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Education - Children's Literature in the Classroom

A guide for locating grade-appropriate children's literature for use in the classroom.


Children's Literature in the Classroom


Welcome to UVic Libraries!  My name is Pia Russell, and I'm UVic's Education Librarian.  Throughout this guide I have outlined resources held by UVic Libraries on a variety of special topics related to the use of children's literature in K-12 classrooms.  Thanks for taking a peek at this library guide; let me know if it was helpful.  

If you are looking for library resources related to literary theory and cultural studies approaches to children's literature, please consult the library guide titled:  Children's Literature - Criticism, Interpretation, and History 

Your course instructors are the best sources of information, ask them for their recommendations for useful introductory resources.

Let me know if you have recommendations for additional resources to be listed on this guide, I am always looking for great new resources.




Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is a fantastic place to search for children's literature by reading level, category, or genre.  UVic Libraries doesn't have every book included in the database, but we do have a lot.  Once you find some books in CLCD, then search by title in the UVic catalogue.

Storybooks Canada is "a free open educational resource that promotes literacy and language learning in homes, schools and communities."  

Indigenous Storybooks is an open educational resource making levelled-texts available in Indigenous languages.

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