African Canadian Children’s Books Online

An online information resource presented by the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada

Canadian Award Winners

This database includes all Canadian Children’s Fiction Award Winners. It was first developed as a student project at the University of Winnipeg Library.

Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books Project

The Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books Project website has over 300 annotated print, audiovisual and electronic links to resources, associations, etc. on Canadian children’s literature and international illustration.

Canadian Children’s Literature Database

The PIKA database provides a unique window on Canadian children’s literature. Contained in the database are records for all children’s books held in the National Library’s Canadian Children’s Literature Service Collection — over 35 000 titles. The collection contains Canadian children’s books in English, French and other languages, dating from the 19th century to the present day.

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature

The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. DAWCL has over 10,000 records from 126 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland).

Environmentalist: Children’s and Young Adult Books from around the Globe

A list of books for young readers from around the world that deal with the issue of environmental stewardship. A group of teachers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are working with these books with aid from the Longview Foundation and with the cooperation of Salisbury University.

G-Book Bibliography – Gender Identity: Child Readers and Library Collections

A European bibliography of gender positive books for 3-to-10-year-old children.

Homelessness Research Bibliography (Login Required)

A bibliography of secondary sources about homelessness and young people compiled by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures.

The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)

The ICDL Foundation’s goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.

Native American Themes in Children and Young Adult Books – Cynthia Leitich Smith’s website

A collection of contemporary and historical books about Native American Indian themes including novels, short stories, non-fiction, and picture books

Oxford Bibliographies – Childhood Studies

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Pop-Up and Movable Books: A Tour Through Their History

This site contains a historical sketch of pop-up and movable books. It focuses on books published after 1850, with the exception of paper dolls by S & J Fuller. The purpose of the site is to give an overview of the important artists and publishers involved in creation and distribution of novelty books and, just as importantly, to provide an image for the examples described whenever possible. Although the images are unable to mimic entirely the interactivity of the spectacular originals, a lot of the images are animated to depict the scenes in action. The books featured are part of the Gustine Courson Weaver Collection at the University of North Texas Libraries.


Portolan is an annotated bibliography of Atlantic Canadian books for children and young adults. Atlantic Canada consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.