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|
Summer, in my opinion, is the most fun time to read. Just like there is more time to play outside, there is time to read WHATEVER YOU’D LIKE. No worrying about book levels or tests, just choose the books, stories, joke books, drawing books, websites, magazines, etc. that appeal to you!
You can print our SUMMER READING GRAPH to keep track of how much you read. Each week you read 100 minutes, you’ll earn 2 Star Bucks. If you read 100 minutes a week all 8 weeks, you’ll receive bounus Star Bucks when school resumes in August.
If you have a computer at home, you might enjoy keeping track of what you’re reading online. Here are some SAFE websites where you can do that. Remember, don’t ever give your complete name or address or telephone online unless your parents are with you checking the safety of the site!
Daviess County Public Library – Register at the library or online http://www.dcplibrary.org/ and read from June 1-July 31. Read 5 books and receive a free book! Check the Events Calendar http://www.dcplibrary.org/events for special programs you can attend.
- Read for the World Record -
http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2013 This also has links to
book suggestions and online reading fun and games.
And if you want some GREAT EBOOKS to read online for free - look to the right to find some good sites!
Thanks to a generous grant from The Owensboro Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, we have added $2000 worth of ebooks to our collection! These are available for checkout 24/7 from any location with online service. Apps are also available to checkout and read on your tablets. Coming soon: smart phone access! 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.
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
In addition to the books provided by the Foundation for Excellence grant, Newton Parrish spends part of the local budget to provide the Tumblebook library. No username and password are needed to read and listen to these high quality selections.
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.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/index.cfm (Award lists)
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/childrensnotable/index.cfm (Includes books, recordings, videos, and software)
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/ (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/math_and_sports/ (CyberChase sports and math site; cool activities)
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games (Magic School Bus games)
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/snowman_v4.html (Build a snowman)
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; follow James's Giant Peach around the world!)
PARENT INFORMATION ON READING WITH YOUR CHILD
http://www.readkiddoread.com/home 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.kyvl.org (Kentucky Virtual Library; you'll need a username and password to use this excellent resource provided for Kentucky residents only; call the school library media center at 686-1149 for more information)
http://www.wordcentral.com/home.html Merriam-Webster dictionary FOR KIDS; includes dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, games, and audio pronunciations of words
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary 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.
http://www.peaksmart.com/ps/ MATH - "Students work their way through a customized curriculum path by completing online adaptive quizzes."