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Children's Literature Resources

Accelerated Reader Lists

The Corpus Christi Public Libraries has included AR lists for area schools. Click here to see a list for your school.


This website includes information of various fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as various reference material such as Modern English usage, Emily Post etiquette, and pronunciation sounds of words from the English language.

Caldecott Medal Homepage

The Caldecott Medal Winner awards the artist of the most distinguished American picturebook for children.

The Children's Literature Web Guides

Discusses authors, best books, and award winners.


The Classic Reader allows you to read books online. Selected titles and authors include over 600 items.

International Children's Digital Library

A selection of featured books from languages and cultures all over the planet.

Newbery Award Winner

This award recognizes authors of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.

IPL Literary Criticism

The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Simon Says Kids

Get biographical information for various authors and illustrators and also information on bestsellers and new releases.

Texas Bluebonnet Awards

The Texas Library Association Bluebonnet page includes award nominees and previous winners. Site provided by TLA.

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