The primary mission of the Curriculum Library is to serve teacher education students, faculty, and staff. Materials in the library include K-12 textbooks in all major subject areas, award-winning children and young adult books, education monographs, periodicals, course reserves, classroom manipulatives, and audio-visual materials. All current CWU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to check out materials from the library.
The Curriculum Library is located in room 106-1 in Black Hall.
A permit is required for the parking lots adjacent to Black Hall year-round Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily permits are available for purchase at the dispensers near lots I-15 and G-16. The permit must be displayed with the printed information clearly visible on the driver side front windshield in order to be valid. Please refer to CWU's Parking Services for the most up-to-date information about parking on campus.
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Free resources to find children's books
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature (DAWCL)
DAWCL has over 10,000 records of award-winning books, taken from 125 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Limit your search by genre, type of protagonist, reading level, and more.
Cooperative Children's Book Center (UW Madison)
The CCBC provides recommended lists, bibliographies by theme, and links to other resources -- a far-reaching and free resource available via the Web.
International Children's Digital Library
"A Library for the World's Children." Free database includes over 4600 full text picture books from around the world, in 59 languages.
We Need Diverse Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Their aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
Disability in Kidlit
Disability in Kidlit is a blog type site that reviews and discusses books about and/or featuring teens with disabilities. From the site's About section: "Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions examining this topic from various angles—and always from the disabled perspective."
Storyline provides a reading experience in video with actors reading books.
Blogs to follow
A Book A Day Almanac
Anita Silvey's contribution about days connections and historical information about classics too.
Includes classroom experiences with books.
Fuse # 8 Production
From Elizabeth Bird at NY Public hosted at School Library Journal.
Nerdy Book Club
Three teachers (two elementary, one high school) blog about books for kids and young adults.
Travis Jonker with up to date news- connected with Kirkus News.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Eisha Prather and Jules Danielson. They provide amazing interviews of up-and-coming authors and illustrators.