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ShelSilverstein.com

ShelSilverstein.com

Explore poems, games, puzzles, lessons, activities, event kits, drawing and activity booklets, and e-cards, all to do with Shel Silverstein. There???s also a link to a never before published poem “Cuttin’ Kate” — download the activity book for this poem, including pages for children to draw their own illustrations, make their own bookmark and way …
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Weber County Library – Awards Book Lists

Weber County Library – Awards Book Lists

Weber County Library’s list of award winning books and bestsellers. Lists include Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbury Medal, and more!
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists–Award Winners

Share a Story

Share a Story

Tell a story to a friend. Rhyme a story with your brother or sister. Sing a story with mom and dad. Or just draw a story for someone special! Share your stories with everyone at Share a Story from PBS Kids.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing; Reading Zone

Nancy McArthur

Nancy McArthur

If you’re a fan of the Plant That Ate Dirty Socks series, this site is for you! Read the author’s biography, check out Frequently Asked Questions, and get ideas in Fun Stuff to Do. Teachers, the author has shared some favorite ideas for using these books in your classroom.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Monroe County Public Library Booklists of Children’s Literature

Monroe County Public Library Booklists of Children’s Literature

This comprehensive list of lists is a great resource for books about multicultural topics. You can find books about different countries and the people that live in them. There are also links to recommended titles related to farming, new twists on old tales, bedtime stories, and books by black authors, school, family stories and books about disabili …
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Choices Booklists: Children’s Choices – International Reading Association

Choices Booklists: Children’s Choices – International Reading Association

These book lists are all about what kids like. The International Reading Association provides lists of books chosen yearly by children. Check back each year to find out the latest choices. You can also find out what teacher’s chose by checking out the Teachers’ Choices section.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Boston Public Library Kid’s Page – Book Lists and Magazines

Boston Public Library Kid’s Page – Book Lists and Magazines

These booklists are all recommendations made by youth librarians at the Boston Public Library. Some of the booklists that can be found on this page include recommended books for boys, folktales, tearjerkers, books about new babies, fingerplay for toddlers and resources for readers interested in environmentalism.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Story Place

Story Place

This is the Spanish version of StoryPlace, an interactive web site providing children with animated stories about monkeys, babies, animals, teddy bears, and more.
Subject: Reading Zone–Stories In Spanish

ipl Goldstein Children’s Collection Podcasts

ipl2 Goldstein Children’s Collection Podcasts

A podcast library of audio and visual children’s stories, read aloud with colorful artworks from the books, from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Information Goldstein Library’s amazing collection of children’s books, many of which are out of copyright. Includes Fairies and Chimneys, by Rose Fyleman; Marigold Garden, by Kate Greenaway; …
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Storyline Online

Storyline Online

Watch and listen as picture book favorites like Stellaluna and The Polar Express are read aloud by actors from movies and television shows.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Picture Books

Starfall.com

Starfall.com

“A free public service to teach children to read with phonics . . . perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).”
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Computers And The Internet–Online Games; Fun Stuff–Pre-Schoolers

Jacqueline Woodson – Books for Children and Young Adults

Jacqueline Woodson – Books for Children and Young Adults

Ever wonder how your favorite author came up with the idea for a book? Jacqueline Woodson tells why she wrote each of her books, talks about her life, and answers frequently asked questions on this official website.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Picture Books; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Pinkalicious Kids

Pinkalicious Kids

Make your own wand, play the cupcake sprinkle game, listen to a story, send an e-card, and learn about all the Pinkalicious books at the official Pinkalicious web site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books; Fun Stuff–Other Fun Stuff–Electronic Postcards; Computers And The Internet–Online Games

Judy Moody

Judy Moody

Judy Moody jumps from the pages of her books to the online world in her very own website! Play games with Judy, Stink, and friends, customize your virtual Judy Moody, read character profiles, join Judy’s fan club, keep up with Judy’s News and Events page, and tell your teachers and parents to check out a Judy Moody page made just for them!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Storybird

Storybird

Use your imagination (and your computer!) to create illustrated stories by yourself or with your family or friends. You can also read stories by other kids.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Picture Books; Reading Zone–Creative Writing

Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

“He’s cute, he’s sleepy, and he’s in your pocket. He’s Pomp, the napping little baby on the new Sacagawea dollar coin.” Read about Pomp’s amazing life in six chapters.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–Native Americans; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Just for Kids: 40 Books about the Seasons (Ages 6-12)

Just for Kids: 40 Books about the Seasons (Ages 6-12)

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s 40 Books about the Seasons provides reading lists for children from 6 to 12 years old. The titles highlight different themes or events that accompany the different seasons. Each season is included so parents and children can find theme books for every time of year!
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Teachers@Random

