Children's Literature
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature - huge database to search for books depending on your need (age, setting, genre, format, etc.)
Literature Elements - explains what is reader age, format, setting, genre, historical periods, points of view, and more
Ideas for Children's Literature- huge website that gives many different ideas about how to incorportate children's literature into your instruction

Types of Books:
Wordless Picture Books - defines wordless picture books and gives a list of 50 titles
Picture Books - a list of 100 picture books everyone should know
More Picture Books - a list from Scholastic Canada that gives a brief review and some come with a picture of the actual text
Adventure Books - list of adventure books from Scholastic Canada
Fantasy Books - list of fantasy books from Scholastic Canada
Fiction Books - list of fiction books from Scholastic Canada and some link to the author's page
Mystery Books - a list of mystery and suspense books from Scholastic Canada
Historical Books - list of historical books from Scholastic Canada
Books in a Series - tons of books that are part of a series
Non-Fiction and Reference Books - non-fiction books, reference books, teaching ideas, and reading strategies like phonics

Book Lists by age or grade:
Books to Grow On - books titles for infants to three years
Preschool Books - List from Scholastic Canada
I Can Read It - books for children 4-8 years old
100 Best books - books for all ages with links for additional titles for different ages
Reading Lists - by grade levels and by ages

Authors & Illustrators:
Picture Book Illustrators
- huge index of illustrators with contact information and homepages - website that has an index of authors

Visual Literacy and Picture Books
- website that has links and resources on developing strong visual literacy in chidlren

Contemporary Realistic Fiction:
Powerpoint presentation with several defintions for CRF
Contemporary Realistic Fiction powerpoint.ppt