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  Australia
   
  About Australia

Children's Book Council of Australia- CBCA's Notables, published every year since 1992, an annotated list of books selected from all of the entries submitted for final judging to the Book of the Year Awards:
http://cbca.org.au/awards.htm

Aussie Reviews, a website that reviews the best of Australian books, websites and more:
http://www.aussiereviews.com/

Rapid Reviews of Australian YA LIterature by Jenny Connor, for the website of the School of Education Division of the Dept. of Education, Tasmania:
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/...

OzLit — Australian Literary Resources, a great reource for up-to-date information about Australian literature; includes a fully searchable Books & Writers database:
http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts/ozlit.html

 
  About Asia

Children's Books About Asia, a book list from Austral Ed, a book supplier specializing in the supply of books to overseas International Schools and Universities, especially in Asia:
http://www.australed.iinet.net.au/books_about_asia.html

 
  Multicultural Books

Austral Ed, an Australian book supplier which also creates booklists of children's titles, with an emphasis on international and multicultural children's books; includes lists of books about Aboriginal cultures, books from New Zealand, and books from around the world that are available in Australia; also produces a biannual newsletter:
http://www.australed.iinet.net.au/Book_news.html

 
  About
Peace and War

Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation suggested list of international children's books that help promote peace and understanding (2010):
http://www.tlpeace.org.au/...2010.pdf

 
  Recommended Reading

White Ravens - Australia, Australian books included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 2007:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/...

 
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  Canada
   
  About Aboriginal Peoples

"Aboriginal Stories" issue of Read Up On It, published by the Canadian Library and Archives' Children's Literature Service, also available in pdf format (2006):
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-060000-e.html

First Nations, Métis & Inuit: selected children's books
, compiled by the University of Saskatchewan:
http://library.usask.ca/education/files/Guides/natamer.pdf

First Nations, First People, reading list compiled by the Vancouver Public Library:
http://www.vpl.ca/books_dvds_and_more/item_list/book_lists/1678/C201

Exploring Aboriginal Culture: Select Bibliography of Children's Books by and about Aboriginal Peoples
http://www.landscapesmag.com/teachers/lessonplans/Aboriginal.pdf

First Nation Communities Read - titles submitted to the program in 2009:
http://www.bookcentre.ca/first_nation_communities_read_2009

Some Aboriginal Books by and for Parents to Read to Children, compiled by the University of British Columbia:
http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/EDST/426/951/10/aboriginalbooks.pdf

Fiction, non-fiction and internet resouce lists compiled by the Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement, a section of Library and Archives Canada: books about Aboriginal People, the Beothuk, the Haida, the Inuit, the Métis, the Mi'kmaq, the Nisga'a, the Plains Cree and the Wendat (Huron).

A List of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Library Collections:
http://library2.usask.ca/native/directory/english/collections.html

Resources for Teachers from the Government of Canada Aboriginal Canada Portal:
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/eng/ao31045.html

Plains First Nations, a reading list of picture books, chapter books and non-fiction compiled by the Red Deer Public Library (2005)
http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/plainsfirstnations.htm

 
  About China

Books for Kids from the Toronto chapter of the organization Families with Children from China (FCC) , a list of books that "may be adoption related or include interracial or Asian families"; compiled December 2000. A good starting point for finding multicultural children's books (including teaching material) available in Canada:
http://www.fcctoronto.org/kbooks.pdf

 
  About Music

A Symphony of Words, a comprehensive reading list of books with a music theme in English and French from Read Up On It, an annual e-publication from the Canadian Library and Archives' Children's Literature Service (2000):
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/lib/bib/nofcn_e.html

 
  About Refugees

Refugees, a reading list of picture books, chapter books and non-fiction compiled by the Red Deer Public Library (2006):
http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/refugees.htm

 
  Asian Canadian Books

Asian Canadian Books, a list of children's books with links to publishers' websites, compiled by AsianCanadian.net (2004):
http://www.asiancanadian.net/childrenbk.html

Fiction, Non-fiction and Internet resouce lists compiled by the Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement, a section of Library and Archives Canada, for young people to understand who Canadians' ancestors are and how they settled in Canada, including Chinese and Japanese.

