Here is a list of links to help you explore the growing number of Web sites devoted to children's literature.
To limit search results to items owned by Central Indiana North Meridian Center, click on Limit To: then select Central Indiana North Meridian Center, from the drop-down menu.
If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, click Keywords to re-execute the search as a keywords search, and then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
The following Library of Congress subject headings are relevant to children's literature:
|Alphabet rhymes||High interest-low vocabulary books|
|Children--Books and reading||Illustrated children's books|
|Children--United States--Fiction||Illustrators--United States--Biography|
|Children in literature||Juvenile fiction (subdivided by theme)|
|Children's literature in series||Limericks, juvenile|
|Children's poetry||Mother Goose|
|Children's reference books||Nursery rhymes|
|Children's stories||Picture books for children|
|Counting-out rhymes||Readers for new literates|
|Folk literature||Talking books for children|
|Toy and movable books|
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and" and "or" in the preceding example) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Best Kids Books: Contains hundreds of reviews of books and audiovisual items for children from infants to teens.
Book Reviews by Kids: Book reviews and ratings written by kids age 18 and under, not searchable; browse only.
Bookhive: Produced by the librarians of the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County (North Carolina), this site includes children's book reviews searchable by age, author, title, and illustrator, plus activities, digital books and stories you can listen to.
Bookhooks: Canadian web site where teens can publish illustrated book reviews.
Building Rainbows: Searchable book reviews and ratings written by kids.
GraphicNovelReporter: Includes reviews of graphic novels, interviews with authors and illustrators, a blog, and more.
KidsReads.com: Includes reviews, children’s books that have been made into movies, links to authors’ web pages, lists of children’s book series, and more.
Picturing Books: Web site on picture books—includes a glossary of terms, online reviews, and activities to accompany Denise I. Matulka’sA Picture Book Primer (c2008).
School Library Journal Reviews: Covers books and audiovisual materials.
SlimeKids: Browse through the large collection of online video book trailers, search the collection of book reviews for kids by kids, and browse through the collection of links to author web pages. Also includes games and other resources for kids.
Spaghetti Book Club: Searchable book reviews written by kids for kids, founded by educator Julie Rosemarin.
Teenreads.com: Includes reviews of new young adult books, author biographies and interviews, advice on starting a book club, and discussion guides.
Teens Read Too: Contains many reviews of young adult books as well as author interviews and news releases about forthcoming books, book excerpts, and lists of award winners.
Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews: Includes book reviews of board and novelty books, chapter books, novels, picture books, and non-fiction from famous children’s literature authors.
World of Reading: Ann Arbor District Library’s collection of reviews written by and for kids from around the world.