Online Databases for Kids
Britannica Library Kids InfoBits National Geographic Kids

Great websites to check out!
Here are some newly recommended websites you might want to explore:
 
CBC Kids - http://www.cbc.ca/kids/
CBeebies - http://www.cbeebies.com/lat-am/
Classics for Kids - http://www.classicsforkids.com/
Kids in the House - http://kids.clerk.house.gov/
Learn. Genetics - http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Learn. Genetics en Español - http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/es/
Nourish Interactive in Spanish - http://es.nourishinteractive.com/kids
Sparky the Fire Dog – http://www.sparky.org/
 


Click here to access 25 Preschool Halloween Craft ideas!
Top 10 Kids Books Turned into Movies
Here is a list of "Top 10 Kids Books Turned into Movies" by Barbara Vandenburgh. Article featured in the Arizona Republic on Thursday, August 21, 2014, page D5.

10.  Hugo (2011)
 9.  The Witches (1990)
 8.  Alice in Wonderland (1951)
 7.  Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
 6.  The Never Ending Story (1984)
 5.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
 4.  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
 3.  The Iron Giant (1999)
 2.  The Wizard of Oz (1939)
 1.  Pinocchio (1940)



Summer Reading Program Activity

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Snowflake-Taylor Public Library had a visit from the White Mountain Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Program, headquartered in Pinetop, Arizona. The children got to see and touch the various reptiles living in and around our White Mountain communities.




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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hey, Kids! Check out this list of the 25 top-selling kids' books
How many of these 25 titles have you read? The number after the title is how many copies were sold by the end of 2000.
 

1. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey (Golden, 1942) 14,898,341

2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1902) 9,380,274

3. Tootle by Gertrude Crampton (Golden, 1945) 8,560,277

4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 8,143,088

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 2000) 7,913,765

6. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden, 1940) 7,562,710

7. Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn and Byron Jackson (Golden, 1947) 7,476,395

8. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton (Golden, 1955) 7,366,073

9. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1957) 7,220,982

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1999) 6,335,585

11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/ Levine, 1999) 6,314,391

12. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1974) 6,228,042

13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 6,164,454

14. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1964) 5,603,187

15. The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell (Children's Press/Ideals, 1946) 5,471,709

16. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1963) 5,420,890

17. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1990) 5,353,426

18. Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 5,187,656

19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1998) 5,087,304

20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1969) 4,849,704

21. The Children's Bible (Golden, 1965) 4,281,314

22. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1981) 4,269,048

23. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1904) 4,163,244

24. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1960) 4,135,762

25. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (North-South, 1992) 4,082,500


Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister

Ranger Rick Adventures and Stories

Are your kids or grandkids looking for something fun to do during those long summer days? Head on over to Ranger Rick's Website for some exciting adventures, games, and other activities. All brought to you by the National Wildlife Foundation.




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 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
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