English Language Arts Standard A Reading/Literature Selected Resources List



The following sampling of resources may be useful to school districts as they develop language arts curricula based on the Reading/Literature standards. Some of the sources listed provide more reading lists than those mentioned.

American Library Association (ALA) (1-800-545-2433)

Best Books for Young Adults. Annual list of the best fiction and nonfiction for young adults.
The Coretta Scott King Awards Books: From Vision to Reality. Award-winning children's and young adult books published between 1970-1993 and written or illustrated by African-American book creators.
Notable Children's Books. An annual listing of between 50-80 books.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound. A 16 page annotated brochure with titles in fiction, non-fiction, biography, theater, and fine arts.
Top One Hundred Countdown: Best of the Best Books for Young Adults. Top 100 titles for young adults from the past 25 years.

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), School of Education, UW-Madison, (608)263-3720.

CCBC Choices. Annual, annotated bibliography of children's and young adult literature. Send self-addressed, stamped business envelope to CCBC, 4290 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706.
Multicultural Literature of Children and Young Adults. Annotated bibliography of over 400 publications by or about African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans. Available from Department of Public Instruction. (1-800-243-8782)

International Reading Association (IRA) (1-800-336.READ)

Children's Choices. New children's books selected by children and grouped by reading levels.
Favorite Paperbacks for 1994. Over 100 popular paperbacks.
Magazines for Kids and Teens. Descriptions of more than 200 magazines from around the world.
Teacher's Choices. Teachers' selections of new books for children and adolescents.
Young Adults' Choices. New books selected by young adult readers.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) (1-800-369-6283)

Books for Junior High. Literature especially suitable to the junior high/middle school years and ways to approach that literature with students.
Books for You: A Booklist for Senior High Students, 11th ed. Nearly 800 plot summaries of current books of high literary quality.
Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8. An annotated bibliography of 400 books selected by content specialists featuring books published between 1990-1992.

The New Standards Project (NSP) (202-783-3368)

The New Standards Project has lists of recommended books at elementary, middle, and high school levels. The mailing address is 700 Eleventh Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001.

Selected Websites

Note: the following websites were visited on November 16, 1997. Users should be aware that websites are frequently changed.

Children's Literature Web Guide [http://http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storcont.html] Comprehensive page of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.
Cooperative Children's Book Center [http://www.soemadison.wisc.edu/ccbc/] A children's and young adult literature site created especially for teachers and librarians in Wisconsin. Includes reviews.
Project Bartleby[http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/] An archive of actual texts of classic works on the Web.
Project Gutenberg [http://promo.net/pg/] Another archive of actual texts of classic books.

Content Standard A

For questions about this information, contact Emilie Amundson (608) 267-3726