The Kids on the Web: Children's Books
At the University of Calgary, some folks have made an amazing
Children's Literature Web Guide.
It's an absolute gold mine, offering a full range of information, from the
home pages of children's authors, some recommended books, and a selection of
children's writings. This description is just a very small representation of
their impressive collection.
CreamyStories follows the
adventures of Creamy (the bear who thought he was a dog) and his friends.
A Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson (author of ``Treasure Island'')
will introduce kids to some really wonderful poetry.
is a place where students from all over the world can express their ideas,
opinions and thoughts. Check out the articles, then communicate some of your
own ideas and while your at it go ahead and subscribe to get updates on the
The Magic School Bus Fun Place
set up by Scholastic features a wacky science teacher named Ms. Frizzle who
takes her class of enthusiastic, inquisitive students and playful sidekick,
Liz, the lizard, on educational field trips in her magically transformable
bus. The pages are based on the award-winning book series by Joanna Cole
and Bruce Degen.
Best Books Lists
mention the books that were granted awards of different kinds, books about specific subjects, and the recommendations of particular projects.
is a homepage created by a 14 year-old who is interested in writing and
reading poetry. Designed for children from the ages of 5 to 15, kids can share
their artistic abilities in writing poetry with people around the world.
Young Writers Club
aims to encourage children of all ages to enjoy writing as a creative pasttime
by getting them to share their work and help each other improve their writing
abilities. If you like writing, we think you are going to love this club!
Yahoo offers a great
page with links to pages about the authors of children's books. They include
Frank Baum, Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince),
and a ton more.
The Webbie Web Books
lets you buy, color, and read books, along with working on books
with your family and friends.
Big Busy House
(related to HarperCollins' children's books) will let you meet the folks who
write and illustrate their stuff, learn about their new books, and find out
how to submit a manuscript yourself.
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers offers Francine Pascal's Sweet
Valley series, among the most widely sold new books for young adults and
pre-adolescents. A visit to Sweet
Valley High will let you get the scoop on what's happening with their
favorite twins, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield.
If you've ever been curious about why some things are done for Easter
(like coloring eggs, or where the Easter Bunny gets the eggs to deliver), you
might be interested in
The Tale of the Easter Turtle.
The Adventures of Banph
are the tales of an ant knight's endeavors to defend his kingdom against
enemies of the carpenter empire.
Aliterary magazine written and illustrated by young people through age 14,
Stone Soup is international and has
been published by the non-profit Children's Art Foundation since 1973.
It also has an archive sharing hundreds of stories written by children,
including the complete text of The Young Visiters by Daisy Ashford
(age 8), originally published in 1919 in England with an introduction by
You can visit the home of Mike Rofone,
and read a whole bunch of great stories.
For young writers, a look at the
Arbor Heights Cool Writers' Magazine
where you can read their local magazine, and submit articles of your own.
(Note: this page does have a plug-in for a MIDI sound file; your computer may
not be able to let you use it.)
You can read about brand new
complete with cover pictures, and a description about the stories in them.
Kyra, another ten year-old, has a Web page devoted to
Scholastic's Goosebumps books.
Each week, she includes 2 book reviews!
If you're curious, you can look at the Yahooligans collection of
Cherry Valley Books
has hundreds of full-length book reviews and a lot of short annnotations of
children's book at their site, all in the coziest little bookstore on the
World Wide Web.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry
has fun games for kids featuring the lovable cast of busy characters from
are the publishers of activity books for kids, featuring a published
international short story, poem or play writing contest. Take part in the
Wizkids contest and other contests too!
Bilingual Books for Kids
has gathered a wonderful selection of materials to enjoy. Written with Spanish
and English appearing side-by-side, these books introduce bilingual skills,
increase language and learning abilities and positively heighten awareness of
Mother Goose & More
is about a particular children's book that takes classic Mother Goose rhymes
and adds its own whimsical lines.
publishes a monthly magazine, which features the stories, poems, essays, and
artwork of people between the ages of six and eighteen.
If you're aspiring to become a writer, or are already creating things, check
Inkspot for Young Writers.
Boulder's first electronic student newspaper,
The Vocal Point,
is designed, managed, created, and maintained entirely by student
Check out a great new book:
I Am an Artichoke
by Lucy Frank. It's a story about a girl named Sarah and her new job in New
York City. The challenges she runs into in trying to help the girl she's
taking care of, but also keep the girl's parents happy, prove that people
learn the value of friendship sometimes at a difficult cost.
you can check out their
first and leading online bookstore for kids.
the fairy tales of Ika Bremer,
available in English, German, and Spanish. Home of Bla-bla, the automated
story teller, will read you a variety of stories, including one about the
Italian spider, Kan-ga-roo, and the wacky planets.
Little House on the Prairie Home Page
is devoted to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her nine Little House books.
It can keep you up-to-date on new book releases about Laura Ingalls Wilder and
special events at the Laura Ingalls Wilder heritage sites.
The Arrowhead Library System has compiled a list of
101 Out-Of-This-World Books For Kids Ages 8-13,
sorted by subject with a brief summary of each of the books.
Learn about the
Young Reader's Choice Award,
chosen by the children and young adults of Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Kate's Whacky Kidz Stories
was set up by a ten year-old girl in Australia, letting you read stories written by
kids from all around the world! Whacky is for kids aged from about 7
to 14 and has stories about animals, adventures, fantasy and lots more.
There's a healthy list of publishers of children's books at
Jill Bourne's list of Publishers.
Stop and read the new issue of
the Web report for K-12 students, by K-12 students.
MultiMedia Schools Magazine
is a practical how-to magazine that addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools
today--CD-ROM, multimedia, online, and Internet resources.
You can order
children's books by Joyce R. Prewitt
online. I'd warn you not to send your credit card number in email, though.
Written by Lois Lowry,
The Giver is
one of the most fantastic children's books I've ever read. In 1994 it
won the coveted
you can find reviews of kids' books written by kids.
An all-time favorite:
Alice in Wonderland.
Concertina offers a number of
illustrated children's books,
including Waking in Jerusalem, the story about a young child who wakes
up before his parents and watches the city of Jerusalem wake up. Suitable for
children ages 3 to 7.
If you know of other book sites,
please let me know.
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