Universities & Colleges

CLCD is used in hundreds of leading academic institutions as part of the Children's Literature and Early Childhood curriculum.

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Public Libraries

Libraries Worldwide rely on CLCD to make informed purchasing decisions, inform their patrons, for program enrichment and community outreach.

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Pre-K to 12 Schools

Pre-K to 12 Schools & School-districts around the world rely on CLCD to build better collections & enhance the curriculum with the best Children's and young-adult literature selections.

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Award Committees, Publishers & Others

Book sellers and library system suppliers rely on CLCD's depth of independent content to enrich the offerings to their customers and patrons.

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Themed Features

12 Books about Black Inventors

February is Black History Month, and this list of books celebrates the rich history of African-American innovation—ranging from the invention of peanut butter and potato chips to the development of open-heart surgery and blood storage.

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App of the Month

App Review: The Artifacts

The Artifacts is a clever interactive book app, a featured app for children and teens in the iTunes app store. But is it any good?



Author Features

Remembering the Great Walter Dean Myers

In this letter to the late Walter Dean Myers, author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney recalls the profound influence he had on his colleagues, his protégés, and his readers.

Featured Articles

Making Makers in Your Library

In the final article in her series on the Learning Commons Model, Heather Kindschy explains why you need a "maker space" in your library and how to get started building one.

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Quote of the Month

We have found the suggested reading levels, interest levels, and Lexile measures available in CLCD invaluable for supporting our ESL students and instructors. I can empower the students to use CLCD themselves to find books that are accessible and suited for their needs.

Barbara Begin Campbell, MLS
Director: Educational Resources Lab
Oakland University



Search Tip of the Month

In this month's feature article, Heather Kindschy talks about genre-fying her fiction collection. Did you know that CLCD also allows you to search by genre?  On the Advanced Search screen, just click on the drop-down menu in the lower left corner to choose the genre.


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