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Helpful Websites

Association for Library Service to Children : ALSC is the American Library Association's division for children's librarians. Here you'll find a wealth of knowledge about topics like award winners and how illustrations work in a storytime context. 


Caldecott Medal : The ALSC grants the prestigious Caldecott Medal for American picture books. Check here to see previous award winners, and learn about the criteria they use to judge a book valuable.

Ezra Jack Keats Award  : Don't stop with the Caldecott! Ezra Jack Keats broke the children's book color barrier with his classic Snowy Day. Look here for how the award that bears his name judges value. This is a good place to examine principles of multiculturalism.

...But don't stop there! Those are just a couple of picture books awards. What awards did your book choices win? What were the criteria for winning?

Public Libraries

Hennepin County Library : Remember your audience and venue. Try perusing Hennepin County Library's website--or that of your own local public system--to learn more about how they market and educated about early literacy and children's books.
Helpful Databases
Try these databases for articles on children's literature, picture books, and value. Remember that it's unlikely authors will write specifically about your chosen books.



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Cite Your Sources (MLA)
MLA Quick Guide
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
This website offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page.
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Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.

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