Teachers@Random

This is a great site for teacher resources. Get lesson plans and worksheets for hundreds of Random House books for all grades K-12 and biographies for authors and indexes of award winning books and authors. Books are indexed by grade, theme and curriculum subject. There are classroom clubs for the following series: Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

This publication, by the U.S. Department of Education offers hints, tips, and “activities for children from infancy through age 6.” It includes information on how to get kids started reading, and what to do to help them to keep reading. The activities that this page describes are about both reading and spending time together. In Spanish or in Eng …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Bibliographies and Book Lists

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Bibliographies and Book Lists

This site has an extremely comprehensive collection of booklists, divided by each grade level, from preschoolers through high school age readers, and by subject, including books about peace and justice, sports, grief and loss, writers and writing, wordless books, books about labor, toy stories, books that have won awards, and lots of other subjects …
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Info about the author of “Harry Potter”, from her U.S. publisher’s web site. Includes a biography, list of works, and live interview transcripts.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

American Girl: Fun for Girls

American Girl: Fun for Girls

Do you like sharing ideas, tips, advice, and stories with other girls? Now, you can do this from your computer with girls around the country. Enjoy reading and writing activities, polls, quizzes, and more.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Success in Reading

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Success in Reading

View this book online for free. “Starting Out Right” is the popular version of the authoritative book “Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children” that captured so much media attention in 1998–from the New York Times to the LA Times–as it heralded the end of the ‘reading wars’.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Deschutes Public Library Book Lists

Deschutes Public Library Book Lists

Interested in reading about unicorns, dragons, knights or dinosaurs? The Deschutes Public Library Kid???s Page provides great recommendations for books on these and other topics. Some categories in this list include: adventure, Cinderella stories, books about horses and dragons, whodunits, animal stories and lots of historical fiction.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

K. A. Applegate

K. A. Applegate

Check here for information from Scholastic Publishers about the author of the Scholastic popular series Animorphs, Remnants, and EverWorld! “Your headquarters for everything K.A.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

This Scholastic site for the Harry Potter series has tons of great stuff! Have you ever wondered how to say some of the people, places and spells you read in the books? Like Beauxbatons, the wizard school somewhere in Europe or Lucius Malfoy, Draco???s father? Go to the pronunciation guide and hear how they are said. And just what is a boggart …
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Dear America

Dear America

Tons of information about the Dear America Series, including My America, My Name Is America (especially for boys), and The Royal Diaries. You can pick a book to find out what it???s about and read an excerpt. You can also read about the authors and download a checklist for each series to keep track of which ones you???ve read!
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen

Here is the official website of the author of “The Emperor & the Kite” and “Owl Moon.” Read her biography and learn some writing tips.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman

The official website for the author of “The Whipping Boy” and other popular (and often silly) children’s books. Not only is he a writer of children’s books, but a magician. The website offers tips for writing and magic tricks.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

Biographical site on the author. Includes an autobiographical sketch, biographical statement, and a list of works.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Adventures of Mr. Reach

Adventures of Mr. Reach

Have fun playing Dunk Mr. Plaque and the Remember to Reach Game. You can also print out pictures of Mr. Reach to color. Moms and dads, read techniques for teaching your kids about tooth care, look at the timeline of tooth development, and learn the difference between types of flouride.
Subject: Health–Hygiene; Health–Magazines About Health

Yak’s Corner

Yak’s Corner

The Detroit Free Press presents Yak’s Corner, a kids site where news is updated daily along less frequently updated articles on sports, books and authors, animals, crafts people of the world and even recipes. Click “Time Machine,” for an archive of past articles.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola

Information on the books, artwork, and life of Tomie dePaola, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator. Also has advice for young adults on how to become an artist.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

IPL Goldstein Lawson Collection

IPL Goldstein Lawson Collection

Collection of art work in the Florida State University (FSU) College of Information Goldstein Library. Art work is by artist Robert Lawson who won Caldecott and Newberry Medals for writing and illustration.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Ziggity Zoom

Ziggity Zoom

Provides great fun for kids and parents. “Play games, color pictures, read and listen to stories about many different characters, watch mini-videos or explore Play Worlds and other activities.”
Subject: Reading Zone; Fun Stuff

Beacon Street Girls

Beacon Street Girls

Meet the Beacon Street Girls, Charlotte, Katani, Maeve, Avery, and Isabel. You might know them from their books. Now you can take a virtual visit to Beacon Street, play games, and have lots of fun on their interactive website.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Virtual Field Trips; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

KidsReads.com: Lane Smith

KidsReads.com: Lane Smith

Find out about one of the authors The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheeseman, and The Time Warp Trio.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Award Winners & Best Books – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Book Nook

Award Winners & Best Books – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Book Nook

Lists Notable Social Studies Books for Young People, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Children’s Classics of the 20th Century, Destined to be Classics, American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books as well as Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King Award, Carolyn W. Field, and Other American Library Association Award Winn …
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists–Award Winners

