution to children's education and children's literature.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Helps in creating reading lists for students and in researching children's literature in general.

deGrummond Children's Literature Collection
The official website for exploring the deGrummond Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. Features materials (e.g. original manuscripts, original illustrations, etc.) used in the creation of children's books from over 1,200 authors and illustrators.

Frequently Challenged Books
The American Library Association's (ALA) page of resources related to banned and challenged books. Use the navigation on the left of their page to find challenged books by year, author, decade, and more.

Great Global Reads for Kids
This wiki offers booklists of great reads for students aged 12 to 16 + suggested by school librarians around the world.


International Children's Digital Library
A project managed by the University of Maryland, provides electronic access to scanned images of complete children's books from all over the world. A high percentage of these books are written and presented in languages other than English.

Language Arts Lesson Plans, from the Smithsonian

Literature for Children Collection
A growing collection of digitized titles published, predominantly in the United States and Great Britain, from the 17th through the 20th centuries, from the State University Libraries of Florida.

Meet Authors and Illustrators
Lists authors and illustrators of children's books and links the user to more information about him/her.

Multicultural Book Review Homepage
Reviews books exclusively dealing with multicultural issues. Helps in creating reading lists on this topic for students.

Native American Booklist
"To mark the 13th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month (November), NEA has released a recommended reading list..."

Newbery Medal
From ALA, a page giving information about the Newbery Award, including a comprehensive list of all winners.

last updated: 2/22/2012