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Curriculum Laboratory

Children's & Young Adult Literature

Reviews and Book Descriptions:

  • Searching For Book Reviews For Children's and Young Adult Literature -- A handout on using the tools at the University of Lethbridge, and beyond, to find book reviews.
  • University of Lethbridge Library Global Books In Print database (Available to University of Lethbridge students) -- This site includes standard reviews for each title.
  • 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.
  • Database of Award Winning Children's Literature -- Has over 3,500 titles from 49 children's book awards across five English-speaking countries. It includes short reviews, as well as information on children's literature awards.
  • Carol Hurst's Book Reviews -- Hundreds of reviews of good books, arranged by author, title, and grade level.
  • CM Magazine -- Canadian Review of Materials "is an electronic reviewing journal which reviews Canadiana of interest to children and young adults, including publications produced in Canada, or published elsewhere but of special interest or significance to Canada." It also contains author profiles.
  • Pika -- Library and Archives Canada's database of Canadian children's books, with descriptions, reading and interest levels of titles.
  • Bookspot Reviews -- Links to a number of reviewing sites, including information on literature awards.
  • University of Lethbridge Library Virtual Reference Book Reviews -- Links to a number of other reviewing sites.

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