Friday, January 29, 2010

Find Great Children's Literature

The Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature is a searchable database of more than 7,000 award-winning books for children. DAWCL was developed and is maintained by reference librarian Lisa Bartle. There are many ways to search the database to locate books which will appeal to your students and will meet your instructional needs. In addition to the typical search options of keyword, author, and title you will find search options like the age of the reader, historical period, genre, setting, and gender of protagonist.

Applications for Education
DAWCL could be a great resource for elementary school teachers that need to compile lists of books that will appeal to a wide range of students. After locating titles you might want to put them into a "bookshelf" in Google Books where parents and other teachers can browse through them.