Children's Books and More
some of America’s favorite musicians and book lovers that created
a song to encourage other Book People to join the cause. The track was produced
by The Roots with vocal support from Jack Black, Chris Martin, John Legend, Jim
James, Jason Schwartzman, Nate Ruess, Melanie Fiona, Carrie Brownstein, Regina
Spektor and Consequence. http://bookpeopleunite.org/
Here is a link to the video
on my server
Here is a link to the full
song on my server
Fundations worksheets for
grades K and 1st Grade!
Books for All
Ears Selected by Children's Librarians, this annotated list of books are the
titles that should not be missed
by anyone. (Click Link or Picture to download PDF document)
Books Arranged by age level, an annotated list of books
that were published more than twenty years ago, but still popular. (Click Link
or Picture to download PDF document)
Great Books for
Kids A suggested list of holiday and gift-giving titles
arranged by specific age levels. (Click Link or Picture to download PDF
GREAT BOOKS FOR KIDS (CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY)
Slavery Book Choices
Choices Reading and movie Lists
Each year, thousands of children, young adults,
teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently
published books for the “Choices” reading lists. These lists are used in
classrooms, libraries, and homes to help young readers find books they will
The annotated and reading lists of titles and
authors of Choices selections for the current year are made available in April,
just before the Association’s annual convention and are available for free
download. Check individual Choices programs below for details.
Best Books for Grades 6-8
http://www.readcommoncore.com/ HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S COMMON CORE
http://commoncore.scholastic.com/ Scholastic Common Sense for Common Core
(click on Book List)
http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/6th-8th-grade Popular 6th - 8th Grade
Book List by Ages
http://www.readaloudamerica.org/books_G68.htm Read Aloud America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV_IhWE4LP0 Miss Peregrine's Home for
Peculiar Children Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWB1HGnA3tA Lemony Snicket's A Series of
Unfortunate Events Trailer
http://snicket.wikia.com/wiki/A_Series_of_Unfortunate_Events A Series of
Links to other Websites for Children's
http://www.thelastdragonchronicles.com/ (The Last Dragon Chronicles
http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/ (The Hunger Games)
http://wrchronicles.com/ (The White Rabbit Chronicles)
http://www.scholastic.com/poisonapple/ (Poison Apple Series from Scholastic)
http://www.scholastic.com/rottenapple/ (Rotten Apple Books from Scholastic)
http://www.scholastic.com/isurvived (I Survived Series from Scholastic)
(The Chocolate Touch book)
http://www.bugglepuffkids.com/ Bugglepuffs and the Magic
The following 7 books are
recommended for upper-elementary and middle school students (these books are
recommended by Jonna Palmer)
“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever
you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”
Wonder by R.J. Palacio spent more than two years on the New York Times
best-seller list. Ten-year-old Auggie has severe facial deformities and has
endured countless surgeries. He’s terrified when his loving parents announce
that he’ll attend school for the first time this year. While he’s the central
character, the book is narrated in first-person by Auggie’s friends, family, and
even one student who says hurtful things about Auggie. This middle-grade novel
has won legions of fans.
2. Boy at the Top of the Mountain
“Is it really that easy for the innocent to
at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne is as difficult to read as it
is important. Pierre is growing up in Paris as the Second World War looms. His
best friend is deaf — and Jewish. When his mother dies, leaving him an orphan,
Pierre goes to live with his aunt, the housekeeper at Hitler’s Berghof in
Germany. After being bullied by Hitler and his followers, Pierre slowly turns
into a bully himself, with devastating consequences.
What would you do?
Bully by Patricia Polacco is a picture book for older readers.
Sixth-grader Lyla makes a great friend, Jamie, on her first day at a new school,
but abandons him when the “popular” girls on the cheerleading squad invite her
to join their group. Soon, the girls are leaving horrible comments on social
media about Jamie and others. After Lyla finally stands up for her friend, she
becomes a target online, too.
Will a bully always be a bully?
Restart by Gordon Korman follows the trials of a former bully who falls
off his roof and ends up with a serious case of amnesia. When he wakes up, he
doesn’t remember anything of his life before the accident and can’t understand
the animosity and fear exhibited by his new friends in the video club. On his
journey to mend his ways, he must win over the sister of a boy whom he tormented
into leaving town. Funny and thoughtful, Korman’s books are always a delight and
this one is no different.
5. Wolf Hollow
“And I decided that there might be things I
would never understand, no matter how hard I tried. Though try I would.”
Hollow by Lauren Wolk takes place in 1943 in rural Pennsylvania.
New-girl Betty torments the protagonist, Annabelle, and her brothers
mercilessly. When Annabelle finally stands up to Betty, the bully turns her
attention to Toby, a World War I veteran who suffers from PTSD. When Betty
disappears, Toby is the prime suspect, but Annabelle believes him innocent and
sets out to prove it.
6. Colin Fischer
“Sometimes, you get answers to questions you
never thought to ask. And sometimes, the answers make you wish you hadn’t asked
the questions in the first place.”
