Grades 3-4
Children's Literature

Authors of Books for Students in Upper Elementary Grades

This list is constantly being updated. Some authors are already linked to websites and others are provided to guide your selection of good authors for this age group. Eventually, all authors will be linked to an online resource.

Websites about Books, Authors and Children's Literature

Instructional Strategies for Using Literature in the Classroom

  • Annual Read-In project is an online interaction between children's authors and illustrators, and K-12 students.
  • BookTalks-Quick and Simple from Nancy Keane provides short and concise book reviews of many popular titles and gives tips for booktalks and reading lists.
  • Susan Taylor Brown's Teaching Guides Database is a free searchable database that helps connect children's books to the classroom curriculum. It is searchable by name, title, and keyword.
  • Book Raps is a book discussion conducted via electronic mail. Individuals or groups of students from across the country or around the world can discuss the scheduled books.
  • Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Website includes a collection book reviews and ways to integrate them into your classroom and recommendations for readers in Grade 3 and Grade 4.
  • is for kids to find information about their favorite books, series and authors. Lots of reading and writing opportunities here.
  • Literature Learning Ladders by Annette Lamb contains Internet resources for award-winning books and other favorites. Check out the newest Newbery and Caldecott book activities! Learn to build your own book-Internet connections.
  • Treasures @ Sea: Exploring the Oceans Through Literature
  • WriteOn Reader is an award winning comprehensive Thinkquest about writing, books, authors, illustrators and much more.

Online Literature for Young Children

  • Aesop's Fables has over 655 Fables, some with a Real Audio segment, as well as over 120 Hans Christian Anderson tales.
  • Chateau Meddybemps Beantime Stories are modern stories designed for online publishing.
  • Cinderella Stories compiles many versions of this classic into an online project.
  • Kids Domain Online Stories has something for everyone; their Jokes collection is impressive as well.
  • features read-aloud picture books, sing-along songs, video song books, poetry, story-writing and illustrating contests and learning games designed for children ages 2-12.
  • Neverending Tale is a choose-your-own-path adventure story where children can actually create their own story by choosing the next line to the story.. Some of the tales have over 2,000 pages!
  • Stories to Grow By includes a marvelous collection of folk and fairy tales to use in your character education program along with multicultural tales. Free lesson plans, writing assignments, and printable worksheets.

Booklists for Young Children

This page last updated June, 2007.

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