“It’s all about the world of color” and its physiological and psychological effects. “This site explores how color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, energy conservation, and its relationship to architecture and interior design.” A passion for color and its unique characteristics led the site’s author to search for answers to some puzzling questi …
Subject: Color; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies
The Peter Schickele/P.D.Q. Bach Web Site
Find "crosspuzz wordles," concert and radio program schedules, and discography for Peter Schickele. This musician, musicologist, and parodist is best known for his radio program, "Schickele Mix," and his alter ego, the mythical eighteenth century composer P.D.Q. Bach, but his oeuvre is extensive and multi-faceted. The site featu …
Subject: Schickele, Peter, 1935-; Musicians — United States; Composers — United States; Wit And Humor; Humor In Music; People
Three Stooges Collector’s Showcase
This searchable site contains FAQs and biographical information on Moe, Curly, and Shemp Howard (Horwitz) and Larry Fine (Feinberg). Also included are Joe Besser and Joe DeRita, who substituted for the original cast, and Ted Healy, the Stooges’ original straight man. Biographies contain quotes from family members and other contemporary notables. An …
Subject: Three Stooges (Comedy Team); Comedians; People
Longmont Dairy Farm: Kids
Games, puzzles, jokes, cow photos, and other dairy-related activities for children. Features a photo tour of a dairy farm and processing plant, recipes, and coloring pages. From a Longmont, Colorado, dairy farm.
Subject: Dairy Farming; Cows; Milk
Explores the characteristics of the "style of American films that evolved in the 1940s, and lasted in a classic period until about 1960." Includes information on the first films noir and examples of noirs featuring femmes fatale, documentary-style footage, prison settings, children, corruption, crime, and Raymond Chandler’s fictional dete …
Subject: Film Noir; Detective And Mystery Films; Motion Pictures — United States
Mysterious Mummies of China
This PBS site is simple and uncluttered. It contains excellent photographs of mummies from Takla Makan and a link to Resources about the Tocharians and their language and history. Mummies 101 describes the process of preparing a mummy, as practiced by the people of Takla Makan, Egypt, and South America (Incan); and the creation of ‘accidental mummi …
Subject: Mummies; Mummies — China
United States Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages
This U.S. Patent and Trademark Office site features puzzles, freebies, games, links, and other activities for children. The site is divided into three sections: "Twinkle Lights" (grades K-6), "Bright Lights" (grades 6-12), and "Guiding Lights" (parents, teachers, and coaches). "Guiding Lights" features curric …
Subject: Patents; Trademarks; Inventions; Children’s Web Sites
The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairytale
"Since its publication in September 1900, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has become America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale." This online exhibit has three sections: "To Please a Child" featuring images and material relating to Baum, To See the Wizard with material relating to stage and screen productio …
Subject: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Oz (Imaginary Place); Wizard Of Oz (Motion Picture); Children’s Literature
The Famous Forty Canon of Oz
A collection of the synopses and texts of L. Frank Baum’s stories of Oz as well as the synopses of the Oz books, by Ruth Plumly Thompson and others, that followed. The book covers (all but the first illustrated by John Neill) of each title link to the information.
Subject: Oz (Imaginary Place); Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Children’s Literature
The Chronicles of Narnia
Devoted to Narnia, the imaginary country created by C.S. Lewis in his seven-book series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." Contains information about Lewis and the illustrators of the books; the birds, beasts, mythological creatures, and people of Narnia; and a brief description of each book, with one full-text chapter. From one of the compani …
Subject: Narnia (Imaginary Place); Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963; Fantasy Fiction; Children’s Literature
North Carolina Sweet Potatoes
The website for this trade organization presents sweet potato recipes, nutrition information, gardening instructions, and industry statistics. A children’s section features coloring pages, puzzles, and fun facts. Searchable.
Subject: Sweet Potatoes; Cookery (Sweet Potatoes)
Washington State Department of Ecology Kids Page
"This interactive Web site is designed to teach [children] about the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste management (or how we take care of our garbage)." Includes trivia, games, puzzles, a coloring book, composting instructions, and informaton about recycling aluminum, tin, glass, paper, and plastics.
Subject: Recycling (Waste, Etc.) — Washington (State); Environmental Education; Children’s Web Sites — Washington (State); LII Classic Content
This site from a British author and high school chemistry teacher provides detailed descriptions of a few chemistry activities for students and teachers. Also includes selected molecule animations, puzzles, and games. Some materials are specific to British testing standards, and some activities will need to be converted to American measurement and …
Subject: Chemistry; Chemistry — Study And Teaching
Official publisher site for mystery writer Sue Grafton. Provides biographies of Grafton and of the heroine of her novels, Kinsey Millhone. Site includes a list of the author’s novels, reviews, photos, tour schedule, trivia, a discussion forum, and other information about Grafton and her work.
Subject: Grafton, Sue; Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious Character); Authors, American; Detective And Mystery Stories; People
Everything about Sherlock Holmes on the Internet.
Subject: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious Character); Detective And Mystery Stories
Fan site for the now controversial 1930s and ’40s movie series starring a succession of white actors playing the brilliant Chinese police detective from Honolulu. Provides information on the character’s literary origins, short biographies of the lead actors (such as Warner Oland and Sidney Toler), complete filmography, video availability, and sound …
Subject: Chan, Charlie (Fictitious Character); Chan, Charlie (Fictitious Character) — Quotations, Maxims, Etc.; Charlie Chan Films; Detective And Mystery Films
J.K. Rowling Official Site
Official information from J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books. This is the author’s place to "communicate directly with Harry Potter fans." Move the cursor around her cluttered desk to see news, biography, annotated directory of fan sites the author likes, links, Ms. Rowling’s responses to gossip and rumors, and more.
Subject: Rowling, J. K.; Authors, English; Potter, Harry (Fictitious Character); Children’s Literature; People; Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Who Killed William Robinson?
"William Robinson was a real person, a Black American who was murdered on Salt Spring Island in the British Colony of British Columbia in 1868." The site examines the case against Tshuanahusset, the local man accused of killing Robinson and two others, allowing users to evaluate the case using letters and diaries, biographies, photographs …
Subject: Trials (Murder) — British Columbia; Saltspring Island (B.C.) — History; Crime And Race — Canada
Elizabeth Short: Black Dahlia Case
Los Angeles Times reporter Larry Harnisch thinks he knows who murdered Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, in January of 1947. Harnisch provides what he calls new evidence which may end the mystery surrounding one of Los Angeles’ most notorious unsolved crimes. There are no graphic crime scene photos here, but there are several images of documentary …
Subject: Crime — Case Studies; Murder — California — Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) — History
"The Randall Museum offers youth and adults opportunities for active involvement and recreation in an integrated program of arts and sciences." Features information about current exhibits, classes, school field trips, and other events at the museum. Take an online tour of the museum, see photos and descriptions of the animals on exhibit, …
Subject: Randall Museum (San Francisco, Calif.); Science Museums; Children’s Museums; Handicraft — Study And Teaching — California — San Francisco; Museums — California — San Francisco