Description:I didn't realise how prolific this children's author was until I visited this website. She's written books for early readers to young adults. Two of my favorites are Crispin: The Cross Of Lead and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
Description:Betsy Byars won the Newberry Medal in 1971 for The Summer of the Swans. She's written over fifty books.
Description:Author of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ribsy, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and Dear Mr. Henshaw.
Description:This web project includes background information about the book, author, and illustrator, along with suggested links for students and teachers. In addition, you'll find activities that extend, expand, and enhance these award-winning books.
|Carol Hurst?s Children?s Literature Website
Description:Lot?s of interesting features on this website. One section United States Through Literature lists activities and books to learn more about each state. Featured children?s books-review, things to listen for, activities, related books, related areas on the Internet. The book review section is indexed by title, author, type of book, or grade level. Subscribe to her free quarterly children?s literature email newsletter.
Description:Information on how to select quality picture books for your children or grandchildren. Includes reviews and suggestions for picture books in categories like math, science, and history, as well as audio books for children.
|Hank the Cow Dog
Description:Lots of activities for fans of Hank the Cow Dog.
Description:The only website that highlights fiction books featuring homeschoolers as characters. Read synopses, reviews, and even educational tie-ins for books that your homeschooled child can both identify with and be inspired by.
|Jan Brett's Page
Description:Author of children's picture books such as Town Mouse, Country Mouse and Hedgie's Surprise.
Description:Her works include picture books like All Those Secrets of the World and 1988 Caldecott Medal winner, Owl Moon. Her specialty is fairy tales, myths and legends.
|Jean Craighead George
Description:Author of Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain and many other books for children.
|Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast
Description:Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast in which we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children's books.
Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children's book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers.
Episodes range in length from 5 to 12 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod for listening on the go. Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family's favourite children's books. We also feature weekly interviews with authors, literacy related discussions or audio reviews submitted by our listeners.
This podcast is powered by passion. We have no advertisers or sponsors and there is no financial gain to be had. Our goal is to link children with great books and help create happy memories for children and the adults that read to them…and to have fun!
If you would like to share these conversations with others who are interested in connecting families and children with great children's books, please feel free to link to this site and to pass it along to parents and teachers.
|Online Children's Stories
Description:This site has sections on story collections; folklore, myth and legend; songs and poetry; classics for young people; contemporary writing for children and young adults; and Christmas stories.
|Short Story Time
Description:Homeschooling family reads to you online! A safe place for parents, kids and educators to listen to and read online audio stories for free! Classic stories, bible stories, fun poems, fun facts and more!
|The Children's Book Shelf
|The Official Berenstain Bears Website
Description:Fun activities, printouts and videos about the characters from the Berenstain Bears book series. Kids should enjoy this site.
|The World of Peter Rabbit
Description:I played on this site myself and had great fun. Tom Kitten?s playground will entertain your primary age kids for quite a while. It took me three tries to find all the mice in the Pop Up Fun game. Your children will enjoy the sites multimedia games and activities and you can take a look at the Peter Rabbit CDs and videos available.
Description:Trailblazer Books by Dave and Neta Jackson are adventure novels about pioneer missionaries and Christian heroes such as Hudson Taylor, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and Amy Charmichael. The site includes a timeline and world map for all the books.
|Whootie Owl Fairy Tales and Writing Assignments
Description:These handouts present the same thoughtful questions shown at the end of each story on the site. Just click the story title you want, print it, make as many copies as you need, and distribute the handouts to your class. Simple!
Description:Steig's book Yellow and Pink is back in print in May 2003. A great introduction for children to the idea of intelligent design. Other titles by Steig include Shrek! and Doctor De Soto.