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ENGL V18 - Children's Literature and Film: Online Resources

Online Book Recommendations and Finders

California Department of Education's Recommended Literature List
Database of recommended children's literature from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
Use this website to find information on picture books appropriate for children grades preschool through three.  You can search by topic, concepts, and skills.

Cooperative Children's Book Center: Recommended Books
From the library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, find book recommendations, booklists, and award winning books.

Cynthia Leitich Smith: Children's and Young Adult Book Resources
Find children's and young adult booklists, book recommendations, news, and author interviews.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Contains more than 12,000 books from 153 literature awards from multiple English-speaking countries. Includes very detailed search options including the ability to search by suggested reader age, historical setting, ethnicity of protagonist, and more.

Diverse BookFinder
Access a searchable database of multicultural children's books, as well as curated book lists on topics such as adoption, clean water, and race/culture concepts.

Kids Like Us
Find multicultural children's books by age, genre, or subject.

OurStory
Take a quiz to discover books that you may be interested in and find curated book lists and reader guides. Please note, you will need to create an account to access this site.

Social Justice Books
From the non-profit Teaching for Change, find book reviews, booklists, and articles with a focus on diversity and social justice in children's literature.

We Need Diverse Books
A non-profit that promotes diversity in children's literature. Find websites featuring booklists of diverse children's books.