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To get started, visit www.ReadOnArizona.org/myON and follow the instructions.


Vote for your Favorite Book of 2014!
What are the Children's Choice Book Awards?

The Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national young readers book awards program where winning titles are selected by the readers themselves--children and teens!

Voting is open now and closes on May 12th at www.ccbookawards.com.
 
Young readers across the country will be able to cast their vote for their favorite book in four different categories, divided by age from kindergarten to teen. Kids will also be able to vote for their favorite author and illustrator of the year! Voting will take place at www.ccbookawards.com.


TumbleBooks in Spanish
TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. TumbleBooks se crea adoptando las ilustraciones de libros existentes con animaciones, sonidos, música y narración para producir un libro electronico de imágenes que usted puede leer, o que es leido a usted. En Español

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. In English

Featured Website
Funbrain Jr. ("A Fun Place to Learn") helps preschoolers and kindergarteners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging games, stories and printables. Kids love playing and learning with Funbrain Jr., and you'll love that they're building math, early literacy and problem solving skills, while also developing important computer skills. Come discover this world - sit together and play, or let your little learner explore Funbrain Jr. independently - it's up to you!
"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'

Top 10 Picture Books for Kids 2013
The ten best kids’ picture books in 2013 based on consumer popularity and higher overall ratings.

1. Press Here by Herve Tulle
2. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
3. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
4. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
5. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
6. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
7. It’s a Book by Lane Smith
8. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz
9. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
10. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Top 10 Boardbooks Purchased in 2013
1. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
2. Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro
3. Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
4. Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
5. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
7. My Big Animal Book by Roger Priddy
8. Doggies by Sandra Boynton
9. The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
10. Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton
TumbleBooks
e-Books for e-Kids
 
If you haven't tried TumbleBooks, do it now!! Have great fun with these picture books and chapter books read for you online.
Tumblebooks
 
 
e-Books for e-Kids
 
 
TumbleBookLibrary is now iPad and Android compatible! Log in with your mobile device and click ok to launch the mobile site. No app is required!
 
Here's a book to try out on TumbleBooks:

Roberto the Insect Architect

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Want to find out more about a subject? Try one of these sources below.
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Searchasaurus is a kid friendly information tool that is simple and intuitive, making it easy for students to search by icon, keyword or by topic to find the useful information. This child-friendly, graphically-rich interface is designed specifically for elementary/middle school students keeping in view their needs and search abilities. It is both powerful and fun to use. Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Helpful for homework assignments and school projects.
Includes full text for popular magazine titles (some dating back to 1975), reference works, biographies, and government publications. Smithsonian, Astronomy, The Economist, and Popular Science are some of the magazines available. The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, updated annually covering an array of topics, beautiful images, brief biographies. Primary Search® contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Free downloadable E-books for E-kids.

Suggestions for eBooks
Read them through Freading eBooks.

The Berenstain Bears by Jan & Stan Berenstain

Charming stories geared to pre-schoolers with wonderful illustrations. Each book holds a lesson so they are educational as well! "Storytime Treasury", "The Big Book of Science and Nature", and "Soccer Star" are just a few of the Bear's adventures that are available for reading right now!

 

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Lets readers into the life of Anna, an intelligent fourth grader who does not hang out with the "popular" crowd, is embarrassed by her Chinese mother who does not speak English, and tries to bury her concerns by keeping her nose in books such as "A Wrinkle In Time" and "My Side of The Mountain" at all times. She eventually learns that she can't read about how to make friends. (Ages 6-9)

"This novel is a treasure to share with every middle- grade reader you know" -The New York Times

 

"Readers are left to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and to witness how kindness can draw trust and create confidence in the hesitant child"

- School Library Journal

 

Theodosia and The Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

The story is a part of a series available on Freading. Theodosia is the clever, spirited daughter of an often absent archaeologist and a career obsessed museum worker. She spends most of her time in the museum where he father works and has her own room there. In this installment, her mother brings home an important and cursed artifact from a dig, and Theodosia finds herself in the middle of a mystery. (ages 9-12)

"A combination of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones"

-School Library Journal" 

 


Caught Reading in the Library!


Preschool Exercise
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Sesame StreetCookie Monster in the Library: Watch this Sesame Street video.
 


62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.

