Recommended websites

Offers more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. The most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners, ages 2-7+. For use in the Main or Branch Library only.

Caldecott Connections/Newberys & the Net
For those seeking information or lesson ideas about Caldecott or Newbery award winners, this site is a honey. You'll find links to material on authors and illustrators and related books and Web sites. Here, too, is access to appropriate lesson plans and Webquests that teachers and homeschoolers and homeschooling parents will find very useful.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Need a source of information on just about every award-winning children's book? This exhaustive site offers searchable information about 60 children's book awards. A selection of search fields can help that match very specific criteria.

RIF Reading Planet
Getting kids excited about reading isn't always easy. That's where this great Web site, for kids in grades K-8, comes in handy. The Java-based activities and games offer plenty of fun and all are geared to stimulate interest in books and reading.

Rebus Rhymes
Designed for the parents and teachers of beginning readers.

Dinosaur Jokes
This web site is full of silly (and some downright corny) dinosaur jokes that younger kids can understand.