• Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack--Winner!
• Bailey by Harry Bliss
• Dot by Patricia Intriago
• Pirates Don't Take Baths by John Segal
• Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio
• Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel--Winner!
• A Funeral in the Bathroom: And Other School Bathroom Poems by Kalli Dakos
• The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton
• Sidekicks by Dan Santat
• Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
• Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt--Winner!
• Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
• How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz
• Lost & Found by Shaun Tan
• Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
e-Books for e-Kids
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Grand Canyon Reader Awards Announced
Picture Book Award:
Art & Max
by David Wiesner
1+1=5: And Other Unlikely Additions
by David LaRochelle
Intermediate Level Award:
Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea
Tween Book Award:
The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan
The Boxcar Children series as eBooks!
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alden are brothers and sisters—and they’re orphans. The only way they can stay together is to make it on their own.
Caught Reading in the Library!
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
Sylvia 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 PoetryTagTime, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for 99 cents, is a collection of 30 new, unpublished poems, ranging from the humorous to serious, about tongues, turtles, and toenails, in acrostics, quatrains, and free verse, written by 30 of the best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.
Whyville 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!
A news magazine for children, this site covers current events and sports, and it offers challenging games.
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.
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.
For children in grades 4-8, this electronic magazine explores environmental education.
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.
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.
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.
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
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