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    BOOKS AND LIBRARIES 

     

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    AARON SHEPARD'S HOME PAGE

     

     

    Home page of award-winning children's author Aaron Shepard, with loads of free stories, scripts, and more. Look for his Reader's Theater page. It's worth the visit.

    BASED ON THE BOOK

     

     

    This site has a collection of select reviewed books and novels, short stories that have been made into motion pictures.

     

    BOOK ADVENTURE

     

    Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Once registered, teachers can create class lists and monitor students' progress and use other valuable reading-related resources found on this site. . Students should get their parents' permission before registering with this site.

    BOOKS MADE INTO MOVIES

     

     

    Check out this very thorough site from Wikipedia-TheFree Encyclopedia that shows many books that have been turned into major motion pictures. The best part is there is no admission fee. Please note, you will NOT be able to see the movies on this site.

     

    BOOKS MADE INTO MOVIES-PART TWO

     

    The title of the site says it all. No description needed.

     

    CHILDREN'S AUTHOR'S BIRTHDAYS

     

    Gary Paulsen (author of Hatchet, Dogsong and many other adventure chapter books) was born on May 17, 1939. Chris Van Allsburg (author of Jumanji, the Polar Express, and several other popular picture books for young people) was born on June 18, 1949. Do you have a favorite children's author? Check out this site to see when he or she celebrates their birthday.

     

    CHILDREN'S AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS

     

    Here you will find links to official homepages, links to lesson plans, links to specific book-related activities and more.

     

    CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR LINKS

     

    Resources and direct links abound in this extensive list of authors and illustrators found on the Web.

     

    DEWEY BROWSE

     

    This link contains websites classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for K-12 Education and Research.

     

    MOUNT VERNON PUBLIC LIBRARY

     

    This site is home to your local library. 

     

    KID'S GUIDE TO THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM

     

    Some of the most popular subjects children have and their respective nonfiction call number as per the tens division of the Dewey Decimal System.

     

    LIBRARIAN'S INDEX TO THE INTERNET

     

    Searchable and annotated subject directory of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

     

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

     

    The country's largest library has its physical building in Washington, D.C. and this online version of the site has extensive online exhibitions of historic photographs and documents including the outstanding American Memory Collection.

     

    LITERARY GENRE DEFINITIONS 

     

    Here you will find appropriate definitions of different genres of literature. 

    NANCY KEANE'S CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WEB PAGE

     

     

    Booktalks, reading recommendations, book reviews, and general information about children's literature are all found in this outstanding site. Check out her reading lists.

     

    PUBLIC LIBRARIES

     

    Click on the state and find links to the official homepages to every public library in the respective state.

     

    SERIES OF BOOKS

     

    Did you ever wonder the order in which the Magic Tree House books were published? Or have you ever wanted to find an interview with the author of the Junie B. Jones series of books? If you answered yes to either of these questions, log on to this site to find background information on many of the most popular series of childrens' literature. Happy Reading!!! Also take a look at http://www.mymcpl.org/cfapps/juvser/title.cfm.

    ELEMENTS OF FICTION

    Here you will find simplistic definitions of different elements of fiction found in many chapter books and novels.

    STORYLINE ONLINE

     

    The site currently streams many popular picture book titles featuring various celebrities including Jane Kaczmarek, Bradley Whitford, Sean Astin, Esai Morales, Amber Tamblyn, Eric Close, and Elijah Wood reading various picture books aloud. 

    Storyline Online also features supplemental activities for each book developed by an early literacy specialist. Together, the videos and related curriculum strengthen comprehension, verbal and written skills of English language learners worldwide. Available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge, Storyline Online ensures that every child who has access to an Internet connection can be exposed to a story.

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

    The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

     

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