Monday, June 06, 2016

Bibliotherapy Education Project Resources

Good list of resources for children's bibliotherapy, which I include here in case the site somehow goes away.

Web Sites

Amelia Bloomer Project. ( ) Created by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, books are slected to celebrate strong girls and women.

Children's Literature Web Guide. ( ) 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 . ( 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. ( ) Created by the California Dept. of Education

International Children's Digital Library ( ) 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:

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. ( )
Guys Read: A literacy initiative for boys, Jon Scieszka creator and book author. 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 - ( ) 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,
Children's Picture Book Database - ( ) Created at Miami University, this database offers abstracts of over 4000 children's picture books (preschool to grade three).

BookHive - ( ) 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 Internet:

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site. ( ) 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:

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature ( ) 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 Internet)

Bibliotherapy Education Project ©. ( ) This is the website with the review tool you'll be using!

Healing Story Alliance ( 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 Internet)

Bibliotherapy ( ) 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.