Fun Websites

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CyberSleuth for Kids – an internet search guide for the K-12 student.  Free clip art, math worksheets, games, coloring pages, crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles

Enchanted Learning

Kid'sClick - sites chosen by librarians

KidGrid - a search engine for elementary school children


Read or Listen to Books Online

Big Universe 660 + picture books (fiction and nonfiction) or elementary and middle school students

Children's Books Online a large collection of illustrated antique children's books

International Children's Digital Library a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. These books are in many languages including English.  The collection can be limited by age group, book length, make believe or true, animal characters and more.


Get Information about Books and Authors

The Association for Library Services to Children page on the ALA web site is a great resource for almost anything related to children’s books.  On the left is a list of links within their page.  Follow the link called “Great Web Sites for Kids,” which contains links to author web sites, homework sites, and sites of general interest to kids.

Book Adventure get ideas for new books to read, create book lists - have fun!

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site  Book reviews, links to author pages, curriculum related lists of titles Theme related lists, graded reading lists.

Children's Literature  Book reviews with author and illustrator interviews

The Children’s Literature Web Guide information about children’s literature with a page of links to author & illustrator web sites.

Guys Read  Author Jon Scieszka has created this site to help boys find books they like to read.

Harper Collins  Publisher provided author bios, book lists and links to author web sites

Kaye E. Vandergrift’s Special Interest Page a wealth of information about children’s literature.  The “Author Site” section of this page does not contain links to author’s sites, but offers information about children’s authors and their work.

Kids Reads Newsletter   with author talks, book reviews, games, puzzles and more.

LEGO Club  online version.

Literary Criticism from the Internet Public Library contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period

Reading Is Fundamental   Meet authors and illustrators; games; downloadable clipart, book plates and coloring pages

The Spaghetti Book Club read reviews written by kids!

 


Great Websites from Individual Authors!

David A. Adler     Cam Jansen series
Stan & Jan Berenstain      Berenstain Bears
Jan Brett      picture books
Norman Bridwell     Clifford!
Betsy Byars      The Blossom Family books      McMummy     The Summer of the Swans
Eric Carle      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See    The Very Busy Spider     The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Beverly Cleary     Ramona series
Eoin Coifer      Artemis Fowl series
Roald Dahl      The BFG     James and the Giant Peach     Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Michael Dooling      The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin     Young Thomas Edison
Mem Fox     picture books
Kevin Henkes      Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum
Eric Hill      Spot Goes to the Circus     Spot Sleeps Over
Katherine Holabird      Angelina Ballerina
Brian Jacques     Martin the Warrior     Redwall
Ezra Jack Keats      Peter’s Chair     The Snowy Day
Steven Kellogg      Can I Keep Him     Jack and the Beanstalk     Pinkerton
Suzy Kline     Herbie Jones, Horrible Harry
Madeleine L'Engle     A Wrinkle In Time
Jonathan London      Froggy Bake a Cake     Froggy Goes to School
Lois Lowry     Gooney the fabulous     Anatasia Krupnik     Number the Stars
Mercer Mayer      Just Me and My Mom     There’s An Alligator Under My Bed
Bruce McMillan      Apples, How They Grow     Eating Fractions
Ralph Masiello      The Frog Alphabet Book     The Icky Bug Alphabet
Robert Munsch      Love You Forever     Munschworks     The Paper Bag Princess
Jenny Nimmo     Charlie Bone (series)     Jerry Spinelli
Bill Peet      How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head     The Wump World
Dav Pilkey     The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel     A Friend for Dragon     The Dumb Bunnies
     Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
Patricia Pollacco     Babushka's Doll     Ginger and Petunia     The Keeping Quilt     Thunder Cake
Beatrix Potter     The Tale of Peter Rabbit      The Tale of Benjamin Bunny     The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck
Jack Prelutsky     Me I Am     The New Kid of the Block     A Pizza the Size of the Sun
J. K. Rowling     Harry Potter
Robert SanSouci      Short & Shivery: 30 chilling tales      Sootface: an Ojibwa Cinderella story
Jerry Spinelli      Newbery author     Maniac Magee
Chris Van Allsburg      Jumanji     The Polar Express     Two Bad Ants
Rosemary Wells      Max and Ruby
Audrey Wood     A Dog Needs a Bone     The Napping House     Piggies

Just for Fun

Barbie

Baseball card collecting

Cartoon Network

Club Penguin

Coin Collecting for Kids

Cool Math

Crayola : crafts, games

Disney

Draw & Color

Fun Brain

Garfield

Hot Wheels

How to make paper pop ups
     Robert Sabuda Simple Pop-Ups
     Joan Irvine - How to make a Pop-Up

I Was Wondering

Kendra's Coloring Box

Marvel Kids Games

Miniclip

Neopets

Nick games

PBS games

Poptropica

Power My Learning

Primary Games

Stamp Collecting
     Just for Kids
     Stamp Collecting for Kids

String Figures

Tammy Yee’s Origami Page

Toon Town

Up to 10 - games, coloring

Webkinz

Y8

The Adventures of Herman - learn all about earthworms including their life cycle, anatomy and history from Herman the Squirmin' Worm.

CoolMath.com - This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.

Albright-Knox Art Games - This interactive site engages children in activities that help them to learn about artists and art.

I Was Wondering - Discover the adventures of real women in science! Find biographies, interactive games, fun science facts, and opportunities to ask your questions about science.

This Day in History - Select a date in history and learn what happened in that day's headlines.  Focus on specific dates in music, presidential, war, sports, entertainment, literary, financial history and more.