 
  Recommended Reading

Contemporary Canadian Adult Fiction with Appeal to High School Readers, compiled by Resource Links (2010):
http://www.resourcelinksmagazine.ca/featuredArticle/2010_october

Cultural Diversity, a reading list of picture books, chapter books and non-fiction compiled by the Red Deer Public Library (2006):
http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/culturaldiversity.htm

One Hundred Best Canadian Books for Children compiled by Toronto Public Library:
http://kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca/genCategory15785.html

White Ravens - Canada, Canadian books included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 2007:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org...

 
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  India
   
  About India

Teach India Project offers reading lists on different topics, such as Indian History, arts & crafts, child labor, etc:
http://www.teachindiaproject.org/Booklists.htm

Once Upon an India by Namrata
http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/Namrata.html

Tulika Books' archive of articles and papers - a library of the editors' thoughts and opinions on writing and publishing for children in India:
http://www.tulikabooks.com/EDITORS.HTM

The Insight India website posts a list of books - mostly published in India - to help readers discover the traditional tales of different Indian states:
http://www.judypat.com/india/childbk.htm

The India Parenting website offers simple biographies of Indian personalities, Indian legends, Panchatantra and Jakata tales, and more:
http://www.indiaparenting.com/stories/

 
  Recommended Reading

South Asia and South Asian diaspora in children's literature, an extensive annotated bibliography-in-progress by writer Pooja Makhijani, which includes many books written by authors from India and the Indian diaspora:
http://www.poojamakhijani.com/sakidlit.html

South Asian Books for Children and Young Adults, including books about India and the Indian Diaspora; an annotated reading list by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium:
http://wioc.wisc.edu/pac/readings/south-asia-books.pdf

White Ravens Catalog - India, Indian books available in English included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 2007:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org...

 
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  New Zealand
   
  About Music

Music, a picture-book list created by Kids' Team at Auckland City Libraries/Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero:
http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/new-and-recommended/recommendedlists/kids/Music.aspx

Music Month for Kids, more picture-books plus middle-grade readers from Kids' Team at Auckland City Libraries/Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero :
http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/new-and-recommended/...

 
  Recommended Reading

Notable Books reflecting the achievements of New Zealand authors and illustrators.selected every year by judges from the Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust; divided into four categories: Picture book, Junior fiction, YA fiction and Non-fiction:
http://www.storylines.org.nz/Awards/Notable+Books+List.html#Lists

Pageturners — Books you can’t put down, excellent suggestions for Younger and Older Fiction from Christchurch City Libraries/Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi; not all written by New Zealand authors, but very popular among New Zealand young readers:
http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Childrens/ReadingLists/Pageturners.asp

White Ravens Catalog - New Zealand, New Zealand books included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 2007:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org...

 
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  Philippines
   
  Recommended Reading

Mga Alamat: Myths in the Philippines Folk Literature:
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/folktales/mythsintroduction.htm

Philippine Children's Books
in three parts, compiled by IJsselstein (2002/2007):
http://www.bohol.ph/article37.html

Recommended Filipino Children's Books
, compiled by Rizalina Labanda (2007):
http://www.pbby.org.ph/links-sally.html

Recommended Reads
, by Zarah Gagatiga:
http://www.pbby.org.ph/links-zarah.html

White Ravens Catalog - Philippines
, books from the Philippines in English included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 1999:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org....

 
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  UK
   
  About Refugees

Books and videos for Children and Young People about Refugees - a list to download from Welcome to Your Library:
http://www.welcometoyourlibrary.org.uk/...

Children's Books booklist aimed at younger readers compiled by the UK Refugee Council:
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/practice/basics/books/children

Immigration, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, three book lists put together by "news from nowhere", Liverpool's not-for-profit Radical & Community Bookshop: Books for Children, Books for Teenagers, and Young Refugees.

Refugees, Migrations, Escaping Persecution, suggested reading from the Willesden Bookshop, which specializes in books from around the world:
http://www.willesdenbookshop.co.uk/sections/section06/section06.htm

 
  Recommended Reading

News from Nowhere: Children's and Teenage Books:
http://www.newsfromnowhere.org.uk/books/DisplayCategoryBooklist.php?CatID=13

The Guardian's List of Best Children's Books Ever :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/may/12/best-childrens-books-ever

White Ravens Catalog - Great Britain, British books included in the White Ravens catalog between 1993 and 2007:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org

 
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  USA
   
  About Adoption

Interracial Family Themes in Picture Books, including adoption stories, by Cynthia Leitch Smith:
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/diversity/multiracial/...

