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The BookHive: Your Guide to Children's Literature & Books


"A guide to children's literature and books sorted into categories by genre and reading level... this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews... parental notes... Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator." http://www.bookhive.org/

The Booklist Center


"The Booklist Center provides the largest selection of international book lists on the web in all age groups and categories. The site contains the lists with the award-winners listed by year." http://home.comcast.net/~dwtaylor1/  NEED TO CHECK

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." http://www.carolhurst.com/

Children's Book Council


"The Children’s Book Council is the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations." http://www.cbcbooks.org/

Children's Literature Network


"This is a nonprofit organization in the State of Minnesota whose members include authors, illustrators, teachers, home educators, professors, librarians, media specialists, children's literature students, editors, publishers, art directors, booksellers, book reviewers, parents and grandparents, children's book enthusiasts." http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org

Encyclopedia Mythica 


A internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. http://www.pantheon.org/mythica

National Book


National Book Awards is organized by the National Book Foundatin. Young poeple's literature is included in the awards. http://www.nationalbook.org

Quick Picks


Quick picks for reluctant young adult readers and top 10 quick picks for young adults (YALSA).

Reading Zone


The reading zone is part of the Internet Public Library  and provides links to books, authors and more. http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/browse/rzn0000

YALSA's Teen Book Finder

An free app for the Young Adult Library Services Association to locate YA literature. Each day three titles from database are listed, ability to search for books by author, title, award, genre, to locate books using Worldcat and to create your own booklist.

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