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RE 3030 Foundations of Literacy: Finding a Read Aloud Text

Instructional Materials Center

Your Instructional Materials Center, located on the lower level of Belk Library, is a model pre-K - 12 school library media center. 

In it you'll find: 

  • Children's and Young Adult Literature (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Biographies, etc.)
  • Curriculum and Lesson Planning Ideas and Examples
  • Professional and Reference Collections
  • Audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, Software, etc.)
  • Manipulatives and Displays (Posters, Models, Puppets, Games)
  • K-12 Textbooks (both N.C. state adopted and supplementary)

Subject Book Lists

Popular Authors and Illustrators

Previous Award Winning Books

The Last Cuentista

by Donna Barba Higuera

2022 Newbery Medal & 2022 Pura Belpré Award Winner

Red, White, and Whole

by Rajani LaRocca
2022 Newbery Honor & 2022 Walter Dean Meyers (Young Children) Award


by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
2022 Coretta Scott King Author & Illustrator Awards, 2022 Caldecott Honor, 2022 Sibert Honor

Fire Keeper's Daughter

by Angeline Boulley

2022 Morris Winner, 2022 Printz Winner, & 2022 Walter Dean Meyers Award (Teen) Winner


by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

2022 Caldecott Award Winner & 2022 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner

Mel Fell

by Corey R. Tabor

2022 Caldecott Honor 

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge

by Raúl the Third
2022 Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award Winner

The People's Painter

by by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Evan Turk

2022 Sibert Medal Winner

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

by Malinda Lo

2022 Printz Honor, 2022 Stonewall Award (Young Adult) Winner, & 2022 Asian/Pacific American Award (Young Adult) Winner

Too Bright to See

2022 Newbery Honor & 2022 Stonewall Book Award (Children's) Winner

Fox at Night

by Corey R. Tabor

2022 Geisel Award Winner 

Concrete Rose

by Angie Thomas

2022 Printz Honor

My City Speaks

by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron

2022 Schneider Family Book Award (Young Children) Winner

A Bird Will Soar

by Alison Green Myers

2022 Schneider Family Book Award (Middle Grade) Winner

The Words in My Hands

by Asphyxia
2022 Schneider Family Book Award (Teen) Winner

Temple Alley Summer

by Sachiko Kashiwaba
2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe

by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
2022 Pura Belpré Young Adult Award Winner


by Lisa Fipps

2022 Printz Honor

Ace of Spades

by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

2022 Morris Finalist

Vampires, Hearts, & Other Dead Things

by Margie Fuston

2022 Morris Finalist

Me (Moth)

by Amber McBride

2022 Morris Finalist

What Beauty There Is

by Cory Anderson

2022 Morris Finalist

Amina's Song

by Hena Khan

2022 Asian/Pacific American Award (Picture Book) Winner

Finding Junie Kim

by Ellen Oh

2022 Asian/Pacific American (Middle Grades) Award 

The Passover Guest

by Susan Kusel

2022 Sydney Taylor Award (Picture Book) Winner

How to Find What You're Not Looking For

by Veera Hiranandani

2022 Sydney Taylor Award (Middle Grade) Winner

The City Beautiful

by Aden Polydoros

2022 Sydney Taylor Award (Teen) Winner

Education Librarian

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Jennifer Woods
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Belk Library and Information Commons, 037A
(828) 262-8160