NEWTON PARRISH LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Patti Moore, Library Media Specialist
The mission of our library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. We provide books, magazines, videos, and online resources for our school. Below are some sources you may enjoy online at home.
|Book and Website Awards||Interactive Stories and Games||Books and Authors||Parent Info||Research|
These FREE ebooks are available for checkout 24/7 from any location with online service. For passwords and other help, please contact Ms. Moore at the email link or phone number listed above.
CAPSTONE INTERACTIVE LIBRARY - mostly nonfiction, with a good read aloud option. Log in with username and password to access the books online.
- Nonfiction and fiction, including chapter books. Students log in with
their unique usernames and passwords and check out books which they may
read for a while, bookmark, and go back to later. They may keep chapter
books up to 14 days, shorter books up to 7 days. A guest log in allows
you to browse and read books without keeping them to read later.
TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY - The Tumblebook library includes picture book stories, chapter books, and non-fiction with high quality read aloud options. Videos and puzzles and games are also available. No username and password are needed from the library link.
ACCELERATED READER HOME CONNECT - http://bit.ly/arbooks
ACCELERATED READER BOOK FINDER - www.arbookfind.com
FIND A BOOK KENTUCKY - This Lexile website will help you find books based on your interests AND your reading level
DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY http://www.dcplibrary.org/
BOOK AND WEBSITE AWARDS AND LISTS
Caldecott Medal - awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal - 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.
Coretta Scott King Book Award - is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - is given annually to recognize authors and illustrators of beginning reader books who demonstrate great creativity and imagination in their literary and artistic achievements to engage children in reading.
Book and Media Awards - chosen and presented by the American Library Association
Great Websites for Kids -
members of the Association for Library Service to Children (part of the American
Library Association) evaluate and add websites to this database three times a
INTERACTIVE STORIES AND GAMES
http://www.bookadventure.com/ (Book Adventure - book lists, games, fun things to explore, and you can test on books you've read to earn prizes)
http://www.storylineonline.net/ (Fabulous! Screen Actors Guild members read children’s books aloud)
http://pbskids.org/ (From PBS, activities featuring favorite characters such as Clifford, Arthur, Maya and Miguel)http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/ (CyberChase sports and math site; cool activities)
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/ (Scholastic "Family Playground" for ages 3-7)
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp (Scholastic "The Stacks" for ages 8-12)
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games (Magic School Bus games)
http://www.meddybemps.com/ (Created by an educator and designer from Newburgh, IN)
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Series Information This list from Mid-Continent Public Library will help you find which book comes next in a series!
http://www.seussville.com/ (Dr. Seuss site)
http://www.pigeonpresents.com/fun.aspx (fun with author Mo Willems/ characters: Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie, and more)
http://www.RobertSabuda.com (pop up book maestro Robert Sabuda's website, including how to make your own pop ups)
http://www.lemonysnicket.com/ (Who else? Lemony Snicket!)
http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/ (Percy Jackson and the Olympians website)
http://www.roalddahl.com/ (Author Roald Dahl)
http://www.wimpykid.com/ (Jeff Kinney and the Wimpy Kid)
PARENT INFORMATION ON READING WITH YOUR CHILD
http://www.startwithabook.org/ Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore. All summer long!
http://www.readkiddoread.com/index Author James Patterson has created this website to help parents and teachers find GREAT books for their kids!
http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/default.html Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, aims to "help children make books into friends, not enemies"
http://www.readingrockets.org/ ("a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help")
MEDIA GUIDE FOR AND BY PARENTShttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/index.php (reviews, tips, etc. for parents who are concerned about providing high quality age appropriate movies, TV, music, games, websites, and books)
RESEARCH AND HOMEWORK
http://www.wordcentral.com/home.html Merriam-Webster dictionary FOR KIDS; includes dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, games, and audio pronunciations of words
http://www.merriam-webster.com/ Merriam-Webster dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English, and medical dictionaries
http://www.spellingcity.com/ Enter your spelling words, then practice spelling, play games with them, and practice test. You will love this website!
50 States of the U.S.
http://www.exploringnature.org/ Natural science including plants, animals, earth, human body - some features (like games) are only available with a paid membership, but the free information and graphics are excellent.