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Literacy and Learning

Reading research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.


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CLCD is an ever-growing online database with over 400,000 reviews, MARC records and related information on children’s literature. CLCD contains reviews from over 38 quality reviews, including: The ALAN Review, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, KIRKUS, National Science Teachers Association, VOYA and more. 

  •  A variety of search options to help you find books by subject, age level, genre, and much more.
  •  Reading Measurement Programs (Lexile, AR, Scholastic Reading Counts).
  •  A Children’s Catalog (H. W. Wilson) recommended electronic resource.
  •  Reviews include children's books, video and audio recordings, and other children-focused media.
  •  Teaching Tools—which includes lesson plans, teaching guides and the like.
  •  More than 240,000 links to web pages featuring authors and illustrators.
  •  Approximately 1500 reviews added monthly.
  •  Information about awards, honors, and prizes given to specific books is also provided along with information about reading measurement program information as well as best book  lists and state reading lists.
  •  Features search fields by:
 age grouping
 grade level
reading level
interest level
awards received
publication year