Resources and Links


Resources and links

Behind the Book curates a robust library of resources to help everyone who is interested in literacy and learning – parents, students, educators, school administrators, authors, illustrators. Below you will find links to websites providing information, support, reading lists, publications, venues and author websites, along with a wealth of literacy-based resources for every audience.

Teaching Resources
Literacy Activities for Kids
Literary Organizations
Mentoring, Tutoring, and Community Programs
Government Resources
Reading Lists
Reading Tips for Parents

Teaching Resources

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Historical Guide to American Literature
National Association for Bilingual Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Education Association, Read Across America
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
New Visions for Public Schools
Lincoln Center Institute
Sofas and Sectionals Reading Guide for kids and teens
Ultimate Grammar Resource Guide

Literacy Activities for Kids

Maya & Miguel
PBS Kids
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Matters
Reading Pathfinder
Reading Rockets


Brooklyn Public Library
(for kids / for teens)
New York Public Library
(serving the Bronx and Staten Island)
(for kids / for teens)
Queens Library
(for kids / for teens)

Literary Organizations

Academy of American Poets (AAP)
AAP’s Online Poetry Classroom
Africa Access Review
African American Literature Book Club
Asian American Writer’s Workshop
Cartoonists Across America and the World
Cave Canem
The Center for the Book
Children’s Book Council
Library of America
Mystery Writers of America
National Book Foundation, Inc.
National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance
PEN American Center
Poets & Writers
Poets House
Poetry Society of America
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Illustrators
Women’s National Book Association

Mentoring, Tutoring, and Community Programs

East Harlem Tutoring Program
Everybody Wins
Girls Write Now
Project Reach Youth

Government Resources

National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institute for Literacy
New York State Council on the Arts


Grove Atlantic
Harper Collins
Holiday House
Houghton Mifflin
Lee & Low
Miramax Books
Nation Books
Penguin Putnam
Random House
Simon & Schuster
Soft Skull Press
Steerforth Press
Tundra Books
W.W. Norton

Reading Lists

Yalsa (ALA)
NYPL Kids Recommended Reading List
NYPL Teen Recommended Reading List
Classic Books: An SAT Reading List

Reading Tips for Parents

Children’s Book Council
National Education Association


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