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Further Research

Additional National Library of Canada Resources

Read Up On It
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/index-e.html

An electronic version of an annual thematic kit that lists Canadian children's books on various themes as well as award-winning books.

Canadian Children's Literature: Award-Winning Books
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/
childrenliterature/005001-400-e.html

Lists of award-winning Canadian children's books, featuring English titles from 1992 to the present.

Canadian Sites

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
www.umanitoba.ca/cm/index.html

This site contains reviews of children's books, news and author profiles of interest to teachers, librarians, parents and kids.

Just For Kids Who Love Books
www3.sympatico.ca/alanbrown/kids.htm

This site contains book reviews written by children, profiles of authors and children's literature links.

International Sites

BookHive (United States)
www.bookhive.org

This site contains book reviews for various reading levels and genres.

BookReview (Australia)
www.bookreview.com.au

BookReview offers by-subscription access to thousands of reviews written by and for children. Books can be searched by title, author, age group and subject.

Booktalks -- Quick and Simple (United States)
http://nancykeane.com/booktalks

The site features lists of books that could be used for "booktalks" -- presentations that give just enough of the plot of a book to interest the listener and make them want to read more. The site also includes subject listings, lists of books by interest levels and book review sources.

Booktrust (UK)
www.booktrusted.com

An independent educational charity that provides book lists and advice and information about children's books.

Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University (United States)
www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks

An academic website that provides abstracts of over 5 000 children's picture books.

Kidsreads (United States)
www.kidsreads.com

This site provides book reviews, author profiles and interviews, and literary games and contests.

Reading Matters (UK)
www.readingmatters.co.uk/index.htm

This website features books reviews organized by title, author or theme, as well as articles that discuss themes from some of the reviewed books.