Resources for parents and guardians and teachers.
This digital counterpart of the American Library Associations Booklist magazine posts reviews and information about new books and other media for young, middle school, and older children.
Bookworm for Kids
Bookworm For Kids is a resource for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all others interested in encouraging children to love reading. All listed books are highly recommended.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!
Scholastic offers activities and resources for teachers to help students discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States, with special activities for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Taken from a Spanish phrase that is often said after reading a good story, "colorin colorado" is a bilingual website for parents and educators who wish to help children become successful life-long readers. Al igual que la frase que indica el final de una historia, Colorín Colorado es un sitio bilingüe con información para padres y educadores sobre como ayudar a los niños a leer con fluidez y eficiencia.
Database of award winning childrens Literature
Search by childrens book author or illustrator to see awards won or search for award-winning books (and runners-up) by the names of more than forty international (American, British, Australian, New Zealand) childrens book awards limited by setting, ethnicity, publication year, age of reader, keyword, or other qualifiers in this database of almost 5,000 titles.
Judy Blume Official Site
This site offers information about the books and life of author, Judy Blume.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.
Rick Riordan Official Website
Author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
The Brown Bookshelf
The Brown Bookshelf is a blog that shares great books for all ages written by African American writers. Its mission is to increase awareness of the many African American voices writing for young readers.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Take a virtual tour, find out about current exhibitions, and try a couple of the art activities when you visit this site. You can also read about Eric Carles life and email experts questions.
Paid subscriptions sites: You'll need your log in and password to use them. Come see us in the Library if you need yours!
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories
Online Database Access
Access eLibrary Elementary, SIRS discoverer and eLibrary Science for articles, images and more. Great for research.
PebbleGo is an animal database designed specifically for K-3 emergent readers and researchers. It features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and innovative read-aloud capabilities.
Review Sites 3-5
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Just for fun!
a huge site with lots of fun, kid safe activities (hey, they're educational too!)
Make Beliefs Comics
Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.
Online Library Catalog
Access our library catalog from home. Follow the link and click on "Dumfries Elementary School". Click on "catalog" to see what books we have available at school.
The Big 6 Information Literacy
The Big 6 is a process model to solve an information problem.
Virginia Readers Choice
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