CLCD is the premier index of children's literature. CLCD has bibliographic information for over 3,000,000 titles, ranging from Pre-K to 12 reading levels. over 650,000 reviews are available for titles in the CLCD collection. CLCD also allows for searching by reading levels:
Scholastic Reading Level
ATOS Text Complexity
Grade Level & Age Level
In addition, CLCD has the ability to filter titles that have been honored or achieved an award in excellence for children's literature.
Over 35,000 bibliographic records from E. H. Butler Library's Curriculum Materials Lab have been uploaded into CLCD so that Buffalo State students can limit searches in CLCD to include only those titles that are available in Butler Library. CLCD is an essential resource supporting childhood and exceptional education at Buffalo State College. For questions about CLCD please contact Electronic & Educational Resources Librarian Chris Hulsman, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLCD Search Criteria
Word / Keyword Criteria
Singular & Plural Forms
Author / Illustrator
Special Search Qualifiers
Children & YA Only
Award Winners and Honor Books
Books with Author / Illustrator Links
CLCD Limiters: Reading & Genre
CLCD Reading Metrics
Interest Level - Harvested from reviews in authoritative sources like Booklist and Kirkus Reviews
Lexile Range - Standard measure for reader's level and text level
Reading Level and Point Range - Measures established by Scholastic's "Reading Counts!" and the Accelerated Reading Programs
The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary reports sent to OIF from communities across the U.S.
The Top 10 lists are only a snapshot of book challenges. Surveys indicate that 82-97% of book challenges – documented requests to remove materials from schools or libraries – remain unreported and receive no media.