library address



Check out some of our newest books
and materials...


Online Databases for Kids
Kids InfoBits  

Read along with the Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

Upcoming Days to Celebrate with TumbleBooks
Read these Titles on TumbleBooks as these special days arrive:
May 1: May Day!

May Day dates back to ancient Roman times, when people would celebrate Flora, the goddess of flowers!

Nowadays, it has many meanings to many different cultures and religions. Nevertheless, it keeps its hopeful springtime outlook! We hope you enjoy "Rose's Garden" this May Day!

May 4: Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be with you! Today is a fun holiday dedicated to the classic Star Wars series! Whether you're a Sci-Fi geek or a Science buff, we think you'll enjoy exploring our universe with "Older Than The Stars"!

May 5: On this date… The First American in space.

Flying a Mercury Spacecraft, Alan Shepard became the first American man in space on May 5th, 1961!

Celebrate his spirit of adventure, and American ingenuity with the classic TumbleBook, "Let's Go!"

 

May 5: Free Comic Book Day!

Every year, on the first Saturday in May, Comic Book Stores, authors, artists, publishers, and other retailers celebrate "FREE COMIC BOOK DAY" by offering up some amazing content to their loyal readers and comic book newbies!

Join us in celebrating the day with Geronimo Stilton, starring in "The Discovery of America"!

*Please note that this title is available on Premium subscriptions only.

May 9: Born on this day... J.M. Barrie!

Happy Birthday Mr. Barrie!

Born in 1860, J.M. Barrie would be a whopping 158 years old if he were alive today!

He is best known for writing the play and book, "Peter Pan", which is beloved by children around the world (particularly those who never grow up!)

*Please note that this title is available on Premium subscriptions only.

May 11: Happy Birthday, Martha Graham! (1893-1991)

Martha Graham was born on May 11, 1893, and was a hugely influential American dancer during her long and illustrious career!

We like to think that she'd get a kick out of "Frank was a Monster Who Wanted To Dance" about a friendly little monster who LOVES dancing so much, he just FALLS APART!

May 14: Happy Birthday, Gabriel Fahrenheit!

Born on May 14, 1686, Gabriel Fahrenheit would be 331 years old today! Fahrenheit is most famous for developing his Fahrenheit Scale which measures temperature based on three fixed points: 0 was the temperature of salt water ice bath, 32 was the point at which water freezes, and 96 was the temperature of a human body.

Explore what it means to be hot and cold, and how the body reacts to those changes, in "Too Hot! Too Cold!"



Top-selling books at Baker & Taylor in April for children:
Top Titles for Children
  1. A Busy Creature's Day Eating, by Mo Willems
  2. Baby Monkey, Private Eye, by Brian Selznick
  3. From Hero to Zero, by James Patterson
  4. Bubbles, Bubbles, and More Bubbles!, by Jane O'Connor
  5. I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888, by Lauren Tarshis
  6. The Petes Go Marching, by James Dean
  7. Debbie the Duckling Fairy, by Daisy Meadows
  8. The Wild Robot Escapes, by Peter Brown
  9. Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly
  10. Time Jumpers, by Brandon Mull

2018 Children Books Awards
2018 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children's Book and Honor Book
Winner
: Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Codell

2018 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
Winner
: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
 
2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner and Honor Books
Winner: Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

2018 Coretta Scott King Award Winners and Honor Books
Author Award Winner: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Illustrator Award Winner: Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Free Interactive eBook of the Month


Have you ever wondered what happens at night in a zoo? Who would have thought that a basketball game would happen! Join a variety of animals from the zoo in Midnight Madness at the Zoo by Sherryn Craig.  Click the book cover above to open an interactive eBook that has both English and Spanish audio to listen and read along with!

Read along as the words are highlighted. Tap on the animals to hear them make noises, or hear lightning play. You can even change the reading speed so that new readers can read along at a speed that works for them.

 

Brainteasers, Anyone?
You can go to this site and find 45 brainteasers for kids:
http://tinyurl.com/n9wooou
.

