Good list of resources for children's bibliotherapy, which I include here in case the site somehow goes away.
Amelia Bloomer Project. (http://libr.org/FTF/bloomer.html
) Created by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table
of the American Library Association, books are slected to celebrate strong girls
Children's Literature Web Guide. (http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
) This highly cited source from the University of Calgary has lists of
award winners, teaching ideas, links to authors' home pages, book
reviews and more!
CCBC: Cooperative Children's Book
Center . ( http://www.soemadison.wisc.edu/ccbc/)
Includes topic bibliographies (e.g., family, grief & loss, social justice),
book reviews, discussion forums, videos of author & artist lectures, recommended
book lists and more. From the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten
through Grade Twelve. (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/ll/
) Created by the California Dept. of Education
International Children's Digital
) provides access to hundreds of digitized children's books from around the
world. Books are searchable, or browsable by multiple categories, title, author,
etc. A project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive (annotation
from the Librarians' Index to the Internet: http://lii.org/)
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) "Book and Media Awards"
page has links to lists of their award winners. Annotations often include
the reasons the book was chosen for a given award. (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/index.cfm
Guys Read: A literacy initiative
for boys, Jon Scieszka creator and book author. http://www.guysread.com/
Designed to help boys find books that they'll like to read.
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and
Adolescents - (http://www.csusm.edu/csb/ ) A
searchable database of more than 5,500 recommended books in Spanish
for children and adolescents published around the world. Site is
available in English and Spanish. (annotation from Librarians' Index
to the Internet, http://lii.org)
Children's Picture Book Database - (http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/
) Created at Miami University, this database offers abstracts of over
4000 children's picture books (preschool to grade three).
BookHive - (http://www.bookhive.org/ ) A
searchable collection for brief reviews of hundreds of children's
books, also browsable by category. Search for books by author, title,
illustrator, reading level, reading interest, or page length. Readers
may add their comments on individual books. Some titles include
parental notes about awards and/or content. From the Public Library of
Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, whose librarians
write the reviews. (annotation from the Librarians Index to the
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site. (http://www.carolhurst.com/ ) This
is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to
use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities
about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional
topics….use the Curriculum Areas link for helpful hints in
finding books in a variety of subject areas…. The site is
focused on preK - 8th grade. (annotation from the Librarians Index to
the Internet: http://lii.org)
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature (http://www.dawcl.com/ ) Search this
database to locate award winning juvenile books that fit your
criteria. Many features can be specified including age, genre, award,
ethnicity of protagonist, gender of protagonist, historical period,
and more. Produced by a Reference Librarian at California State
University San Bernardino (annotation from Librarians' Index to the
Bibliotherapy Education Project ©.
) This is the website with the review tool you'll be using!
Healing Story Alliance (http://www.healingstory.org/) This
beautifully designed Web site showcases the resources available from this National
Storytelling Network special interest group whose purpose is "to explore and
promote the use of storytelling in healing." The site features a story database
searchable by author, title, format, and category. Includes storytelling guidelines,
articles, book reviews, resources, a bibliography, "Stories for Children in
Crisis" archive, newsletters, a journal, a story discussion list, and membership
information. (annotation from Librarians' Index to the
) provides a short list of books dealing with various issues such as violence,
family problems, mental illness. Created by the Curriculum Resource Center at
Mabee Library of Washburn University.