• Resources: Education and Library



Adolescent Literacy
AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.


American Library Association
This site is home base for the American Library Association, with current news, links to regional branches, information about conferences and events and resources for library advocacy.


Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
AEP is the primary association for companies and organizations creating high quality educational products.


Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street has grown over the years to become an internationally-recognized leader in early childhood education, a pioneer in improving the quality of classroom education and teacher preparation, and a national advocate for children and families.


BookHive is a web site designed by the Charlotte/ Mecklenberg County (NC) Library for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Providing reader's advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas.


Center for Children's Books
The Center, located at Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, functions as a research and examination center of contemporary books for youth and hosts the Youth Literature Interest Group's interdisciplinary discussions and scholarly projects.

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) houses a non-circulating collection of more than 16,000 recent* and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books published in the U.S. in the current year. The CCB houses over 1,000 professional and reference books on the history and criticism of literature for youth, literature-based library and classroom programming, and storytelling. Although the collection is non-circulating, it is available for examination by scholars, teachers, librarians, students, and other educators.

The website has additional resources on programming for youth and storytelling, as well as themed bibliographies.

Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books, and is the official sponsor of Young People's Poetry Week and Children's Book Week each year. The Council's Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults.


Children's Book Reviews
A wiki where you can find categorized reviews posted by children's literature bloggers.


Children's Literature Assembly
The CLA is an organization dedicated to bringing children's literature and advocates of children's literature together. The CLA is affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English and its members have a personal and professional interest in promoting children's literature for children and adults.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
The CLCD is a subscription-based information retrieval service designed to meet the needs of organizations and individuals who work with children's books. If you have web access and an e-mail address, you may be eligible for a 30 day free trial.


Cooperative Children's Book Center
The CCBC, a library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, has a great website and runs a popular listserv for librarians.


El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Embracing the Child
ETC, a nonprofit organization, develops much-needed libraries for reading-committed nonprofits serving the most vulnerable kids at front-line facilities like juvenile detention centers, emergency shelters, alternative schools, youth clubs, after-school care and summer daycamp programs in inner-city or poverty-pocket communities.


Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature
This collection of materials found on the web relating to children's literature was compiled by a librarian. There's a wealth of information here -- archived Child_Lit discussions; articles and reviews; links and booklists; sources on Lewis Carroll.


Foundation for Children's Books
A nonprofit,educational organization. The mission they established endures: to help teachers, librarians and parents select and use quality children's literature in order to instill in children the joy of reading as a prerequisite for literacy and lifelong learning.


The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.


Great Web Sites for Kids
Each year an ALSC (Association of Library Service to Children)committee reviews and selects web sites to add to this list of exceptional sites for users PreS through middle grade.


International Children's Digital Library
The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a 5-year research project to develop innovative software and a collection of books that specifically address the needs of children as readers. Interdisciplinary researchers from computer science, library studies, education, art, and psychology are working together with children to design this new library. With participants from around the world, the ICDL is building an international collection that reflects both the diversity and quality of children's literature. Currently, the collection includes materials donated from 27 cultures in 15 languages.


International Reading Association
The International Reading Association site has a directory of regional chapters, a list of events and information on reading research and advocacy.


Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library site, with links to material about libraries, professional organizations and employment, also features a question-and-answer component where visitors can ask reference questions.


Kathy Schrock
This page provides links to Schrock's many education resources, including her Guide to Educators and ed-tech blog.


Learners Online
Since 1996, Learners Online, Inc. has been helping teachers, students, and families capitalize on the wealth of Internet learning opportunities and resources.


The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.


National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
NCBLAs main goal is to make issues related to young people's literacy, literature, and libraries an ongoing priority on our national agenda.


National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English website offers resources on the teaching of English Language Arts, with news, events, networking opportunities and information on regional chapters.


National Education Association
The National Education Association site offers advice for teachers, a list of events and information on their programs.


Oyate is a Native organization whose work includes the critical evaluation of books and curricula with Indian hemes, conducting of Teaching Respect for Native Peoples workshops and institutes; administration of a small resource center and reference library; and distribution of childrens, young adult, and teacher books and materials, with an emphasis on writing and illustration by Native people.


Paper Tigers
PaperTigers is part of PacificRimVoices, a family of websites and real-life projects that celebrate literary voices from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia.


PBS Teachers
Standards-based resources for the classroom.


Planet Esme
For ravenous and reluctant readers alike: activities, ideas, and inspiration for exploring everything in the world through books.


Read Write Think
A partnership between NCTE and IRA,with support from Verizon, this site provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.


Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.


Tapped In
Tapped In, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is an online teacher professional development community.


TeacherVision is created by teachers for teachers, providing high quality, FREE content. Millions of teachers rely on TeacherVision's materials to enhance their curriculum, enrich their students, and make their professional lives a bit easier.


Teaching Books.net
TeachingBooks.net is an unparalleled, multimedia children's literature database that utilizes cutting edge technologies to connect educators and families with authors, books and authoritative teaching materials.


Teaching Tolerance
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.


The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and teenagers.


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