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Booklists from the Curriculum Materials Center: Virtual Bulletin Boards

This resource guide identifies lists of teaching resources and juvenile books that are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.


These virtual bulletin boards in a newsletter format were developed because of the COVID pandemic. Resources for lesson planning in the PreK-12 classroom are in a themed format and issued monthly. Resources include online websites, LibGuides, book reviews, videos, and bibliographies available in the Curriculum Materials Center.


August 2020: August Author Board

Celebrate children’s authors whose birthdays are in August. Includes links to their websites and books that can be found in the David & Lorraine Cheng Library.

August 2020: Welcome back

Meet the staff in the Curriculum Materials Center in the Cheng Library, William Paterson University.

September 2020: Banned Books Week

Information on the origin of Banned Books Week.

November 2020: Happy Thanksgiving

Ideas for teaching the other side of the Thanksgiving story.

December 2020: December Celebrations

History and lesson planning ideas for the different holidays celebrated in December.


January 2022: Astronomy: January Sightings

Learn about what can be seen in the winter sky and the dates for the best sightings. 



February 2021: Black History Month

Information on Black history includes websites, books, and resource guides.

March 2021Women's History Month

This year National Women’s History Alliance extended its 2020 theme celebrating the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement.

April 2021:Arab American Heritage Month

 Celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of Arab Americans with these resources. 

May 2021: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The first Japanese immigrants came to America in May 1843 this newsletter contains information for lesson planning.

June 2021: Pride Month

Lesson plan resources, videos, and juvenile books that are available in the Cheng Library to celebrate National PRIDE Month.

July 2021: Schools Out

Summer reading encourages students to form lifelong habits and helps them retain the knowledge and skills learned during the school year.

August 2021: Back To School

Resources to use for the preparation for a new school year.

September 2021: Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, these resources can be used for lesson plans. This newsletter features some books by contemporary Hispanic authors and illustrators.

November 2021: Picture Book Month

Picture books can be used to introduce a lesson in many subjects.

December 2021: Universal Human Rights Month

The theme for 2021 focuses on how rights are the beginning of peace within societies to create a fairer society for future generations.