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Book Adventure "is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning."

Bulletin Board Ideas from a Georgia elementary school district

Carole Simpson- copyright and plagiarism consultant and editor

Do We Really Know Dewey? A site for kids to learn about the Dewey Decimal System with quizzes and puzzles for teachers to print off for student use.

Early Word -- the Publisher-Librarian Connection On the left-hand side of the page is a long list of links that includes books to movies (all stages), best book lists, bestseller lists, publishers' catalogs, review for TV & radio, how to book an author, one city/one book programs, etc. and further down on the right-hand side is a list of all of the current book award winners.

Famous Birthdays Find famous birthdays by year, date, last name, or first name.

Internet Library for Librarians "A Portal Designed for Librarians to Locate Internet Resources Related to Their Profession."

LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. It is not for general librarians or educators. Librarians can "ask for input, share ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make contacts, etc."  You can also search the archives of past postings. At LM_NET Wiki you can find documents, ideas, booklists, etc. that librarians from the list have created.

School Library Media Centers: Selected Results from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 pdf file

Apps for Determining Reading Levels of Books:


Bookscanner for AR Levels

Level It Books

Scholastic Book Wizard

Books to Movies:

Book Reporter

Books to Movies & TV-- Upcoming Releases part of Early Word

Chasing the Frog

Free Circulation Systems:

Booksource - geared for the classroom library

Library World - can be upgraded for a fee

OPALS - open source automated system for all size libraries


Every Month Is a Holiday Notables includes US historical dates, famous birthdays, and month long celebrations.

Famous Daily  choose month and day to discover famous birthdays, historical events, this day in sports, geography or entertainment, and trivia

Holiday Insights "where you will find fun, information, and lots more about every holiday you can imagine. We've got you covered on the big ones, the small ones, and all of 'em in between."

Official Holidays Daily, Monthly, Weekly, Bizarre, Crazy, Unknown, Silly, Wacky, Weird, Respected and Traditional Holidays and Observances in the United States.

Today in Literary History

Web-Holidays includes fun facts and holidays from around the world.

Literature Related (Non-Book):

Children's Short Stories Collection of short stories that includes fairy tales, fables, modern short stories and classic short stories. Stories are also searchable by length

Censorship and Challenges banned book information from the American Library Association.

Classic Short Stories search by author or title

Encyclopedia Mythica The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and folktales from many lands.

EServer Poetry Collection find poems from Maya Angelou to Robert Browning to Ezra Pound and to Walt Whitman

Famous Poets and Poems

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tales and stories includes information on Hans Christian Andersen, a chronological listing of his 168 fairy tales, links to the majority of his tales, plus links to further information

Mother Goose Rhymes search for rhymes by first line or for links about Mother Goose

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page an annotated listing of sites for short stories, folklore and fairy tales on the Net

SurLaLune Fairy Tales features 47 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations.

Created by Linda DeVore

Last Updated Friday, December 19, 2014