This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews, and "must reads." The children's literature section of the site features a wide variety of links and author lists.
Professional Journals About Literature Instruction:
CELA Newsletter http://cela.albany.edu/newsletter.htm
The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, State University of New York, Albany, publishes a newsletter in the fall, winter, and spring. The newsletter addresses a wide range of issues concerning literacy.
The National Council of Teachers of English http://www.ncte.org/
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) publishes many subscription journals including Language Arts for the elementary school level. Many issues are available online to members.
Texts mentioned by teachers or students in this workshop program:
Sounder by William Howard Armstrong Smoky Night by Eve Bunting The Jacket by Andrew Clements Love That Dog by Sharon Creech Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Yolanda's Genius by Carol Fenner Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story About Sojourner Truth by Jeri Ferris The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher
"First Baseball Glove" in Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash by Donald H. Graves The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph Cages by Peg Kehret Drawing Lessons by Tracy Mack The Grand Escape by Phillis Reynolds Naylor A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Hey You! C'Mere: A Poetry Slam by Elizabeth Swados