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Children’s Book Week May 5, 2011

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Looking for a reason for a celebration? Then Children’s Book Week is a good “excuse” to bring some festivity into the classroom as you share some fabulous literature with your students.

Here are a few to get you started…

2011 Caldecott Award winner – A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead

2011 Newbery Medal winner – Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

other random favorites:

Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein

The following links feature a variety of resources including book reviews and activities:

Children’s Literature Networkyour independent connection to the world of literature for children and teens

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Databasefeaturing book reviews, author interviews, and thousands of links to resources

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literaturecompiled by a reference librarian featuring 8,700 records

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Sitecollection 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

Children’s Literature Association encouraging high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children’s literature, featuring a variety of resources

The future of print: 21 interesting e-books for kids 

Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers – Podcasts for Grades K-5


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