Children's Book Breaks - Craft ideas, bookmarks,
and writing paper templates for early elementary children's books such as Arthur, Clifford, and others.
Reading Rockets - a project to promote reading by early elementary age students. It is a collaboration between PBS and just about every other group concerned with early literacy. There is a section for librarians which may be found on the menu choice For Other Professionals. There are also a large number of articles - some with teaching activities.
AdLit - All about adolescent literacy. This site is for teachers and parents of students in grades 4 - 12. There are sections on classroom strategies, and videos so that you can see these strategies in action.
Discovering Literature - this is a fascinating site from the British Library. There are 5 modules covering English literature from the medieval period to the 20th century. In addition to essays on literature, it has pictures of original items in the British Library collection. Your students may see a page from Beowulf, and Virginia Woolf's hand written pages of Mrs. Dalloway.
Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book - This
excellent site takes you step by step through the creation of the book Zoom Upstream, written by
Tim Wynn-Jones and illustrated by Eric Beddows. The site visitor will learn how the author got his
ideas, how the illustrator drew the pictures, and how the publishing company prepared the
manuscript for publication. By the National Library of Canada.