Khan Academy - Help with School Subjects
 Khan Academy offers help to lots of teens and adults through online videos with lots of subjects. Now the website also offers help for Elementary Kids who may be needing an extra boost with some subjects. It's like getting your own personal tutor! Just sign up with your email and see what Khan Academy can do for you. Don't get frustrated with schoolwork. Get help.

 
HERE ARE SOME COOL WEBSITES TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK...AND JUST FOR FUN!
 
ONLINE MAGAZINES
Time for Kids
A news magazine for children, this site covers current events and sports, and it offers challenging games.
Weekly Reader
An online educational magazine with content geared to different grade levels.
National Geographic World
National Geographic's online magazine for children with articles, cartoons, and games.
Ranger Rick
This on-line version of a popular children's magazine offers homework help, articles and activities.
Cricket Magazine Group!
Website for the Cricket Magazine Group that includes: Cricket, Spider, Ladybug and Babybug.
EEK!
For children in grades 4-8, this electronic magazine explores environmental education.
 
 
ACTIVITIES, GAMES, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Crank It Up! - Kids can compose and record multilayered rhythms using pots, pans, wooden spoons and even the computer keyboard to create a masterpiece. all ages.
Scratch - Create movies, music and video games at Scratch, developed by MIT Media Lab members. Ages 8 and up.
MakeBeliefsComix.com - Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing & e-mailing them to friends or relatives. All ages.
Fidgit on PBSkids.org - Fidgit is a multiplayer game on PBS' Design Squad site. Kids can also design & build their own games & challenge their friends. Ages 8 to 13.
Story Cove - Children can listen to or watch a story unfold on this site. Story Cove folktales come from a variety of cultures and places. They share timeless values and simple, universal lessons.
Hulu.com Family Channel - Family Programming Section of the popular movie and TV show streaming site.
Hoodamath.com Hooda Math is all about making math fun. Visit the games page to play math games which help reinforce math concepts. Watch a tutorial to learn math concepts.
Familyfun.com- From Family Fun magazine...lots of crafts and holiday ideas.
pbskids.org- PBS site for kids that includes learning games, paint box, and links to PBS shows.
Yahoo internet games- Links to internet interactive games.
storyplace.org/storyplace.asp-StoryPlace, is an interactive website providing children with the virtual experience of going to a library. StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and the Elementary Library.
 
 
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Best History Websites- History portal created for students, educators, and history enthusiasts
CNNfyi.com- CNN site for students and teachers with lots of homework resources and current events program support.
History Net- Historical information and access to history related online publications
Presidents of the U.S.- Resource on U.S. Presidents created by Internet Public Library
Stately Knowledge- Information about each of the 50 states, facts, and historical dates
Time for Kids- News magazine for children covering current events and sports.
HOMEWORK
Ask Dr. Universe- From Washington State University...answers questions on many topics.
Ask Jeeves for Kids- Search engine that uses natural language algorithms. Also searches Yahooligans and Education World.
Awesome Library- Over 17, 000 on-line resources organized by topic in 5 languages.
Fact Monster- Almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia from Information Please Almanac
High School Ace- Detailed reference collection with monthly features.
Homework Spot- Links by subject for all ages.
Zoom School- On line classroom.

MATH
Allmath.com- For elementary and middle school...flash cards, metric conversion, multiplication tables, etc.
KhanAcademy.org -
Learn how to do basic arithmetic with fractions (add, subtract, and multiply).
READING AND WRITING
Bookhive.org- Great lists of books of all genres
Children's Book Council
Funbrain.com- Spelling games for elementary children
Kidsreads.com- Reading suggestions, games, and activities

SCIENCE
Enchanted Learning- Information about animals and habitat
Madsci.org- Ask a scientist archives for elementary age
National Geographic World- Web resources for science experiments
Your Science Fair Project Guide- Web resources for science experiments

 

Arizona Author Dianne White's Top Ten Picture Books Recommendations

In her interview with the Arizona Republic, Dianne White says children need to see the adults in their lives reading. If we want children to read they need to see it happening around them (Morrison, K, 2015). Dianne is a celebrated picture book author, poetry lover and teacher living in Gilbert, AZ. Here are her top ten picture books recommendations.

