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    Books & Reading

     
    Authors
    Authors Online Biography Find out about the lives and books of hundreds of favorite Scholastic authors, such as Caroline Cooney, J.K. Rowling and Jerry Spinelli.
     
    Biography.com Find biographies, some portraits, and links for famous people of the past through contemporary personalities.

     
    Book Awards
    Caldecott Award The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This official site gives information on the current winner and honor books, lists all past winners and honor books and gives information on the award itself.
    Newbery AwardThe Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This official site gives information on the current winner and honor books, lists all past winners and honor books and gives information on the award itself.

    About Books
     
    Easy Teacher Worksheets  You will find reading passages and comprehension question for Kindergarteners through High Schoolers.
     
    IPL Reading ZoneThis site, sponsored by the Internet Public Library, offers children a wealth of information on their favorite books and authors. Included are author’s birthdays, biographical information, "Ask the Author" section, reading clubs and much more.
     
    Scholastic Kids’ Books This site is wonderful for kids, parents and teachers. It offers information on books, authors, reading clubs, popular culture, lesson plans, curriculum tips and much more.
     
     

     
    eBooks
     
     

    FollettShelf is our school's collection of ebooks. To read on your iPad, iPhone, or iTouch download the Follett Digital Reader App. To access the collection, use the username kstudent with the password book.

    OverDrive is the public libraries collection of ebooks. These can be read on any ereader, computer, or smartphone. Visit the Willmar Public Library to get your library card and more information regarding their resources.

    ABDO- Another collection of ebooks through Kennedy Elementary. This can be accessed in FollettShelf by clicking on the Digital Resources Tab. To access the collection, use the username kstudent with the password book.

    Unite for Literacy  "We picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a life-long love of reading." This is the vision for this website with a variety of narrated books made accessible to many.
     
    Mrs. P Reading MrsP.com is completely free and is a fun and educational online destination for teachers, students and their families.
     
     Storyline online  The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children.

     
    Fun Sites
     

    ABCYA.com This is the website the students use to practice many skills in technology.

     
    Starfall This is a great website that has fun, interactive books to read and listen to and games to play online.
    Between the Lions Fun reading games with the lions.
     
    Curious George This site is all about Curious George.
     
     
     
    Redwall Abbey The official Web page of fantasy author Brian Jacques, writer of the popular Redwall series.