Readers' Guide to Adoption-Related Literature, a rich website compiled by William L. Gage. Reading lists include fiction and non-fiction for children and adults in categories such as transracial adoption, single parents, LGB, open adoption, birth parents, adoptive parents, etc.:
http://wmlgage.com/readersguide/

 
  About African Americans

African American booklist from the Seattle Public Library:
http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children...

African American Booklist from NEA's Read Across America:
https://www.nea.org/grants/13542.htm

Black Girlhood, booklist from The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/blackgirlhood_oct2010.html

 
  About Asians
and Asian Americans

Asian American booklist from the Seattle Public Library:
http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children...

Asian American Bibliography, compiled and annotated by children's book author Greg Leitich Smith, a series of book lists including Chinese and Chinese American, Japanese and Japanese Heritage, Korean and Korean Heritage, and Interracial Family Themes.

Asian American Booklist, NEA's Read Across America reading list for K-12:
http://www.nea.org/grants/29506.htm

Asian Pacific American Heritage (2), a comprehensive booklist compiled by Sarah Okner and Sarah Park for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; sections include Contemporary, Internment, Adoption, War and Colonialism, Historical and Folktales (2007):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/asianheritage_mar2007.html

Asian Pacific American Heritage (1) a comprehensive booklist compiled by Sarah Park for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; sections are Korean and Korean American, Chinese and Chinese American,Taiwanese and Taiwanese American, Japanese and Japanese American, Hmong and Hmong American, Asian Indian and Asian Indian American, Vietnamese and Vietnamese American, Filipino and Filipino American, Pacific Islander, and More (2005):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/asianheritage_may2005.html

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Children's Literature, reading lists compiled by Dr. Robert F. Smith, Professor Emeritus, Towson University; includes books by and about Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and Vietnamese Americans.
http://www.multiculturalchildrenslit.com

Bibliographies of the Korean Diaspora, including Folk Tales, Middle-Grade Readers, Newer Books, Older Readers and Picture Books, compiled by Sarah Park:
sarahpark.com

Children's Books by Chinese American Authors: An Annotated Bibliography, a Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) annotated book list compiled by Zheng Ye Yang (2000/2004):
http://www.cala-web.org/node/170

China and Chinese-American Life: Books for Children and Young Adults, an extensive list of titles compiled by the Cary Memorial Library, in Massachusetts(1996):
http://www.carylibrary.org/children/pdfs/china.pdf

Internment Books for Kids by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, IMDiversity.com contributing editor; the titles on this list sensitively address tough themes of discrimination and friendship in wartime:
http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/asian/history_heritage/archives...

Our Asian Heritage: Children's Books on the Asian American Experience, compiled by the San Francisco Public Library:
http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000154101

Powerful Asian-American Images Revealed in Picture Books, compiled by Kay E. Vandergrift, professor at Rutgers University; a list of picture books which include "realistic images of Asian and Asian-American children"; not annotated, but extensive:
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/ChildrenLit/asian.html

Selected East Asian Books for Children compiled by Mary Miller for the University of Pittsburgh's East Asian Library (last updated 2006):
http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/eal/EAS-K12_book1-6.htm

South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora in Children's Literature, an extensive annotated bibliography-in-progress by writer Pooja Makhijani; well worth a thorough exploration:
http://www.poojamakhijani.com/sakidlit.html

South Asian Books for Children and Young Adults, an annotated reading list by Rachel Weiss for the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium:
http://www.southasiaoutreach.wisc.edu/...

