Web Resources

A collection of sites that offer copyright-free, and copyright-friendly images.

Every January, the American Library Association announces the winners of the major children's literature awards. This website brings together information about the awards and each of the winners. It can be used in presentations, in work stations for students, or to augment print book displays. Students can navigate the books according to their own interests, or a teacher can choose which ones to highlight.

For the 2021 Awards, the other members of my department preferred a Google Slides resource, which can be found here. I have made similar resources for the 2021 MCBA and the 2021 VLUS Summer Reading Choices.

The Fairness Timeline is a collaborative project for teachers and students in grades 2-4, exploring the fight for civil rights throughout American history through nonfiction picture books. This site is a rough draft of a potential multi-media version.

The Covid-19 shutdown of 2020 provided an opportunity to create the kind of resource that I think all libraries should be creating- a comprehensive, curated collection of web-based resources. This is an evolving project. Some of it has been incorporated into my library website.