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Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
The Horn Book
Visit The Horn Book’s website often for uncommon insight and timely information. There you’ll find free e-newsletters (Notes from the Horn Book and Talks with Roger); a blog for just about every aspect of children’s literature (Calling Caldecott, Family Reading, Out of the Box, and Read Roger); and other original web content. Our Guide/Reviews Database offers short, critical reviews by trusted professionals of recommended hardcover trade books published in the United States for young people from 2000 to the present.
Kirkus Book Reviews
Well respected reviewing service; includes "Best of" lists and the ability to limit reviews by age group: 0 - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8 years, etc.
Childrens Book Council
Each year, over 36,000 children from different regions of the United States read newly-published children’s and young adult trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 500 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading.
Booklist Online: More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association
Many organizations end the year with a "best of" list of children's books. Here are links to the awards and lists that we like, including picks from The New York Times, the International Reading Association, and the annual Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.
Multicultural & Foreign Language Reading Websites
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. Scroll down for links to book reviews, Native media, and more.
Latinxs in Kid Lit
Picture books and early readers we have read and reviewed. Each cover image is linked to the review, so click on an image for more information about the title. Includes teaching tips.
The Brown Bookshelf
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.
The Pirate Tree
The writers at The Pirate Tree seek to expose and discuss literature and writers for children and teenagers that delve into themes of social justice and social conscience.
Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
The largest collection of illustrated antique children's books on-line. This online library of illustrated books is a volunteer-driven project. It has grown slowly since 1996 from the work of a single man and a handful of books, to a vibrant volunteer-driven organization publishing new books and translations every week.
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. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
Children's Book Awards
Caldecott Medal Home Page
The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Corretta Scott King Book Awards
Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
(Mildred L.) Batchelder Award
is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a different language and country, and translated into English.
Pura Belpré Award
established in 1996 and presented annually to a Latino/a writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience for children.
Children's Book Awards
Schneider Family Book Award
honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award
is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the U.S. in English during the preceding year.
Stonewall Book Awards
Since 1971, the first and most enduring award for GLBT books, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.
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