 
  About Children's Poetry

A Highly Subjective Guide to Children's Poetry by children's poet Bruce Lansky:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=178509

Borderless World: Multicultural Poetry for Children and Young Adults by Debjani Chatterjee:
http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/DChatterjee.html

Poetry Booklist from the Monroe County Public Library:
http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/booklists/poetrybib.html

The Essential Children's Poetry Collection
Two respected children's literature consultants, Sylvia Vardell and Bernadette Nowakowski recommend poetry for school and public librarycollections:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/children/essential/rea

Top 10 Children's Poetry Books by Elizabeth Kennedy:
http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/poetry/tp/poetry.htm

 
  About China

China Books and Resources for Children, a list of non-fiction picture-books from A China Family Adventure:
http://www.china-family-adventure.com/china-books-for-children.html

For Kids: Books About China, extensive list of titles compiled by Marilyn Shea of the Department of Psychology of the University of Maine at Farmington (1996, 2010):
http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/kids.html

Chinese Culture and Folklore, compiled by Louisville Free Public Library (last updated 2009):
http://www.lfpl.org//kids/kids-booklist-ChineseCultureandFolklore.htm

 
  About Holidays

7 Good High Holiday Books for Children by Ariela Pelaia for About.com (2009):
http://judaism.about.com/b/2009/09/04/7-good-high-holiday-books-for-children.htm

2010 Holiday Roundup from KidsReads.com: and there's also 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and earlier...

Best Children's Books about Kwanzaa: Fiction and Non-fiction by Elizabeth Kennedy for About.com:
http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/holidays/tp/kwanzaa.htm

Best Hanukkah Books for Children, 5book lists compiled for Helium: Children's Literature (2009):
http://www.helium.com/knowledge/290315-best-hanukkah-books-for-children

Chinese New Years Recommended Reading - Kids Books for Chinese New Year, extensive annotated book list from Apples4theteacher.com:
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/kids-books/

Holiday Books for Kids from Common Sense Media:
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-lists/holiday-books-kids

 
  About Japan Fiction about Japan in the Elementary Curriculum, article (1997) by Mary Hammond Bernson, at the time Associate Director of the East Asia Center at the University of Washington; contains "some favorite titles" (though more an article that helps teachers choosing fiction about Japan that fits the elementary school curriculum, than a book list):
http://spice.stanford.edu/docs/141
 
  About Latinos
/ Hispanic Americans

Bilingual Booklist/Lectura Recomendada, compiled by the National Education Association (NEA); includes books that have Spanish and English editions:
http://www.nea.org/grants/29504.htm

Books of Hispanic Interest, compiled by the Brazoria County Library:
http://bcls.lib.tx.us/treehouse/parents/hispanic.asp

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the New York Public Library:
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=56

Hispanic Heritage, a booklist selected and annotated by Kelly A. McCusker for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/Hispanic_sep2005.html

Latino annotated booklist from the Seattle Public Library:
http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children...

Libros de Historia en Español: Recent Noteworthy History Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, by Isabel Schon, a former Director of the Baharona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University in San Marcos, California (2001):
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ht/34.3/schon.html

 
  About the Middle East

Middle Eastern annotated booklist from the Seattle Public Library:
http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children...

Middle East, a compilation of themed Reviews written for Children's Literature, contributed by Emily Griffin with an introduction by Karen Legett:
http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/th_middleeast.html

 
  Mobile Libaries

Traveling Libraries and Heroic 'Book People': Inspiring children's books about getting books to people in remote places and difficult circumstances by Abigail Sawyer, PaperTigers book reviewer; writer and editor, USA
http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/ASawyer.html

 
  About Mongolia

Taking a step into children's books about Mongolia
by Marjorie Coughlan, PaperTigers Editor
.http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/MCoughlan5.html

 
  Multicultural Books

50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know (last updated 2010) and 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know (2006): book lists from the Cooperative Children's Book Center, linking to their own book reviews. You can also find an earlier version of 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know (2006) on the NEA (National Education Association) website.

Around the World in 40 Books, a booklist selected and annotated by Kelly A. McCusker for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/around_dec2006.html

Around the World in 80 Books, Selected Literature from the Past Decade for Children and Young Adults. Compiled by Kathleen T. Horning
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. November 2011http://wioc.wisc.edu/events/childlit/docs/2011-Horning.pdf

 

Be a World Traveller: Read About Other Cultures, a booklist compiled bt Red Deer Public Library (2006)
http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/culturaldiversity.htm

Books About Multicultural Topics: Explore Your World, separate booklists of books about Africa, African Americans, Asia, Asian Americans, the Caribbean, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Jewish Life, Latin America, and the Middle East (last updated April 1999):
http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/booklists/multicultural.html

