Resources for Kids

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Looking for something to read? Start here.

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LAPL Research and Homework
Start here for any project - what do you want to know?

American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids: Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to valuable Web sites of interest to children, organized by subject headings such as animals; literature and languages; mathematics and computers; the arts; and history and biography. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers. They spotlight a website each week. The ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids Committee maintains and updates the site.

Great Early Elementary Reads - ALSC has released a bibliography, "Great Early Elementary Reads," featuring recommended book titles for children who are just learning to read and beginning to read on their own. The book is free to download, copy, and distribute. Printed copies of the list will be distributed by ALSC at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

Book & Media Awards from the Association for Library Services to Children (a division of American Library Association) includes award winning and honored books.
Or, try the American Library Association's notable web sites for kids: Notable Children's Books, Recordings, Videos, and Interactive Software.

From the Los Angeles County Public Library: Kids' Corner includes links to sites just for kids.

Webmath: A review of problems and formulas, from grade-school arithmetic level to high-school calculus.

Publisher's Weekly:   Best Children's Books for 2010, with reviews.  2011   2012   2013    2014   2015    2016    2017

CIA World Factbook: provides data including a nation's population, geography, government type, industries, agriculture, languages and broadcast stations. It's updated constantly.

Magic and Maggots, a Denise Hamilton essay in the June 10, 2007  Los Angeles Times tells how to hook the reluctant boy reader: Gags, gadgets and adventure -- sure fire recipes to make boys (and girls) read.

The Virtual Middle School Library will help find books, websites, how to make your own website, many great ideas. Sponsoring person/organization unknown.


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