Allen County Public Library – Read Alouds Too Good to Miss

Allen County Public Library – Read Alouds Too Good to Miss

This list provides suggestions for books to read aloud to children or to use for a storytime. The list was created by the Association for Indiana Media Educators, part of the Indiana Library Federation.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists–Read Alouds And Storytimes

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

This New York Public Library site features a list of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists–Books By Format And Reading Level

Seattle Public Library Children???s Reading List

Seattle Public Library Children???s Reading List

This page includes booklists on African American, Arab American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Jewish and Latino American cultures as well as books on Native American and Southeast Asian culture and traditions. This site includes lists of books that cover sensitive issues like bullying, self-confidence, adoption, death and divorce.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

New York Public Library Recommended Reading

New York Public Library Recommended Reading

This site contains lists of books on cultural holidays, award winners, poetry and lists of books used in past NYPL programs. It also includes other popular book lists like 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know, Back to School books and a great collection of books about South and Southeast Asia.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

National Education Association Read Across America Book Lists

National Education Association Read Across America Book Lists

The National Education Association features the Kid???s Top 100 Books lists and books recommended by teachers and celebrities. This site also includes lists of books about African Americans, Asian Americans, a Spanish/English bilingual booklist and ???50 Multicultural Titles Every Child Should Read???.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Harris County Public Library Kids Know it All

Harris County Public Library Kids Know it All

If you like series books this is the page for you. It includes lists of popular series titles like Redwall, Junie B. Jones and Little Bill. This site also includes award winning books, bestsellers, African American children???s books, audio books, multicultural books, books for girls and books to help children deal with natural disasters.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Morton Grove Public Library Webrary Kids??? Booklists

Morton Grove Public Library Webrary Kids??? Booklists

The MGPL Webrary features booklists for accelerated readers, boys, and girls. There are also various lists of books about sports, intolerance and the Holocaust, frontier and pioneer life, fantasies, mysteries and autobiographies. This is a great resource for fiction and nonfiction titles and a fun place to discover new favorites.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Allen County Public Library Book Lists

Allen County Public Library Book Lists

This Indiana public library kids’ website features hard-to-find booklists about a broad range of topics including potty training, cumulative tales, non-traditional gender roles, wordless books, books for accelerated readers, and books on different cultural holidays. Here also are more standard booklists, such as Caldecott winners, Newberry winners …
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Recommended Book Lists from ALSC

Recommended Book Lists from ALSC

This page contains lists of recommended books compiled by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It includes booklists about diversity, aging and the elderly, books for learning about other countries and bilingual books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kids’ Page Book Nook

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kids’ Page Book Nook

This website includes links to award winning children???s books, read alikes and nonfiction books about science, social studies and mathematics. It also includes a ???Bibliotherapy Bookshelf??? in the Parents and Educators section. It consists of books recommended by librarians and therapists who use books to help young children overcome problems. …
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Inkless Tales

Inkless Tales

Listen to cool stories online, build a beast in the game section, read poems, and have lots of fun at this amazing website. Games, stories, poems, and music – Inkless Tales has it all. Check it out! Awarded an American Library Association “Great Web Sites” Recommendation.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Short Stories; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Picture Books; Computers And The Internet–Online Games; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

Shakespeare for Kids

Shakespeare for Kids

If you like Shakespeare, check out this page! You???ll find facts, word games, coloring pages, and displays of artifacts and manuscripts from Shakespeare???s time. You can also learn about Queen Elizabeth and explore current careers related to Shakespeare.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel

Here is the official website for author Paul Zindel. If you are looking for his biography, or a list of his published works, then this is the place to go.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest

Enter the “Ghost Forest” website to learn all about the prize-winning adventure tale, ???Ghost Forest??? a story for children. Written by Zlatko Enev, a Bulgarian-born writer living in Berlin, Germany, “Ghost Forest” tells about the adventures of a small girl who enters an enchanted game world. You can read the site in English, French, German, Chi …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Fifty Famous People

Fifty Famous People

Part of the Baldwin Project, a volunteer-run online library that provides the texts and illustrations of out-of-print children’s books at no charge, this collection is a companion to “Fifty Famous Tales Retold”. It is a collection of not strictly factual stories about real people in history, retold by James Baldwin at the beginning of the last cen …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Part of the Baldwin Project, a volunteer-run online library that provides the texts and illustrations of out-of-print children’s books at no charge, this collection of thirty stories is for children ages 7 to 9, offering a more advanced vocabulary and extensive plot than the other two books in the series. These not strictly factual tales were reto …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Fran Manushkin

Fran Manushkin

Learn about the author of such works as Baby, Come Out! and Hooray for Hanukkah!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley

Welcome to the interactive site of author and illustrator Ed Emberley. Learn to draw a mouse or a spider, print out fun activities and enjoy this fun site!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Fun With Spot – Grownups