Celebrating Diversity: 2005-06 Materials for Children and Young Adults, list of titles compiled by Bethany Templeton for the University of Iowa; features picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore and non-fiction books under diverse religious and bi-racial categories, as well as a Gender Roles section:
http://www.education.uiowa.edu/.../CelebratingDiversityBibliography05-06.pdf

Diversity List for Children and Multicultural Books booklists (both updated 2010) from the Bank Street College Children's Library:
http://www.bankstreet.edu/childrenslibrary/booklists

Growing Up in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe, five book lists compiled by the International Relations Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) as part of their project Around the World: Books as Passports to Global Understanding:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/.../GrowingUpAroundWorld.cfm

How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books, an article from Scholastic's magazine for teacherscontaining fifty recommendations, covering Native American, Latino, Asian American, African-American and Jewish cultures; written by Peggy K. Ford, Gonzalo Ramirez, Bill Vanderhoof, Etta Miller and Luther B. Clegg:
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757

Multicultural Reading, an extensive annotated bibliography compiled by author Cynthia Leitich Smith:
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/diversity/multicultural/multi_biblio.htm

Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, list compiled by Kathleen T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison (updated annually):
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=143

We the People Bookshelf, annual themed bookshelves compiled by the National Endowment for the Himanities in the US, including: A More Perfect Union (2010-2011), Created Equal (2008-2009), Pursuit of Happiness (2007-2008), Becoming American (2006-2007), and Freedom (2005-2006):
http://www.wethepeople.gov/bookshelf/index.html

 
Multilingual

Multilingual Children's Books: A English speaking Parent's List, an annotated bibliography by Wendy E. Betts. Last Updated 04/13/11
.http://www.windowsill.net/multi.html

 
  About Music

40 Books about the Arts, including a selection about music.
Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren and Megan Schliesman for the Cooperative Children's Book Center (2003):

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=65

Classics for Kids, a list of books for all ages covering the history of Western classical music:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/parents/resources.asp?category=Nonfiction

Music Reading List for young children from StoryPlace:
http://www.storyplace.org/PRESCHOOL/activities/readinglist.asp?id=52

Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens, including a "Notes on a Page: Books about Music" section. Compiled by Megan Schliesman, for the Cooperative Children's Book Center (updated annually):
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=259

YA Music, booklist selected and annotated by Laura Rancani for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/YAmusic_2009.html

 
  About Native Americans

Native American selection from The Seattle Public Library:
http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_children...

Native American Booklist from NEA's Read Across America:
http://www.nea.org/grants/29498.htm

Native American Fiction and Nonfiction, booklist selected and annotated by Joanne Mierek for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/nativeamerican_Nov2008.html

 
  About the Natural Environment

Art & Ecology: Selected Reading for Students, from picture books through YA , compiled by online museum greenmuseum.org:
http://www.greenmuseum.org/c/aen/Readings/students.php

Children's Books about Nature, a reading list with sections of New Titles and Older Favorites selected and annotated by Debbie Myers for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2006):
http://ccb.lis.uiuc.edu/bibliographies/nature_apr2006.html

Ecological Books for Children, recommendations from online bookstore Eco Books, which features books on a wide range of ecological issues:
http://www.ecobooks.com/catalogs/ecochildrens.htm

We're Planting the Seeds in the Nature Section of Embracing the Child's website (a non-profit organization that promotes literacy), a fabulously rich and well-researched list of children's books related to the environment:
http://www.embracingthechild.org/Bookmainnature.htm

 
 

About
Peace and War, and Tolerance

40 Books about Peace and Social Justice, compiled by Megan Schliesman, for the Cooperative Children's Book Center (2003):
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=77

Books for Thought and Action: A Taste of Jane Addams' Legacy by Jo Montie, educational consultant and writer, USA.http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/JMontie.html

Children's Peace Book List, an annotated bibliography compiled by Grenn Dove:
http://www.greendove.net/childrensbooklist.htm

International Day of Peace: a compilation of themed Reviews written for Children's Literature, collected and introduced by Sharon Salluzzo:
http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/th_peace.html

