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Welcome to the Library Guide for the LTA Children's Service course -LIBR 203. This guide includes resources that may be helpful as you complete assignments and projects for this course as well as for when you are working in a library!
Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by
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The work covers 150 years of children's literature in many cultures: The United States, Great Britain, Canada, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators.
Children's Discussion Listservs
There are many discussion listservs that pertain to children's services. I have found these lists to be a great place to get ideas and ask questions of our fellow library workers. These are just a few lists but there are many more specific ones available to you through ALA, the Indiana State Library and other organizations.
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.
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
For a comprehensive list use the Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature. The DAWCL has almost 7,000 records from 50 awards across five English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom).
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Two children's librarians created this website full of youtube videos, programming ideas and music playlists. A wonderful resource!