Fun With Spot – Grownups

This section of the Fun With Spot site has information especially for parents and teachers. There is a biography for author Eric Hill, information about the series and links to other sites. You can switch between territories: United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Janet Stevens

Janet Stevens

Janet Stevens is an illustrator of books such as “Jackalope” and “Epossumondas”. She likes to tell you how she does her illustrations by computer. Her web site has special sections that detail digital versions of different parts of her drawings. You can also read about the books she has written and the awards she has won. This is a fun site for …
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Alden R. Carter: Writer, Speaker

Alden R. Carter: Writer, Speaker

Alden Carter has written 35 books for children and young adults and received six American Library Association Best Book Awards. Maybe you’ve read “Up Country”, “Bull Catcher”, “Shelia’s Dying”, or “Wart, Son of Toad”. He and his wife, photographer Carol Shadis Carter, live in Wisconsin and have co-written books, such as “Seeing My Way”, a book abo …
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

KidsWWwrite

KidsWWwrite

Here is an e-zine (electronic magazine) where you can read stories and poems by other kids and submit your own writing for others to see!
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing

Ellen Jackson: Award-Winning Author

Ellen Jackson: Award-Winning Author

Official homepage of award-winning author Ellen Jackson. Her books include Scatterbrained Sam, November, December, and Winter Solstice. The website offers resources for children, teachers, and parents, including online stories, recipes, and much more.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Stan ‘N’ Isaac Online

Stan ‘N’ Isaac Online

The Stan ‘N’ Isaac comic strip is about two boys. Stan is white, and Isaac is black. These best friends stick by each other no matter what! There is physical comedy. This comic strip runs in several papers, but is mostly read online. The comics are free; there are even two e-books full of old Stan ‘N’ Isaac funnies that can be accessed throug …
Subject: Fun Stuff–Comic Strips & Funny Pages

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Read the continuing adventures of Alice in Wonderland in this illustrated book online. Read about Alice???s meetings with the Lion and the Unicorn, Humpty-Dumpty and the Garden of Live Flowers. Watch out for the Jabberwocky!
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Weekly Reader for Teachers

Weekly Reader for Teachers

???News and views to share with your students: View this week???s feature article and word of the day.??? There are activities and articles for all grade levels pre-K to high school.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne wrote the books about Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Learn about the author’s life on this site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Barbara Park

Barbara Park

Read about Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series. There is also a copy of an interview she did for the site about where she gets her ideas and she gives advice for young writers.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

KidsReads.com Series

KidsReads.com Series

Looking for information on your favorite series? Look no further. You???ll find all the information you need on series such as The American Girls, the Boxcar Children, Captain Underpants, Curious George, Madeline, Our Canadian Girls, Young Heroes and more!
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Clifford

Clifford

You wouldn???t think a big, red dog would have many adventures. Wait, yes you would! This Clifford site is packed with fun. Read or have stories read to you, play games with Clifford, print out activities, meet Clifford and his friends and watch video clips.
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar

Read about the author of the Wayside School stories, Marvin Redpost and Holes. He also talks about how he writes his books and what he likes to do for fun.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Kidsreads.com Authors

Kidsreads.com Authors

Scroll down this list of tons of authors to read about them and their books. Or click on the letter to jump to authors whose last names start with that letter. You can also take author trivia quizzes to test what you learn about the authors, like ???Why did author Dav Pilkey drop the E off of Dave???? Then try some word scrambles.
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Kidsreads.com Trivia

Kidsreads.com Trivia

Do you know what Amelia Bedelia did in her last at-bat in the book Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia? Do you remember who greeted the first-year students when they got off the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer???s Stone? Test your knowledge of lots of different books here. Other quizzes include Dr. Seuss books, Junie B. Jones, Nate the G …
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Book-Pop

Book-Pop

You will love this site! Stephen Cosgrove has written many books and stories for the Web. You can read the books yourself, or hear them read to you! Read about Fiddler Bear and how he helped the Hideaway Bears or listen to a story about catching The Giggle-Snitcher. You can listen to songs and print out coloring pages of your favorite Book-Pop …
Subject: Reading Zone–Short Stories; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Fractured Fairy Tales Activity

Fractured Fairy Tales Activity

???In this creative writing activity, students will use familiar characters, plots and settings from traditional fairy tales to create ???fractured??? versions. By altering the story line, adding an unexpected twist, or creating a contemporary ???spin,??? students will experiment with satire, irony and parody.???
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Kidscribe!

Kidscribe!

