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September Reading Challenge
It's important to keep reading even thought summer reading is over for this year! Here are some suggestions for September:
  • Read a picture book about autumn.
  • Celebrate the new school year by reading a book that mostly takes place at school.
  • If you are lucky enough to have a tree near where you live, find a comfortable spot and read a book underneath it.
  • Try reading a book of short stories. (You don’t have to finish every story if you don’t want to. Pick the ones that you’re most excited about and dive into those first!)
  • Read a nonfiction book by or about a Hispanic person to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • September 25 is National Comic Book Day. Sometime this month, read a comic book or graphic novel.
  • Reread one of your favorite books and choose a favorite passage or quote. Make a bookmark that features that line.
  • Don’t have a library card? Head to the library during Library Card Sign-Up Month this September to get one! If you already have a card, check out a book you’ve wanted to read from your local library.
  • Read a book with an animal main character.
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Your Public Library wants to see you even though school is in session, so visit often!


“There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading,” bestselling author James Patterson says. “There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. If we can put the right book in their hands, the story will do the rest.”
Upcoming Days to Celebrate with TumbleBooks
Read these Titles on TumbleBooks as these special days arrive:
September 16: Mexican Independence Day!

September 16th is the date when the Mexican War for Independence was triggered.

Also known as "The Cry of Dolores": the day when a priest from a town called Dolores rang his church's bell as a call to arms.

Themes of finding independence and affirming your true identity are mirrored in "The Best Mariachi in the World": Gustavo wants nothing more than to be in a Mariachi band, but has trouble finding his place until one day, he finds his voice!

September 19: National Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Aarrrr, me mateys! Did ye be knowin' that this day, 'tis a day like no other? Aarrr!!

Aye! On the 19th day of ol' September, we be talkin' like yon pirates, matey! Aarr!!

September 21: International Day of Peace

Joseph is a young boy who was displaced from his homeland by war, and found a new home in America, as a refugee.

He is a cheerful and determined little boy, who flourishes amid new experiences, challenges, and finding friendship in his new home.

On the International Day of Peace, Joseph serves as a beacon of hope for younger generations as well as old.

September 22: Autumnal Equinox

Fall is here! The days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting cooler.

Are you ready for winter? I hope so! "Tops and Bottoms" is a playful re-telling of the Grasshopper and the Ant, where the lazy bear takes advantage of the resourceful hare, until he learns his lesson the hard way.

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day!

President Obama had "Bo", and the two Presidents Bush had "Millie" and "Barney" respectively.

Dogs are "man's best friend" because they keep us grounded, and show us what unconditional love looks like! So it's rather reassuring to know that the people who hold the most power in the world have a trusty pup by their side!

In "War Dogs" we follow British Prime Minister Winston Churchill through the trials and tribulations of the Second World War through the eyes and ears of his faithful companion: a poodle named Rufus!

September 26: National Good Neighbor Month (or Neighbour!)

Neighbors - or Neighbours (there's that Canadian spelling again!) - come in all types and sizes!

In the animal world you might have a honey bee hive in a tree near a sparrow nest.

Or, neighbors might be two apartments side by side on the 45th floor!

And, of course they can also be two houses side by side.

But on a GRAND scale, the United States and Canada are the BIGGEST and BEST neighbors around! Through thick and thin... we've always been there to lend each other a cup of sugar... (so to speak!)

So take a trip and go just a little "crazy"! Check out your neighbour to the north, or your neighbor to south!

September 29: World Heart Day

On World Heart Day we celebrate the importance of heart health!

Check out this National Geographic video that outlines how the heart works to keep the blood pumpin


Top-selling books at Baker & Taylor for children:
  1. The Hurricane Heroes in Texas, by Mary Pope Osborne
  2. The Principal Strikes Back, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  3. The Griffin’s Feather, by Cornelia Funke
  4. Scream and Scream Again!, by R. L. Stine
  5. Chez Nancy, by Nancy Parent
  6. Miss Communication, by Jennifer L. Holm
  7. Nightbooks, by J. A. White
  8. What’s Your Favorite Bug?, by Eric Carle
  9. Illegal, by Eoin Colfer
  10. Royal Crown, by Meg Cabot

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

2018 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
: 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

A True Princess of Hawai'i by Beth Greenway followed young Nani, a girl who has always dreamed of being a princess. When Princess Luka arrives in her town of Hilo to help save them from a volcanic lava flow, the young girl learns what it means to be a real princess. This is based on 1880-81 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i and the real-life Princess Luka.  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:

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.

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.
For children in grades 4-8, this electronic magazine explores environmental education.
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. - Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing & e-mailing them to friends or relatives. All ages.
Fidgit on - 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. Family Channel - Family Programming Section of the popular movie and TV show streaming site. 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. From Family Fun magazine...lots of crafts and holiday ideas. PBS site for kids that includes learning games, paint box, and links to PBS shows.
Yahoo internet games- Links to internet interactive games., 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.
Best History Websites- History portal created for students, educators, and history enthusiasts 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.
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 For elementary and middle school...flash cards, metric conversion, multiplication tables, etc. -
Learn how to do basic arithmetic with fractions (add, subtract, and multiply).
READING AND WRITING Great lists of books of all genres
Children's Book Council Spelling games for elementary children Reading suggestions, games, and activities

Enchanted Learning- Information about animals and habitat 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 -
CBeebies -
Classics for Kids -
Kids in the House -
Learn. Genetics -
Nourish Interactive in Spanish -
Sparky the Fire Dog –

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.
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

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.