and Illustrators Who Visit Schools
Authors and Illustrators
Who Visit Schools is a directory service that lists 15 authors
and illustrators who will make a school visit. Useful information
includes a photograph, awards, description of the program, fees,
and how to contact the individual.
A slick tool
for creating BINGO games. Select from either 3x3 or 5x5 cards,
insert words or math problems, and click on a button. The cards
are ready for printing. You can also shuffle the items.
project is designed to allow teachers and students to discuss the
books they are reading with a partner classroom.
Cover art, reviews
and lists of the Caldecott award winners.
Hurstís Childrenís Literature Site
Reviews of books,
curriculum ideas, and professional resources are featured.
Childrenís Literature Web Guide
for childrenís authors, illustrators, and publishers.
text of Learís works.
clearly explains the foundational skills required for handwriting
acquisition to teachers and parents. The site provides worksheets
as well, for the development of tracking and visual motor skills.
House of Usher: Edgar Allan Poe
tie-ins, and sounds abound on this dramatic site.
Children's Digital Library
Read over 500
children's books online. The International Children's Digital Library
(ICDL) is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
to create a digital library of international children's books.
The books consist of both old and new titles that must meet a specified
criteria. The site is user friendly for adults and children.
Picture Dictionary is a completely free, online multilingual picture
dictionary designed especially for ESL students and beginning English,
French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners of all ages.
Cover art, reviews
and lists of the Newbery award winners.
Poet Laureate of the United States, has selected poems to read
each day. The site is designed for high school students and contains
poetry by a variety contemporary writers.
Lots of activities
and games along with who is Dr. Suess.
promotes the spirit of and enthusiasm for quality children's books
by giving educators convenient access to authors, activities and
valuable resources via the technology of the Internet. This is
audiovisual programs that provide glimpses into the lives of
nationally renowned children's book authors and illustrators.
Each program enables educators to see and hear authors talk about
their books while revealing the individuals and techniques behind
hundreds of existing materials on the web into anaccessible and
sortable database - including discussion guides, classroom activities,
and updates on awards and new books.
electronic communications to inform educators when resources
relevant to their interests are available and making them only
one click away. This use of technology saves educators valuable
time while informing them about useful material they might not
have known about otherwise.
Enter the world
of Jan Brett and you won't want to leave. Not only does she share
her beautiful artwork for printing, but complete background information
about her books like Armadillo Rodeo and Comet's Nine Lives. Listen
to her monthly hedgigram designed as a response to the email letters
she receives from students. Watch a delightful streaming video
of Jan as she demonstrates how to draw a hedgehog. Still haven't
found enough to engage your students? Then, print out the colorful
masks from her books like The Mitten or The Hat and have your students
act out the stories or browse through the lessons in Piggybacks
for Teachers. Jan Brett is truly a teacher's dream come true.
own cartoon timeline of her life. View photographs of her early
years. Under the books section on the page you can click on any
title and read the plot along with commentary written by Betsy
Byars called Betsy Says. Writing tips and a guestbook are also
struck Lois Duncan's family in 1989 when her daughter Kaitlyn was
brutally murdered, she has continued to write. Anyone who has heard
her speak at conferences has learned about the parallels between
the book she had just completed and her daughter's murder. Duncan
kept a journal that became the book, Who Killed My Daughter, as
the family attempted to solve the murder. Because it had no ending,
her agent didnít think it could be published. When it was printed,
many students thought it was fiction even without an ending. Now,
there is a Website, Who Killed Kait Arquette, devoted to solving
this real life mystery.
message on this page is from the author and her Alaskan Malamute,
Qimmiq, via a QuickTime movie clip. In another movie segment George
describes how she approaches her writing in the morning. You can
listen to a couple of audio clips taken from One Day in the Woods,
a release by Harper Children's Audio and based on George's book
of the same title. For students she gives hints on how to work
through the writing process. Her entire book list is linked to
Amazon.com for easy ordering.
Did you know
Virginia Hamilton collects frogs? Visit her Web site and contribute
a frog joke or listen to hers. Hamiltonís personality certainly
shines through as she tells her own story and describes a picture
taken of her at age five. You can also find the latest about her
books and upcoming publications. Be sure to e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about Henry
and his journey to Fitchburg. Play a matching game and discover
the wildlife illustrated in the book. This is the first children's
book D.B Johnson has written, but you would not know it. His illustrations
are fabulous with so much depth. In fact, you will want to studey
each one carefully so as not to miss any details. Hike over to
this Website and enjoy the walk.
At The (sort
of) Official Daniel Pinkwater Web, tongue-in-cheek humor rules.
Outrageously funny, Daniel Pinkwater responds to forum mail, a
good place to follow all kinds of dialogue. There are RealAudio
excerpts from Dog essays, sound clips for your Macintosh or Windows
computer, and a list of Pinkwaterís books.
Alan Poe: Knowing Poe
Television has produced a highly interactive and media rich site
with information about Poe the person and writer.
Graves come to
life as you roll your mouse across the foreboding tombstones. It
is a clever navigation trick for Stineís Website. His immensely
popular scary stories serve as the backdrop for some great activities
at the Goosebumps fun house. Youíll never look at your hand in
the same way after you engage in palm reading. Kids will love whipping
up a batch of slimy stretchy stuff to squeeze and bounce. A brief
biography about the author and a comprehensive list of his books
round out the page.
A one stop resource
to material about Samual Langhorne Clemens including famous quotes,
historic photographs, and his biography.