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Databases for Teachers and Librarians
These online subscription databases are useful for finding children's literature. The Cheng Library will not have many of the titles listed. You may need to use your local public or school library.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Contains over 1 million bibliographic records and more than 155,000 full-text reviews of children's books from a large variety of review sources. [1761 - present]
NoveList K-8 Plus
Subject access for over 59,000 fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Also offers full-text reviews for sources like School Library Journal and Booklist. Includes access to teacher resources for promoting reading, articles on teaching with fiction, scripts of book talks, and tips on using picture books as a springboard to interesting and educational activities. Cost: Free through NJ State Library.
Free Online Databases for Children's Books
These online databases that are freely available on the web:
Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
This site offers a database with abstracts of over 5000 children's picture books, accessible by keyword or subject search screens. Especially useful for identifying children's historical fiction books, via the Social Studies/History subject heading links.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Compiled and indexed by librarian, Lisa R. Bartle, this database can create tailored reading lists of quality children's literature. Indexes over 8000 titles and 91 book awards from English speaking countries.
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