This is a site where you can read stories, jokes, poems, and essays from kids around the world in English and Spanish. You can also submit your own writing here.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing

The Write Site

The Write Site

Enter The Write Site to learn about journalism, writing for a newspaper. Follow the time line for facts, read about famous journalists of the past and present, learn about jobs in journalism, how to do research for stories and creating your own writing style.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing

Poetry Lane

Poetry Lane

These are ???poems for the young of all ages??? by G. E. Farrell. There are many different poems here about all kinds of subjects, and they all have pictures to go with them. Read poems about the circus, puppies, counting and more!
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes

Whimsical Bedtime- Stories for All Ages

Whimsical Bedtime- Stories for All Ages

Tons of great stories for you to read, or have read to you, at bedtime or any other time. They all have pictures too! Some are a little long, like Alice in Wonderland, but most are nice and short. Enjoy Margaret???s Cat, The Goggle-Eyed Green Hairy Monster and Me and tons more!
Subject: Reading Zone–Short Stories

You’ve Got Braille

You’ve Got Braille

Arthur???s friend Marina can help you translate messages into Braille. Learn facts about Braille, look at the Braille key of letters, numbers and punctuation, or type a message and Marina will translate it into Braille for you. Then you can print it, put a drop of glue on the dots, and learn how to read a little with your fingers!
Subject: Reading Zone–Braille

Zoobooks – The Encyclopedia of Animals

Zoobooks – The Encyclopedia of Animals

This site is from the animal magazine, Zoobooks, but you can enjoy it without a subscription. Find out tons of information about your favorite animals, like what and how they hunt, where they live, even what they sound like! There are also fun games and activities.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Math And Science–Animals; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Reference–Encyclopedias

Little Golden Books

Little Golden Books

The Little Golden Books have been around since the 1940s. You can see a timeline of the titles, read how they started, get activity pages, and play fun games like Make Your Own Monster and Road Hog Racing.
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones

First grade isn’t easy. Just ask Junie B. Jones. Read about all the Junie B. Jones books, learn about the author, Barbara Park, test your knowledge with the Junie B. Quiz, and print out activity sheets on this site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Andrew Lost Classroom Club

Andrew Lost Classroom Club

???Help implement your science curriculum objectives with the Andrew Lost books by J.C. Greenburg.??? Download the teacher???s guide, view the monthly featured experiments and read about specific Andrew Lost books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Official Website of Little Critter

The Official Website of Little Critter

Read about Little Critter and the author, Mercer Mayer, try out some puzzles, look at a list of the Little Critter books to see what you???ve read, have fun with jokes, look at pictures from the books or print coloring pages. You can even listen to parts of songs like ???What Do You Do with a Kangaroo??? or ???If I Had a Gorilla.???
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

dig- The archaeology magazine for kids

dig- The archaeology magazine for kids

???dig brings the excitement, mystery, wonder, and fun of archaeology, paleontology, and earth sciences to children.??? You can read questions answered by Dr. Dig or send in your own question. Take the archeology quizzes to see how much you know. There is a glossary to help you with words you might not know and fun facts about earth science.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Math And Science–Magazines About Science

Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

Read information about popular children???s poet Jack Pretlutsky, written by Jack himself! You can also link to an interview transcript where Jack answers questions from kids and adults.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Hippo Works

Hippo Works

Want to see some funny comics about animals in the jungle? Watch the animated comics or play the games with the animal friends at Hippo Works!
Subject: Fun Stuff–Comic Strips & Funny Pages; Fun Stuff

Junior Baseball

Junior Baseball

This site for Junior Baseball magazine has tips for kids of different ages. It also has tips for parents and coaches.
Subject: Sports & Recreation–Baseball; Sports & Recreation–Magazines About Sports & Recreation

Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon

The author of over 150 science books for children. Read about his books and his life.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli

Learn more about the Newbery Medal winning author of Maniac Magee.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

The Book Read Project and BR_Match

The Book Read Project and BR_Match

The Book Read Project links students and teachers with partner classrooms, and with the authors of books they are reading in the classroom. BR_Match is an Internet mailing list that was formed to help teachers and students find partner classes with which they can discuss the books they are currently reading.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

The Mary E. Lyons Den

The Mary E. Lyons Den

Learn about the author who wrote Sorrow’s Kitchen and Letters from a Slave Girl. She also offers activities with each story she’s written.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Karleen Bradford

Karleen Bradford

This is the web site for the Canadian author of Dragonfire and There Will Be Wolves. Read her biography, see what awards she’s won, and read e-books online.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Scholastic News: Sports

Scholastic News: Sports

The sports section of Scholastic News gives quick information about what’s going on in sports. The sports calendar lists upcoming professional sports events. Zog’s QA gives answers to kids’ sports questions.
Subject: Sports & Recreation–Magazines About Sports & Recreation

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming

This colorful site offers an author biography, upcoming appearances and fun activities.
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books; Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Teri Daniels

Teri Daniels

“The home page of Teri Daniels, an author of lively children’s literature, including the picture books The Feet in the Gym, Just Enough, G-Rex, and Math Man. This comprehensive web site features activities and links for young readers, writers, teachers and librarians.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford

