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Here are a list of cool resources to find Children's Books!
All of these links are free resources with no login required!

  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature (DAWCL)  DAWCL has over 10,000 records of award-winning books, taken from 125 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Limit your search by genre, type of protagonist, reading level, and more.

  • #WeNeedDiverseBooks
    We Need Diverse Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Their aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
  • Disability in Kidlit is a blog type site that reviews and discusses books about and/or featuring teens with disabilities. From the site's About section: "Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions examining this topic from various angles—and always from the disabled perspective."
  • Storyline
    Storyline provides a reading experience in video with actors reading books.


Bookmark these blogs, set them as home pages, add their RSS feed to a reader like Feedly, like them on Facebook -- keep up with what's out there in children's and YA books! Your Curriculum Library Specialist Samuel follows these every day, why shouldn't you? These blogs will make excellent resources in the classroom!


  • A Book A Day Almanac 
    Anita Silvey's contribution about days connections and historical information about classics too.
  • Nerdy Book Club
    Three teachers (two elementary, one high school) blog about books for kids and young adults.
  • Scope Notes
    Travis Jonker with up to date news- connected with Kirkus News.

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