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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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