This is the offical web site of Carole Boston Weatherford, author of many children’s books including “The Sound that Jazz Makes,” “Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City,” and “Sink or Swim.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Brian Lies, Author and Illustrator

Brian Lies, Author and Illustrator

The official web site of author and illustrator Brian Lies, author of the “Hamlet the Pig” children’s book series, and illustrator of many other children’s books. The site information about Brian, his books, the editorial and textbook illustrations he’s created, as well as information about getting Brian to visit your school!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Sheldon Oberman

Sheldon Oberman

This is the official web site for Sheldon Oberman, a songwriter and author of 11 books, including “The Always Prayer Shawl” and “The Shaman’s Nephew.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Mightybook.com

Mightybook.com

“It is our goal to create a relaxing web site environment where children can take a calming break from a busy day or ready themselves for nap or bedtime with a story of their choice.” This site for kids aged 2-12 years has read-aloud stories that kids can listen to and read along with, poetry and writing contests they can enter, a thesaurus and di …
Subject: Reading Zone

ContinYou Reading Clubs

ContinYou Reading Clubs

Focused on reading for lifelong pleasure, this site includes information on how to create your own book club, resources for book club organizers, and activities to do in your book club.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques

Homepage for the Redwall books by Brian Jacques. Be sure to check out the Redwall Encyclopedia!
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Fun Stuff–Television

John and El’s Bear Time

John and El’s Bear Time

“Follow the adventures of two traveling teddy bears, John and El! The site features illustrated stories and songs, as well as coloring pages to print out, picture book reviews, and a section where kids can share their own stories and artwork. The text is big and easy to read, the pictures are bold and bright, and the bears are just adorable!”
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books

Brian Cleary

Brian Cleary

“Want to indulge your secret pleasure in puns? Brian Cleary, author of It Looks a Lot Like Reindeer, Jamaica Sandwich?, Give Me Bach My Schubert, and You Never Sausage Love, may be a man you would want to meet.” You can listen to one of his stories, or read his thoughts on writing books for kids, or see newspaper clippings about Mr. Cleary.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Audrey Wood Clubhouse

Audrey Wood Clubhouse

Visit the clubhouse of children’s authors Audrey and Don Wood! See pictures from their books, including the incredible 3-D computer illustrations in “Space Elf Sam.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Welcome to the World of Robert Quackenbush

Welcome to the World of Robert Quackenbush

Do you like the books of Robert Quackenbush? Then you’ll love his website. Special sections for kids, librarians, and teachers will let you learn more about this author and his books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Sports Illustrated for Kids Online

Sports Illustrated for Kids Online

This site has just about everything a kid would want to know about sports! It includes the latest news in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and fantasy sports. Play your favorite online flash games too!
Subject: Sports & Recreation–Magazines About Sports & Recreation

Poetry

Poetry

“Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors” — Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing

Nikki Tate

Nikki Tate

“Learn about Nikki Tate, where she gets her ideas, and check out photos of some of the real life people, horses, and places that have inspired her stories.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

StoryBook Online

StoryBook Online

“A multimedia reading community for children and parents. Children can read, hear and see stories before them. Stories are available for many levels of readers.”
Subject: Reading Zone

Raccoons from Mars

Raccoons from Mars

“War is a horrible thing. But the war with the Raccoons from Mars was the most horrible of all. Mostly because no one is quite sure what really happened….or if it happened.” Read on…
Subject: Reading Zone–Short Stories

Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes

Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes

“Rebus Rhymes is designed for children who are learning how to read. Preschoolers and Kindergartners enjoy picking out the words they can read in their favorite nursery rhymes.” Children can read a nursery rhyme or tongue twister, make a nursery rhyme coloring book and color, paint rhymes online, participate in a nursery rhyme scavenger hunt, or ma …
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Fun Stuff–Arts & Crafts–Coloring

HanuKat

HanuKat

Read the story of HanuKat and the DreiDells and enjoy some fun activities for you to do — there is one for each night of Hanukkah.
Subject: Reading Zone–Short Stories; Fun Stuff–Arts & Crafts; Our World–Geography & World Culture–Holidays–Christmas, Hannukah, And Kwanzaa

Janie Lynn Panagopoulos

Janie Lynn Panagopoulos

Not only will you find Janie’s bio. here and info. on her books, but you will get some help with conducting research, tips for writing, as well as finding games to play. This site is packed full of stuff!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

R.L. Stine’s The Nightmare Room

R.L. Stine’s The Nightmare Room

Author R.L. Stine’s official website based on his Nightmare Room series. He will take you into a world one step beyond reality, a world where nightmares come true! Check out his exclusive online story, The Dead of Night, with new installments each week and the conclusion on Halloween night. You can also find info on his books, chat in a moderate …
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

The Nursery “Alice”

The Nursery “Alice”

