Children's Literature Topics
Links to interesting news, thoughts, and websites.
Children's Book Week in the United Kingdom is the first week in October. 2010 emphasis is on international books. Good resources for teachers on specific books and engaging children in reading.
Complete list of 2009 Book Awards for children's and adolescent books from "A cornucopia of awards" by Elizabeth Bleumie in ShelfTalker: A Children's Bookseller Blog
Beloit College Mindset List. overview of what incoming first year college students know about the world.
Blog on children's literature & culture the Nassau Library.
Analyzing covers of YA novels on the website Slatebreakers which covers feminism in YA and KidLit
KiddieRecords: a similar sight with hundreds of children's albums, including covers, details about music and mp3s
Book reviews of children's books: Kidsreads.com
Graphic novels present a problem of organizing and shelving in libraries. 'Whaddaya Got?' Finding Graphic Novels in an Academic Library in Publisher's Weekly Nov 09, 2010
new Comics Blog. Comcisbeat.com
Link to Kaiser Family Foundation's 2010 report on children's media use "Generation M2"
Digital librarian: children's literature pages
Children & Youth in History. A comprehensive site funded by the NEH and jointly created by George Mason University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Fine children's and illustrated book catalog of an Ohio dealer. Lots of cover images
Fantasty book Review. reviews fantasy books for adults, YA and children. Covers older books including Lewis Carroll's books and Pinocchio
Junior magazine, an upscale parenting magazine in the U.K., created a list of The Top 100 Children's books. April 2010. Do you agree?
"It pays to enrich your word power: what kids learn from comics" A blog on NPR's site about what Glen Weldon learned from comics -- such as many vocabulary words and some life lessons.
Chester Comix: a great way to learn about American history from comic books by Bentley Boyd. We read these at home and find them interesting and fun. Great teacher's guides, too.
Free graphic novel teaching guides for The Avengers, The Hulk, Stars Wars and more from ABDO Publishers
ReaderKidZ: a website created by parents and children's authors
History of Pop Up books, great video
Reasons for teaching visual literacy to kids, an article with quotes from Ellen Besson.
CBS Children's Film Festival with Kukla, Fran & Ollie on Saturday mornings in the 1960s and 1970s
MoOM Museum of Online Museums
Teaching Literature from Routledge
Animation World Network. a industry site about animation, graphic novels and CGI.
AdLit.org Adolescent Literature site funded by the Friedman Family Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson. YouTube Video in cool animation. an overview of history of education and ideas on pointing ahead on education. 11:40 min.
The Globe and Mail, a leading Canadian newspaper, publishes a multi-party series on "Failing Boys" about why boys are falling behind in education and why we should care.
Flamingnet.com A site where kids in fourth grade through young adults in college can review the latest books. Each new book is only reviewed once
Articles on Harry Potter when the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is released Nov. 2010
- Harry Potter: A Chronology, from Christian Science Monitor
- Bringing a Wizard's World to Life, from Wall Street Journal on creating Harry Potter films
- How Harry Potter is inspiring muggles to help from Haiti to Darfur. Christian Science Monitor
- Review in The Independent from the UK
- Review in The New York Times
- Harry Potter's Hallowed High Tech, from msnbc.com
- "Why I'll Be at tonight's midnight showing of Harry Potter" from San Jose Mercury
Radio segment of Orson Welles interviewing HG Wells, author of War of the Worlds on KTSA. Two years after Orson Welles aired War of the Worlds adaptation on the radio. YouTube
Blogs about children's literature, YA literature, book collecting
- Seven Things Before Breakfast
- Collecting Children's Books
- ShelfTalker, a children's bookseller blogs at Publisher's Weekly