Bubba and Beau, Best Friends A Mama for Owen Tough Boris Kitten's First Full Moon Product Details
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story Little Blue Truck Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold Product Details

Morrison, K. 15 Feb. 2015, Rythum and “Blue”: Writer uses poetry to teach kids. Arizona Republic


Great websites to check out!
Here are some newly recommended websites you might want to explore:
 
CBC Kids - http://www.cbc.ca/kids/
CBeebies - http://www.cbeebies.com/lat-am/
Classics for Kids - http://www.classicsforkids.com/
Kids in the House - https://kids-clerk.house.gov/
Learn. Genetics - http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Nourish Interactive in Spanish - http://es.nourishinteractive.com/kids
Sparky the Fire Dog – http://www.sparky.org/
 

TumbleBooks
e-Books for e-Kids
 
If you haven't tried TumbleBooks, do it now!! Have great fun with these picture books and chapter books read for you online.
Tumblebooks
 
 
e-Books for e-Kids
 
 
TumbleBookLibrary is now iPad and Android compatible! Log in with your mobile device and click ok to launch the mobile site. No app is required!

 

TumbleBooks in Spanish
TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. TumbleBooks se crea adoptando las ilustraciones de libros existentes con animaciones, sonidos, música y narración para producir un libro electronico de imágenes que usted puede leer, o que es leido a usted. En Español

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. In English

Featured Website
Funbrain Jr. ("A Fun Place to Learn") helps preschoolers and kindergarteners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging games, stories and printables. Kids love playing and learning with Funbrain Jr., and you'll love that they're building math, early literacy and problem solving skills, while also developing important computer skills. Come discover this world - sit together and play, or let your little learner explore Funbrain Jr. independently - it's up to you!
Suggestions for eBooks
Read them through Freading eBooks.

The Berenstain Bears by Jan & Stan Berenstain

Charming stories geared to pre-schoolers with wonderful illustrations. Each book holds a lesson so they are educational as well! "Storytime Treasury", "The Big Book of Science and Nature", and "Soccer Star" are just a few of the Bear's adventures that are available for reading right now!

 

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Lets readers into the life of Anna, an intelligent fourth grader who does not hang out with the "popular" crowd, is embarrassed by her Chinese mother who does not speak English, and tries to bury her concerns by keeping her nose in books such as "A Wrinkle In Time" and "My Side of The Mountain" at all times. She eventually learns that she can't read about how to make friends. (Ages 6-9)

"This novel is a treasure to share with every middle- grade reader you know" -The New York Times

 

"Readers are left to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and to witness how kindness can draw trust and create confidence in the hesitant child"

- School Library Journal

 

Theodosia and The Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

The story is a part of a series available on Freading. Theodosia is the clever, spirited daughter of an often absent archaeologist and a career obsessed museum worker. She spends most of her time in the museum where he father works and has her own room there. In this installment, her mother brings home an important and cursed artifact from a dig, and Theodosia finds herself in the middle of a mystery. (ages 9-12)

"A combination of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones"

-School Library Journal" 

 



Sesame StreetCookie Monster in the Library: Watch this Sesame Street video.
 


62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.

Electronic-only Poetry Anthology For Kids at Amazon & Barnes & Noble
PoetryTagSylvia Vardel, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, and poet Janet Wong, have compiled the first ever, electronic-only poetry anthology featuring top poets for children (ages birth-8). PoetryTagTime, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for 99 cents, is a collection of 30 new, unpublished poems, ranging from the humorous to serious, about tongues, turtles, and toenails, in acrostics, quatrains, and free verse, written by 30 of the best children's poets. Top talents such as Jack Prelutsky, Joyce Sidman, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Pat Mora, took part in an inventive game of tag, culminating in this collection of connected poems. In the creation of PoetryTagTime, each poet "tagged" another poet and explained how her/his poem connects with a previous poet's offering, in a chain of poets, poems, and play. For more information, visit http://poetrytagtime.com.

SeussvilleVisit Seussville (please click here)!
 
 
 
 


WhyvilleWhyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, or write for the town newspaper.