Electronic-only Poetry Anthology For Kids at Amazon & Barnes & Noble
PoetryTagSylvia Vardel, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, and poet Janet Wong, have compiled the first ever, electronic-only poetry anthology featuring top poets for children (ages birth-8). PoetryTagTime, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for 99 cents, is a collection of 30 new, unpublished poems, ranging from the humorous to serious, about tongues, turtles, and toenails, in acrostics, quatrains, and free verse, written by 30 of the best children's poets. Top talents such as Jack Prelutsky, Joyce Sidman, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Pat Mora, took part in an inventive game of tag, culminating in this collection of connected poems. In the creation of PoetryTagTime, each poet "tagged" another poet and explained how her/his poem connects with a previous poet's offering, in a chain of poets, poems, and play. For more information, visit http://poetrytagtime.com.

SeussvilleVisit Seussville (please click here)!
 
 
 
 


WhyvilleWhyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, or write for the town newspaper.
HERE ARE SOME COOL WEBSITES TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK...AND JUST FOR FUN!
 
ONLINE MAGAZINES
Time for Kids
A news magazine for children, this site covers current events and sports, and it offers challenging games.

Weekly Reader
An online educational magazine with content geared to different grade levels.

National Geographic World
National Geographic's online magazine for children with articles, cartoons, and games.

Ranger Rick
This on-line version of a popular children's magazine offers homework help, articles and activities.

Cricket Magazine Group!
Website for the Cricket Magazine Group that includes: Cricket, Spider, Ladybug and Babybug.

EEK!
For children in grades 4-8, this electronic magazine explores environmental education.
 
 
ACTIVITIES, GAMES, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Crank It Up! - Kids can compose and record multilayered rhythms using pots, pans, wooden spoons and even the computer keyboard to create a masterpiece. all ages.
Scratch - Create movies, music and video games at Scratch, developed by MIT Media Lab members. Ages 8 and up.
MakeBeliefsComix.com - Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing & e-mailing them to friends or relatives. All ages.
Fidgit on PBSkids.org - Fidgit is a multiplayer game on PBS' Design Squad site. Kids can also design & build their own games & challenge their friends. Ages 8 to 13.
Shidonni.com - Shidonni lets kids draw animals online, give them names & design backgrounds for imaginary worlds. Ages 5 to 12.
Story Cove - Children can listen to or watch a story unfold on this site. Story Cove folktales come from a variety of cultures and places. They share timeless values and simple, universal lessons.
Hulu.com Family Channel - Family Programming Section of the popular movie and TV show streaming site.
Hoodamath.com Hooda Math is all about making math fun. Visit the games page to play math games which help reinforce math concepts. Watch a tutorial to learn math concepts.
Familyfun.com- From Family Fun magazine...lots of crafts and holiday ideas.
pbskids.org- PBS site for kids that includes learning games, paint box, and links to PBS shows.
Yahoo internet games- Links to internet interactive games.
storyplace.org/storyplace.asp-StoryPlace, is an interactive website providing children with the virtual experience of going to a library. StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and the Elementary Library.
 
 
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Best History Websites- History portal created for students, educators, and history enthusiasts
CNNfyi.com- CNN site for students and teachers with lots of homework resources and current events program support.
History Net- Historical information and access to history related online publications
Presidents of the U.S.- Resource on U.S. Presidents created by Internet Public Library
Stately Knowledge- Information about each of the 50 states, facts, and historical dates
Time for Kids- News magazine for children covering current events and sports.

HOMEWORK
Ask Dr. Universe- From Washington State University...answers questions on many topics.
Ask Jeeves for Kids- Search engine that uses natural language algorithms. Also searches Yahooligans and Education World.
Awesome Library- Over 17, 000 on-line resources organized by topic in 5 languages.
Fact Monster- Almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia from Information Please Almanac
High School Ace- Detailed reference collection with monthly features.
Homework Spot- Links by subject for all ages.
Yahooligans.com- Yahoo for 8 - 14 year olds.
Zoom School- On line classroom.

MATH
Allmath.com- For elementary and middle school...flash cards, metric conversion, multiplication tables, etc.

READING AND WRITING
Bookhive.org- Great lists of books of all genres
Children's Book Council
Funbrain.com- Spelling games for elementary children
Kidsreads.com- Reading suggestions, games, and activities

SCIENCE
Enchanted Learning- Information about animals and habitat
Madsci.org- Ask a scientist archives for elementary age
National Geographic World- Web resources for science experiments
Your Science Fair Project Guide- Web resources for science experiments