A special version of “Alice in Wonderland” written by Lewis Carroll for children “naught (zero) to five,” with illustrations.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Susan Rowan Masters

Susan Rowan Masters

Here is the homepage for the author of The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel, Libby Bloom, and Summer Song. You’ll find out about her books, as well as a short biography of the author.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

America Writes for Kids

America Writes for Kids

“This new site is searchable by state and by alphabet and is linked to nearly 50 authors’ and playwrights’ webpages, plus other useful sites, with more being added every week.”
Subject: Reading Zone

Farmhouse Fables

Farmhouse Fables

“These stories are about all the many little creatures that have made their homes in the meadow that lies next to the Old Farmhouse.” You can even e-mail your favourite Farmhouse Fables Character.
Subject: Reading Zone–Short Stories

Online Activities for Kids

Online Activities for Kids

Wow! These online books are great for working on math & English! “Test and enhance your vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills.” In the Math books you can “Build skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, algebra and general arithmetic through fun activities.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island

Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island

“A Shipwrecked bunny is taken to Easter Island, the home of candy producing plants and tasty reefs. With the help of island and ocean creatures, the newly created Easter Bunny brings the joy of Spring and Rebirth to all the little hands on Earth.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books

Timeline-The Media History Project

Timeline-The Media History Project

Images of devices and documents throughout time along with discussion articles on the history and devices in media. Also Also contains media timelines, courseware, bibliographies.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Computers And The Internet–Computers And The Internet Resources For Parents & Teachers

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web

Mrs. Taverna’s second grade class in Sleepy Hollow, New York presents this great site of information about E.B. White’s classic story. Here you’ll find chapter summaries, fun quizzes, crossword puzzles, and drawings of everyone’s favorite pig. There is also a page of teacher resources.
Subject: Reading Zone–Picture Books

Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce

This site gives information about upcoming books by Pierce, her biography, answers to frequently asked questions, and books she recommends as “cool reads.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

This site is designed by Diana Ross’s son-in-law. It has a picture, a biography, and a list of all the books she has written.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Amazing Kids

Amazing Kids

This website is all about how amazing kids are! You can read about real-life Amazing Kids. The contests for writers and artists are pretty neat too.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has been writing science and nature books for kids for over 27 years. This is her own Website where you can learn more about her and her books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Aaron Shepard

Aaron Shepard

Kids and adults alike will enjoy lots of information on the children’s author Aaron Shepard including information on his books–and on author visits!
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Favorite Poem Project

Favorite Poem Project

Robert Pinsky, a poet and one of the creators of this site says, “If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet’s voice and for a voice.” The purpose of this site is to give a voice–through video and audio–to poets of all ages. You are encouraged to participate in the project by adding your own poetry.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes

Chateau Meddybemps

Chateau Meddybemps

Have fun exploring the world of Meddybemps, where jellybeans grow on vines. This site lets you play word games, read funny stories, and visit a gallery of amazing beans. Teachers and parents can find resources, too, including recommended book lists on different subjects.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities; Reading Zone–Myths & Fables

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl

Want to learn more about the author of the Little House series? This site gives information about Laura’s life and family as well as her books. You can even hear songs played on Pa’s fiddle and see pictures, too.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Explore the world of the creator of Peter Rabbit. You can learn more about the author, play games, or find out about special exhibitions featuring Potter’s characters and artwork.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg

A spotlight on the life of Chris Van Allsburg, the award-winning author of Polar Express and Jumanji. You can read an interview or learn more about his books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

KidsReads.com: Jon Scieszka

KidsReads.com: Jon Scieszka

Find out about one of the authors The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheeseman, and The Time Warp Trio.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey

Have fun exploring this author’s site. The zany author and illustrator of such books as ‘Twas the Night before Thanksgiving offers pages of silliness and information. You can play games, learn how to draw, or read an interview of the author.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper

An unofficial page by a fan of Susan Cooper’s fiction. Susan has written many books, two of which (The Dark Is Rising and The Grey King) have been honored with Newberry awards.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

www.4kids.org

www.4kids.org

Each week www.4Kids.org appears in about 130 newspapers in the USA, Canada and Japan. Whether or not you read the weekly www.4kids newspaper feature, you’ll enjoy their web site. There are lots of links and games to play. You can ask a question about the Internet, or become a detective.
Subject: Reference–Magazines & Newspapers

Childrens’ Books Central

Childrens’ Books Central

“A place to start for the writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, printers, storytellers and kids.” Provides references online to stories, books, discussion groups, and many other links.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Seminole County Public Library Booklists

Seminole County Public Library Booklists

Would you like to find out what other kids are reading? This site offers suggestions for reading all different kinds of books including historical fiction, adventure, fantasy and time travel, animal stories and much more. You can read book reviews written by kids, or write one yourself!
Subject: Reading Zone–Book Lists