On Reading of War & Peace: A Bibliography by the "Five Owls" Journal:
http://www.fiveowls.com/warbib.htm

Open for Discovery: Stories about Peace, War, Refugees and Race, a booklist compiled by Red Deer Public Library (2006):
http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/racewarpeace.htm

Tell Them We Remember: Selected Literature for Children and Teens
about the Holocaust and World War II
, complied by Megan Schliesman for the Cooperative Children's Book Center (2007):

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=274

Uma Krishnaswami's Peace Page,children's books about War and Oppression, Peace and Peacemaking, and The Nature of Conflict:
http://www.umakrishnaswami.com/peace-page

Using LIterature to Explore the Issues of Children in Conflict, booklist arranged by continent, including historical fiction and non-fiction, and himan rights books for young people of all ages:
http://www.wioc.wisc.edu/events/2007-Conflict/resources/child-lit-guide.pdf

War, YA booklist selected and annotated by Katherine Hlousek for The Center for Children's Books, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010):
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/bibliographies/war_2010.html

War and Peace in Children's Literature: bibliography compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith with sections of Death, Grieving, and Healing; Firefighters & Rescue Workers; Military and War; Patriotism; Violence/Tolerance; and Tolerance Generally:
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/diversity/War_Peace/militarywar.html

War, Peace, Conflict, books featured on the Just One More Book podcast:
http://www.justonemorebook.com/category/subject/war-and-peace/

Weapons of Mass Instruction: Anti-War Books for Young People, booklist with assigned approximate age groups compiled by Alison Clement and Bruce Jensen:
http://www.sol-plus.net/peace.htm

 
  About Play

Favorite Picture Books about Creative Play by Aline Pereira, PaperTigers' Managing Editor and Producer.
http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/APereira10.html

 

 
  About Community Building
and Empowering Children

Children's Books for Teaching Economic Concepts, by Scholastic:
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=7192

Celebrating All of Us, a selection of books for young children about community-building and inclusion:
http://pages.towson.edu/cholmes/similarities/child.htm

Economics and Children: Top 5 Books by Concept taken from the complete Bibliography of Children's Books that Cover Economics Concepts (2007, last updated 2011), compiled by Yana Rodgers, Shelby Hawthorne, and Ronald Wheeler to accompany "Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature in the Primary Grades"; part of the EconKids project run by Rutgers University:
http://www.fas.rutgers.edu/cms/econkids/index...=155%20

Images of Community in Books for Children and Young Adults
compiled by Megan Schliesman, for the
Cooperative Children's Book Center (1997):
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=151

 
  About Refugees

Collecting Children's Refugee Literature: A Bibliography, an extensive list compiled by Elisa Mason, who has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Forced Migration Online (FMO) project at Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre (RSC):
http://forcedmigrationguide.pbworks.com/f/Children_s_Refugee_Literature_Bibliogr-1.pdf

Refugees, a reading list of picture books, chapter books and non-fiction, with descriptions, compiled by Red Deer Public Library (2006):http://www.rdpl.org/kidsconnect/booklists/refugees.htm

Reading About and Reaching Out to Refugees by Pegi Deitz Shea http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/PDeitzShea.html

Caught up in conflict: refugee stories about and for young people
by Marjorie Coughlan, PaperTigers Associate Editor http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/MCoughlan4.html

 
  Young Adult LIterature

2011 Summer Reading List, Parkway's list for students entering Grades 9-12, hosted by About.com:
http://childrensbooks.about.com/gi/.../panda/subjectlinks/secreading.html

Cynthia Leitich Smith's Selection of Young Adult TItles:
A-L:

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/favorites/by_format/youngadult.html
M-Z:
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/favorites/by_format/youngadult2.html

Multicultural YA Lit, compiled by ASTAL, the Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature at the Rhode Island College (2007):
http://www.ric.edu/astal/multicultural/books.html

Vandergrift's 100: List of Young Adult Authors and Titles, features a portion of the wealth of literature published for young adults in the United States; books of historical significance stay on the list while new titles are added periodically (created 1995, last updated 2011):
http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/YoungAdult/100list.html

 
  About World Faith

Books on Islam for Children and Teens, compiled by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the ALSC (2010):
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/compubs/booklists/islambooks/index.cfm

 
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