CELL and Mount Saint Mary College undergraduates and graduates provided Student Achievement Partnership (SAP) with 150 multicultural texts to help diversify Appendix B of the Common Core. Educators from around the country recommended the books, and awards were consulted:

K-1 Band

2-3 Band

4-5 Band

If you would like to be invited to Dropbox where a complete PowerPoint is posted, please contact Jane Gangi at



African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

283 Books Depicting Black Males Slideshow (Bibliography)

African American Children’s Literature

The Brown Book Shelf

Recent African American and Caribbean Books for Children

American Indian Children’s Literature

American Indians in Children’s Literature

Cynthia Leitich Smith


Asian American Children’s Literature

Best Asian American Children’s Literature

Children’s and YA Books with Asian Heritage Themes

Hispanic Children’s Literature

Barahona Center for Children’s Literature

Bilingual Books Recommended at CELL’s 2014 Conference

Mary Ann Reilly I

Mary Ann Reilly II

Mary Ann Reilly III

Sixty (or so) Books in English and Spanish: Latino, Latina Authors, Illustrators, Books, and Websites



13 Children’s Picture Books Whose Characters Have Special Needs

Children’s Books Focusing on Special/Exceptional Needs, Strengths, and Graces

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Bibliography recommended at the ANYSEED conference held at Mount Saint Mary College, 2014


GENRES: See also the Young Adult Literature Section


Aaron Shephard’s Readers Theater

Lois Walker’s Readers Theater

Narrative Pantomime

Teaching and Performing Literacy: Email to be invited to the wiki

Historical Literature and Current Events: Email for a pdf that integrates multiple genres on history and current events

Informational Texts



          For the Birds: 50 Children’s Books for K-4

          For the Birds, Part 2 — Books for Grades 5-8

Science Books, K-8

Math and Science: Annotated Children’s Books on Math and Science


Recent and Upcoming Poetry Books for Children and Teens

Recent Poetry Books for Choral Reading in Grades 2-8

Sample Arrangements for Choral Reading

Wordless Books

           Wordless Books Published Recently


Activists in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Art and Artists: 47 Children’s Books about Art and Artists

Awards:  National and International Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards

Baseball: Baseball Picture Books

Blues and Jazz: Children’s Books about The Blues & Jazz

Children’s Books to Be Published in 2015

Early Literacy: 100 Books for Early Literacy; 50 multicultural books (first published in Montessori Life)

Genocide, War, Terrorism, and Disaster:

Children’s and Young Adult Literature on Genocide: Cambodia to Darfur

Children’s Literature on War, Terrorism, and Disaster

Recent Books about War & Civil Unrest: Grades 5-8

Imagination: Imagination: 30+ Picture Books That Bring Us Inside Children’s Minds

K-12 Children’s Books about Coal Mining

Male Artists: 15 Favorite Children’s Books about Male Artists

New York City: 100 Children’s Books Set in New York City

Peace: Give Peace a Chance: 40+ Children’s Picture Books

Perservering and Inventing

Picture Books for Teaching Literary Technique

Visually Rich Books: 16 Visually Rich Books for Children & Their Parents from 2013 and 2014

Women Artists: 13 Favorite Children’s Books about Women Artists & Their Images

          Women Athletes


WOW: Worlds of Words (WOW by Kathy Short)–Global Children’s and Young Adult Literature



Autobiography, Biography, and Memoir



Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Graphic Novels

Informational Texts




Realistic Fiction

Short Stories


Comprehensive Bibliography accompanied Encountering Children’s Literature: An Arts Approach (Gangi, 2004)