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Literacy in the Elementary School (62-221)

What's in this guide?


  • Books to check out at Northwest (B.D. Owens Library or Horace Mann Library)
  • Books to borrow from other libraries
  • Recommended books


  • Recommended eBooks from FollettShelf, EBSCOhost, and free web-based collections


  • Links to lists of books by genre (biographies, informational, realistic fiction, poetry, etc.) in B.D. Owens Library and Horace Mann Library

Book Awards

  • Descriptions of children and young adult book awards
  • Links to books that have won (or honor books) in B.D. Owens Library and Horace Mann Library

Literary Elements - Definition and sample books

Author Info

  • Methods for locating biographical information about children and young adult authors
  • Biographies and interviews of juvenile authors


  • Author interviews
  • Book trailers


  • Apps for locating children's literature whiteboard activities 
  • Book talk videos
  • Apps and mobile sites for creating a class catalog of books, locating grade levels for books, and personalizing stories

Lesson Plans

  • Locate lessons and activities provided by publishers of children's literature

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project
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