A wealth of information is available for each of the 50 states including links to government agencies, general information about the states and to most newspapers in the states.
The Association provides many resources to support children's librarians and educators and to provide guidance for children and their families to the best resources available in print, nonprint, and emerging formats. Links include Notable children's books and media, great web sites for kids, logos and art, and issues and advocacy.
This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.
Awesome Library has organzied the web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources,which include the top 5 percent in education.
A searchable site with over 25,000 of the greatest lives--past and present. Find facts, dates, and other trivia associated with the lives of almost any famous person.
"Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization."
"The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."
This collection of books currently contains about 2000 copies of antique children books which were published in the 19th and early 20 century. All can be download to your computer free of charge.
Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.
Byte into books with Bookie, the Bookworm, as he chomps his way through books.
At Dewey Browse, web sites are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for grades K-12.
This is a hands-on website where you can do exercises to learn about the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.
This is a search engine designed specifically for kids by librarians.
This site contains a list of 9 lesson plans to be used in the library. They range from library orientation to mythological character research/role playing.
LibrarySpot is a free vitual library resource center for everyone performing research on the web. It offers a variety of libraries, including a K-12 library, reference desk, reading room, and free newsletter.
View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.
Having problems developing a lesson plan? At PBS-Teacher Source one only has to select a topic and grade level to find lesson plans for Library Media. In fact, lesson plans for other subject areas can also be accessed at this site.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
On-line stories, kids' writing, and information about books, authors, book awards, and storytelling.
Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!