An easy-to-use database that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It Includes Meet-the-Author Movies, Book Readings, and Interviews among thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. Every resource has been selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Video Search Guide (3:30)
CLCD is an acquisition, research, and reference database that provides more than 200,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 33 review sources. The CLCD also includes Teaching Tools - lesson plans and teaching guides plus entries for more than 339,000 awards, prizes, best book lists and reading lists entries. The database also provides access to over 30,000 book jacket images as well as information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, Lexile,and Reading Counts. Also included are links to more than 60,000 web pages featuring individual authors or illustrators.
Provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
Bring to life the books your students/children are reading. Awaiting you are 172,000+ videos, audio recordings, activities, and lessons to enrich virtual learning, nicely organized into "For Children & Teens" & "For Educators & Adults"
Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.
Children's / Young Adult Literature
The ERC Collection includes children's literature which is defined as books that are targeted to children under the age of 12, regardless of who else may read them. There are also books aimed at young adult readers between the ages of 12 to 18.
Call Number Guide for ERC Children's Fiction
Fiction (Chapter Books, etc.)
Picture Books (fiction)
Call Number Guide for ERC Children's Non-Fiction Informational Texts and Teaching Materials
Find titles, authors/illustrators, and call numbers for award winners that are available in the Westfield State ERC Collection.
Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."
List of Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
This medal is awarded biennially and is administered by the American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the ALA.
Balpré Medal"The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."
Coretta Scott King Awards"The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values."
These lists were initially created by Hello Literacy's Jen Jones, for Reading Literature (RL) standards 1-10 for grades K-2. Here at the ERC, we have edited and expanded these lists to reflect books that are available in our collection for your convenience and instruction.