Children's Literature reviewers read and critically review more than 4,000 books annually. Our mission is to help teachers, librarians, childcare providers and parents make appropriate literary choices for children. Founded in 1993 by Marilyn Courtot, a trained librarian, the review staff has grown to more than 125.
Children's Literature reviewers include book authors, librarians, writers and editors, teachers, children's literature specialists and physicians. Reviewer biographies are available on our website. We pride ourselves on being an independent review source. We are not affiliated with any publisher and accept no advertising.
Each month Children's Literature features interviews with children's book authors and illustrators. Also each month Children's Literature features several sets of themed reviews and these are archived continued reference. We provide thousands of links to author illustrator sites, publishers, kids, parent and teacher resources, children's literature collections, upcoming events relating to children's literature and much more.
The Children's Literature reviews are licensed to Barnes & Noble and to Borders Books for use on their web sites and in store kiosks. The reviews are also licensed to The CLCD Company, LLC which provides subscriptions to the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database. Subscribers include public libraries, elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, publishers and booksellers.
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Children's Literature pulls books together based upon the content, format, or age group of the target audience. We believe that this approach is particularly useful to parents, teachers, school media specialists and librarians. As new books are published, the reviews are added to the appropriate theme. Therefore, we recommend that you periodically browse a topic to see if there are new books of interest.
Meet the Authors and Illustrators
Each month, Children's Literature publishes several new/updated interviews with authors or illustrators. The interviews are often accompanied by reviews of the author or illustrator's books from our extensive database. Many links to author/illustrator websites are also provided.
In addition to the background material for a book, some authors have prepared teaching guides or teaching aids. With the inclusion of trade books in the classroom, these guides can help by making suggestions for a book's use across the curriculum. Some of the guides can be downloaded at no charge, others are previewed and are available at a modest cost (particularly those with audio visual materials). Children's Literature is interested in providing teaching materials that educators, librarians, and school media specialists have developed. If you are interested in providing a guide send us a message or give us a call.
Last Updated 05/11/08
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