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Jack Stentz is particularly
popular with eighth-graders at our school. Colin is on the autism spectrum and
has been tormented by an older bully for years. He carries a notebook with
facial expressions to help him decipher what people actually mean, however,
understanding people and their motivations remains a challenge. When a gun goes
off in the school cafeteria and the bully is arrested for the crime, Colin isn’t
sure the authorities have the right culprit. He must decide if he should
investigate and run the risk of returning his nemesis to school.
“The world’s a tough place… doesn’t matter if
you’re a bunny or a lizard or a kid.”
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate was published in late September and
explores a very timely topic. Red, a tree who has seen many changes in the
neighborhood over more than 200 years, notices all of the comings and goings of
the houses on the block, including when a Muslim family moves in across the
street. Red is greatly disturbed when someone carves the word “Leave,”
into the trunk and decides to try to do something about it.
Other Bullying Books~~
The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from
cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of
having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and
quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated
edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about
how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.
Check Amazon for more information..
Online Reading Websites and More:
are animated, talking picture books
which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created
by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration
to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or
have read to you. The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site
in French and Spanish, instead of English.
is courtesy of Portland Public Library! I also added the link to TumbleBooks
from the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio on the Pre K - 8 Links Page 2.
Tumble Books is a collection of animated, talking picture books with
fiction, non-fiction and foreign-language (French & Spanish) titles;
Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but
no animation); eBooks and audiobooks, which may be viewed online or
downloaded for 90 days; Tumble Puzzles and Games; and Tumble Resources.
Link courtesy of Glen Ellyn Public Library.
Tumble Book Cloud Junior is a collection of read-along, online
titles in categories such as Early Readers, Chapter Books, Teen Fiction,
Classics & Drama/Poetry. The collection also includes downloadable
eBooks which may be downloaded for 90 days. Download as many titles as
you would like at one time! You can have them narrated aloud, turn the
page automatically and you can even customize your screen for font size,
text and screen color. Read-alongs are great for emergent, struggling or
reluctant readers and will also appeal to accomplished readers who are
excited to follow along in the narration of their favorite books!
Audio Book Cloud is another collection of online streaming and
downloadable audiobooks which may be downloaded for 90 days. You may
download as many as you would like at one time
Books, Tumble Book Cloud Junior, and Audio Book Cloud links courtesy of
Glen Ellyn Public Library)
Tumble Book Cloud link courtesy of Beekmantown School
User Name: beekmantown
FREEDOM FLIX LOGIN
SCIENCE FLIX LOGIN
Scholastic go! Flix
TrueFlix, FreedomFlix, ScienceFlix and Scholastic
Go User Name:
Courtesy of Julian Curtiss
Username: wilentz Password: bookflix
Courtesy of Robert N.
ZookBooks Digital Copy - Animals
World Book Online
Username: wilentz Password: library
Use this Username and Password for
Password: password (courtesy of Los
Courtesy of Julian Curtiss
PebbleGo, the latest innovation from Capstone Press, includes hundreds of
animals, audio and video clips, carefully leveled text and educational games.
Courtesy of SPPS Library
You can also click on this link to access Pebble Go without a
username and password
Capstone Interactive Digital Books
Courtesy of New Lisbon
http://my.abdodigital.com/login// Edmonson Library
Click on the above link for streaming e-book connection!
USER NAME = patron1 PASSWORD= ebooks
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ABDO DIGITAL
Marshall County Public Library (more titles available) Refresh Browser and Log
Out if logged into Edmonson Library).
Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital
offers more than 3,500 eBooks, 70 interactive books accredited for use with
SMART Boards, sports and curricular digital databases, and Go Reader audio
books. Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks,
table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features
that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.
Click on the above link for streaming e-book connection!
USER NAME = patron PASSWORD= ebooks
*Sesame Street Ebooks*!
http://www.portagelibrary.org/content/sesame-street-ebooks Link courtesy of the Portage County
Get a kid’s-eye view of the daily
lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos,
recipes and more.
or to authorize your computer by entering username: firstname.lastname@example.org password:
Links courtesy of McDowell Mountain School and Tully Central
(Scroll down to find over one hundred sites for free children's books online)
your school librarian for the username and password or go to INFOhio’s Get My
School’s Password page at www.infohio.org/goto/getpassword
Resources from ISearch, Ancestry Library
Edition, Biography Reference Bank, Consumer Health Complete, Digital Video
Collection, EBSCOhost Multi-Database Search, Spanish Language Encyclopedia,
Explora for Grades 6-8, INFOhio eBook/eResource Collection, IWonder, French
Encyclopedia, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference, Science
Online, Science Reference Center, World Book Student, World Book Timelines!
Resources from Britannica, EBSCO, and Scholastic (Grolier)
*Capstone Interactive Digital
Books links courtesy of New Lisbon
*Tumble Books and TumbleReadables links courtesy of Portland
*Books for All Ears, Classic Children's Books, Great Books for
Kids pdf documents courtesy of Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio!
*abdo digital and Bearport's complete list of
Children's Choices links courtesy of Edmonson and Marshall County Public
*More Starfall courtesy of McDowell
Mountain School and Tully Central School District
*Trueflix and Power Knowledge Life Science
courtesy of Julian Curtiss
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