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Western Carolina University

Education: Curriculum Materials/Children's Literature

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Curriculum Materials/Children's Literature

Curriculum Materials Center At Hunter Library, Where Good Teachers Grow

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) supports teacher education students in field experiences and coursework related to teaching methodologies and children’s/young adult literature. The CMC collections include instructional materials, professional teaching resources, NC state-adopted textbooks, big books, and children's and young adult literature. 

Please contact Beth McDonough, Research and Instruction Librarian/Education Liaison for consultation, class projects, lesson planning, or tours of the CMC. 

Find Curriculum Materials and Childrens Literature

Use this search box to quickly search for children's literature, professional teaching books, and curriculum materials from the WCU Curriculum Materials Center and the ASU Instructional Materials Center.

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The CMC is composed of several collections:

  • CMC Pro -- Professional Teaching Books (Reading, Mathematics, Classroom Management, Art Projects, etc.)
  • CMC -- North Carolina State-Adopted Textbooks by Grade and Subject and Sample Curricula
  • CMC ER -- Leveled Easy Readers
  • CMC PIC -- Fiction Picture Books
  • CMC FIC -- Fiction Chapter Books
  • CMC Children's -- Nonfiction, Poetry, Fairy and Folktales, Counting, and Alphabet Books
  • CMC Closet -- Puppets, Kits, Math Manipulatives, Storytelling Props, Puzzles, and Games

North Carolina State Adopted Textbooks

The following is a new list of North Carolina Adopted Textbooks.

Use Novelist K-8 to Find Children's Books

Link to Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 is a great tool to locate books for use with children in grades K-8. Books are searchable by author, title, series name, Lexile level (reading level), and plot (including character, topic, time period, and setting).  Searches will retrieve descriptions, book reviews, discussion guides, and feature articles related to books of interest. It includes lists of award-winning fiction, book lists arranged by genre and subgenre, feature articles, thematic units, teacher resources, and more.



Education Librarian

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Joshua Rakower
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