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Using Children's Literature to Teach in Today's Classroom: Reference Books

A list of resources supporting the use of children's literature in today's classroom, including a representative list of children's books that have been, or can be, used by teachers.

About these Resources

Some of the best Library resources are PRINT items. Many of the education reference tools listed here, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc., can be found on the shelves of the NYIT Library in the locations indicated. Other items listed here are electronic/online resources (e-books).

*The Library has photocopiers, but you'll need flex funds on your student ID to use them. Cost: 10 cents per copy. 


Reference Books / Print & Online (Electronic)


The following reference resources are a great place to start gathering solid background information on topics in the discipline of Education, including using children's literature in the classroom. Though substantially representative of Library holdings, this is only a PARTIAL list:
Caldecott Award:  The Winners and the Honor Books Z1037.A2 W65 1992 OW
Children's and Young Adult Literature Handbook: A
Research and Reference Guide
Z1037.A1 G475 2005 OW
Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature             PN1008.5 .C66 2003 OW
Dictionary of Education ONLINE
Encyclopedia of Education ONLINE
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education ONLINE
Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature PN1009. .A1 0775 2010 OW
Informational Picture Books For Children Z1037 .A1 C54 2000 OW
International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Lit. PN1008.5 .I57 2004 OW
Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature ONLINE
World Education Encyclopedia ONLINE

*The above PRINT reference books do NOT circulate and are for IN-LIBRARY use only. To find CIRCULATING books, which you CAN borrow, consult the NYIT online catalog BEARCAT.

**If you browse among these call numbers on Library shelves, you'll find additional pertinent education resources in print format.
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