(from the American Library Association unless otherwise noted)
Newbery Medal : American children's literature (author)
Caldecott Medal : picture books for children (illustrator)
Coretta Scott King Book Awards : African American experience
Schneider Family Book Award : books about disabilities
Alex Awards : adult books for young adult readers (author)
American Indian Youth Literature Award : picture, middle school, young adult
Batchelder Award : translations into English (author)
Belpre Medal : Latino/a cultural experience
Orbis Pictus Award : From NCTE, outstanding nonfiction for children
Geisel Award : beginning readers
Printz Award : young adult (author)
Edwards Award : young adult (author)
Silbert Award : informational books
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award : lasting contribution to children's literature (author)
Carnegie Medal : video productions
Odyssey Award : audiobooks
John Steptoe Award for New Talent : African American experience
ALA Booklists : from the American Library Association, extensive annual lists of best books for children, teens, young adults, reluctant readers, etc.
Example: "Allen Say".
Children's Literature Web Guide: Gateway to Internet resources related to books for children and young adults from the University of Calgary. Includes Authors & Illustrators on the Web: a large list of Web sites about children's authors and illustrators and Children's Book Awards: links to Web sites on major awards and much more.
Authors & Illustrators on the Web: Links to author's Web pages, online interviews, information about online and print biographies.
Cyber Library Authors & Illustrators: Authors, illunstrators, links, articles, reviews.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site: Book reviews and recommendations, integrated curriculum information, and ideas for classroom themes.
Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism: Online book published in 1987 by Linnea Hendrickson that includes "Authors and Their Works" and "Subjects, Themes and Genres".
To search for keywords, select "Search Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism".
The Children's Literature Resource: A variety of links to Websites on Children's Literature, as well as author and publisher sites. Note that some of the pages are out-of-date, some are very current.
Clickinks.com "Children's Literature Corner: This is a list of websites that have a lot of information both on books and authors.
The Lexile Framework For Reading (Lexile.com.) This is a free site that clearly explains the use of lexile (reading) scores for books and materials. It also includes a search box to allow you to check the reading level of a particular title.
Read, Write Think. Org: This website is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association and provides supportive resources for classroom teachers and parents.
Web English Teacher. com: This website provides resources for reading and language teaching. There is an excellent list of author links under the "Children's Literature" link on its home page.
Google: Use this search engine to look for Web sites on for your author. including publisher sites and interviews. Enter author's name in quotes.