Children's & Young Adult Literature
Literature Finding Sites:
Tools to Locate Children's and Young Adult Literature [PDF]
- LearnAlberta.ca on our
Digital Resource Subscriptions site (username and password required)
contains 3 comprehensive literature websites (including some Canadian content and authors),
found in the Online Reference Centre:
- Novelist K-8 Plus and Novelist Plus (grades 9-12)
("Your guide to reading") -- Book Reviews, Award
Winners (including all Canadian awards), Recommended Reads, Book Discussion Guides,
Book Talks, Picture Book Extenders,
Author Biographies, Book Lists, Feature Articles, and Genre Outlines.
These sites include standard reviews under each title.
- Teachingbooks.net ("Sharing the
spirit of books and reading") -- Audio Book Readings, Author Interviews,
Author Programs and Author Websites, Book Guides, Booklists, Book Awards.
- The Digital Resource Subscriptions site (username and password required) also contains these literature finding tools:
- Literature Arrangements --
A thematic listing of literature titles with annotations, all linked to the Alberta
curriculum topics for grades K-12, published by Edmonton Public Schools.
Collection Online -- A thematic listing of Aboriginal titles
with annotations, all linked to the Alberta curriculum topics for grades K-12, published by Edmonton Public Schools.
Hurst's Children's Literature site -- 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.
Pika : Canadian Children's Literature Database -- Library and Archives Canada's
database of Canadian children's books, with descriptions, and reading and interest
levels of titles.
Children's Book Centre -- Includes book news, Canadian book awards, author and
illustrator links, children's book publishers, and "Our Choice" book lists.
Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page -- "Those who care about children and
their literature have an obligation to inform themselves of the best and the latest
thinking about the constellation of topics that will enable them to bring the two
together most successfully. The reading bibliography is basic to gaining a rich
background in the field."
- KidLit Children's Literature --
Gives "kids an opportunity to see their works published on the worldwide web."