Nancy Drew Online

Nancy Drew Online

At the Nancy Drew Online site, you can read a special online mystery. New episodes are added every week! You can also play a game, find out more about the character Nancy Drew, look at information on all the books, or talk to others about Nancy Drew.
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

The Author Corner

The Author Corner

This site, which focuses especially on authors who live in the mid-Atlantic states, has a wealth of information on several well-known childrens’ authors. There are also links to many other authors’ pages.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Teachers’ Guide for the Professional Cartoonists Index

Teachers’ Guide for the Professional Cartoonists Index

This site is the companion to the Professional Cartoonists Index which has a large collection of newspaper editorial cartoons. It contains “lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Sheldon Oberman

Sheldon Oberman

Learn about the author of “The Always Prayer Shawl”, “The White Stone in the Castle Wall”, and “TV Sal” and you can even listen to him read some of his stories if you have RealAudio installed on your computer. Also includes information for parents and teachers.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Phoebe Stone

Phoebe Stone

Find out about the author, look at the colorful pictures, and read parts of the stories of Phoebe Stone, the author of “When the Wind Bears Go Dancing,” and “What Night Do the Angels Wander?” .
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Dinotopia

Dinotopia

If you’re a fan of the Dinotopia books series, or even just a dinosaur lover, you should take a look at this site. Information about author James Gurney, a map of Dinotopia, puzzles, trivia, and more!
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Explore some fun aspects of science. There are sections on snow, animal communication, and earth sounds. Then, try out the activity for that section, like making virtual snowflakes or escaping from an island.
Subject: Fun Stuff–Games & Activities; Math And Science–Magazines About Science

Garfield Online

Garfield Online

Fun and games with everyone’s favorite comic strip cat! You can read comic strips, send a postcard, look at Garfield’s cookbook (and submit your own recipie) and join the Garfield Club.
Subject: Fun Stuff–Comic Strips & Funny Pages

Kids’ Place

Kids’ Place

There’s lots to do at this web site! Tackle brain teasers alone or with a group of friends or classmates. Play games such as GeoNet, FakeOut!, Wacky Web Tales, and Web Word Find.
Subject: Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

” The homepage of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, one of the nation’s leading children’s book review journals for school and public librarians.” The monthly features include a brief look at an author or artist, an editorial about specific books or a trend, and a list of children’s book titles related to some theme. Previous mont …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Especially for Young People and Their Parents

Especially for Young People and Their Parents

A section of the American Library Association site that is dedicated to guidelines for teaching children how to use the Internet. Includes online safety rules and suggestions, designed-for-young people search engines, additional ALA websites for parents, young people, and librarians, other educational sites, and information about privacy issues.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Grandpa Tucker’s Rhymes and Tales

Grandpa Tucker’s Rhymes and Tales

Grandpa Tucker has written silly songs, poems, and stories. There’s even a Java JukeBox: you can choose songs and listen to them while you check out the rest of the site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Art, Music & Museums–Music

The Official Brian Jacques Homepage

The Official Brian Jacques Homepage

A site for anyone who likes Brian Jacques’ Redwall books. These stories are set in medieval times with “peace-loving mice, moles, shrews, squirrels” as heroes. You can read here about the author, find out how to contact him, or learn about the Redwall Readers Club.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors A-K

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps

“Are you a fan of R.L. Stine and his creepy, crawly stories? Stine has written lots of terrific books.” Learn more about the creator of Goosebumps or try out the games and activities on this site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman

If you like fantasy, science fiction, or action adventure books, then check out these descriptions of Neal Shusterman’s books. Neal has done “work on the Goosebumps, and Animorphs TV series.” He also talks about himself and his writing.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z

Barry Louis Polisar

Barry Louis Polisar

This site is all about the music and books of Barry Louis Polisar, an American author and musician. “Barry Louis Polisar is a one-man symphony of comic anarchy. At a time when vast numbers of our kids see school as endless drudgery, Polisar says otherwise. He says, isn’t the English language fun?” –Baltimore Sun.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Art, Music & Museums–Music–Musicians & History

The Children’s Book Forum

The Children’s Book Forum

This site is described as an “Internet Community Project” which depends on parents, children, and teachers to submit their reviews of childrens’ books. It was started by a father who had trouble finding reviews of books for his daughter.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

PeaceKids.net

PeaceKids.net

Are you a kid who cares about our world? Are you concerned about the environment or the homeless? Do you want to do something about it? Kids can make a difference. Thanks to the People for Peace organization, you can find out how.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Reading Zone–Short Stories

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Have you ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C.? This is the place where you can have a taste of each museum online! You’ll find cool stuff about science, art, animals, sports, the world, and more.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Museum Studies; Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore; Art, Music & Museums–Magazines About Art, Music & Museums; Reading Zone–Magazines; Our World–Magazines About Our World