For today's Cyber Monday post, I thought I'd share Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site. There are synopses and reviews of thousands of children's books as well as ideas for classroom discussions and post-reading activities. I have found this resource especially helpful because I've been looking for nonfiction books to use in the primary grades. The Common Core Standards encourage us to provide children a more even balance between fiction and nonfiction texts. The earlier children are introduced to nonfiction at appropriate reading levels, the less intimidting nonfiction will be as they grow as readers. But there is also plenty of great fiction to be found here too, along with a free newsletter.