Children's Literature - Resources for Teachers indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable. Bantam Doubleday Dell Teacher's Resource Centre There are biographies of authors, and teaching ideas for several novels (recent ones, like Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen, and old standbys like The Outsiders by S.E. The BookRead Project and BR_Match (WCU MicroNet) The BookRead project links students and teachers with partner classrooms, and with the authors of books they are reading in the classroom. Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site One of the best sites yet for teaching ideas using children's books. Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters Information and activities that teachers may find helpful after a disaster. Children's Literature Association of Utah Includes teaching ideas for all the 1995-96 nominated titles, and annotations for the 1996-97 titles. Cinderella Lesson Plans Collaborative Lesson Archive A place for teachers to share thematic teaching units and lesson plans at any school level.
Pura Belpré Award - "The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children." Lety Out Loud, written by Angela Cervantes and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. Lety Out Loud introduces readers to a variety of immigrant experiences through Lety Muñoz, an English language learner who spends the summer volunteering at an animal shelter. Although initially hesitant to speak out, Lety learns to use her voice to stand up for others. The Other Half of Happy, written by Rebecca Balcárcel and published by Chronicle Books. As Quijana enters seventh grade, she feels in between, grappling with a new school, new friends, and her half-Guatemalan heritage. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar, and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. In this inspiring picture book biography, Denise lyrically shares the life and work of librarian, storyteller, author and library advocate Pura Belpré. ¡Vamos!
Teaching Children Philosophy Candlelight Stories - Fiction, Movies, Games, Audio, Books and N Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading Scholastic Press Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book. With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block. DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, among others, and was recently named the country's national ambassador for young people's literature by the Library of Congress.
YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists - "The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. " *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Looking for great teen books? While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Teen Book Finder App Find YALSA's award-winning books and media and selected lists wherever you are with this app, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Best of the Best
100 Great Children's Picturebooks: Martin Salisbury: 9781780674087: Amazon.com: Books The Site for Books & Readers - Shelfari Teaching Children’s Literature: It’s Critical! Christine Leland is a Professor in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She teaches courses in psycholinguistics, language education, children’s literature, reading methods, and critical literacy. Her book Creating Critical Classrooms (coauthored with Lewison and Harste, 2008) articulates a theory of critical literacy instruction and provides demonstrations of how critical practices can be enacted in elementary and middle school classrooms. Her interest in issues concerning the education of urban children, critical literacy and teacher education are reflected in her numerous journal articles and presentations. Her international work includes partnerships with universities in Kenya, Indonesia, and China. She has been recognized for teaching excellence a number of times, most recently in 2008 when she received the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award.
The Coretta 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." The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. NEW CSK BLOG: Follow the latest news and information from CSK on the brand new CSK Blog! 2017 Author Award Winner The 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner is given to Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for “March Book: Three,” published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works LLC. “March: Book Three,” is a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement through Lewis’ eyes. Co-author John Lewis is the U.S. 2017 Illustrator Award Winner 2017 John Steptoe Award for New Talent Dr. Dr.
Guide to Picture Books What are Picture Books? The phrase "picture book" is commonly used to describe a book, most often written for children,in which the content, whether a story, an alphabet, or a nursery rhyme, to name just a few possibilities, is conveyed through the use of words and pictures in combination or through pictures alone. A picture book differs from an illustrated book in that the pictures it contains form an essential part of the structure of the book. Illustrations are supplements to a work that can stand on its own. Due to physical factors in the bookbinding process, picture books are conventionally 32 pages long. Picture books, thus defined, are a relatively new form of book, originating in the early twentieth century. Types of Picture Books Board BooksBoard books are meant for the youngest readers. Concept BooksConcept books introduce children to a theme such as the alphabet, counting, colors or shapes. Easy ReadersEasy Reader books are also known as Beginning Readers or Early Readers. A.