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Children’s Literature
Children's Literature features interviews with children's book authors and illustrators. Also each month Children's Literature features several sets of themed reviews and these are archived continued reference. We provide thousands of links to author illustrator sites, publishers, kids, parent and teacher resources, children's literature collections, upcoming events relating to children's literature and much more.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This is 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.

Great Books for Girls
Eighteen Highly Recommended Books for Girls

Guys Read
Offers a list of books recommended by the webmaster, children's author Jon Sczieska, and others suggested by visitors to the website.
Reading lists, series books, classic titles and the newest titles all are part of along with trivia games, contests, author interviews, and word scrambles.

Random House site for kids. Includes interactive games, contests, and information on Seuss and his works.

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page
Discusses children's literature and its impact on the lives of children.

Awards Awards

Caldecott Medal
The award is given annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal
The award is given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Pura Belpré Award
The award is presented 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 and youth.

Coretta Scott King Award
Given annually to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
The award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Awards
Given annually by PA School Librarians' Assn., this award's purpose is to encourage the young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to read quality books, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's literature, and to honor authors whose work has been recognized by the children of Pennsylvania.

Scott O’Dell Award
Annual award given to a meritorious
historical fiction book published in the previous year for children or young adults. By creating the award, O'Dell hoped to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.

Theodore Seuss Geissel Award
The 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. The winner(s), recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.