Teacher Resources

Book Awards

Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

This award is voted on by Indiana students.


Picturing America Grant
Teachers: Your school has received the "Picturing America Grant." Posters along with a supplemental book are located in the library media center. Think about incorporating these posters or simply displaying them in your classroom sometime this year. Ideas for lesson plans are included in the book and on the website. Click here to check out the posters available and ideas for using them.


Useful Sites for Teachers

Whether sharing their writing or artistic skills, there are many places where students can publish their work online.


First Grade Teachers
An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.

An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.

Fourth Grade Teachers

Includes Lesson Plans, Booklists and More

An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.
Kindergarten Teachers

Motivates children to learn to read with phonics.

An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.

Annual events are a great way to help students reach outside their school and participate an important activity.

Second Grade Teachers
An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.

An online streaming video program featuring actors/actresses reading children's books aloud. Includes lesson plan ideas.