Texas Reading Club 1998 Bibliography

Internet Resources

The Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/
The Children's Literature Web Guide is "an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world."
Children's Music Web
http://www.childrensmusic.org/
A nonprofit organization dedicated to music for kids. This site includes: The Children's Music List, a comprehensive index of children's music sites on the web; The Children's Concert Calendar, a database of children's music events in the U.S. and throughout the world; The Children's Music Mail List, an email forum for children's music professionals and enthusiasts; Pipsqueaks, a fun-filled music magazine with reviews and activities for kids; The Children's Music Mustard Pages, contact information and sound clips from children's artists and industry professionals; and Music Education for Young Children, a resource for teachers and parents provided by early childhood music specialist Deborah Pratt.
The Electronic Zoo
http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm
Ken Boschert, DVM, Associate Director, Washington University Division of Comparative Medicine. An colorful, award-winning site providing lots of links to web pages for a variety of different animals, as well veterinary information. Colorful icons make it easy to find information on particular animals.
Family.Com
http://www.family.com/
Geared towards parents and children, Family.Com offers projects, recipes, and advice on topics ranging from dealing with bullies to toothbrush trauma. This site is updated daily, and also includes information on travel, parenting, education, and more. One of the best components is their "365 TV-Free Activities". Although heavy on graphics, this is an excellent resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians.
The Idea Box
http://www.theideabox.com
Dedicated to the education of young children, this site contains ideas, articles, projects, seasonal themes, and printable pages. An outstanding array of activities geared for parents, teachers, caregivers, librarians, homeschoolers, and children.
Jan Brett's Home Page
http://www.janbrett.com
A friendly and accessible resource of activities and information presented by the incredibly prolific children's book author/illustrator. Masks and coloring pages featuring her animal book characters may be downloaded and printed, kids can read and print out her "all about" picture letters describing her various books, and librarians can use some of the myriad activities ("Make an Armadillo From a Milk Carton," "Learn to Draw a Hedgehog," "Make The Hat Into a Play" and others) in their Reading Club programming.
Kid's Craft - "The Ultimate Kids Resource!"
Web page currently being updated.  A new site will be available soon.
This Australian site offers a growing collection of crafts that are age appropriate for children between 5 and 12 years (including illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and lists of inexpensive, simple materials); games, recipes, and other activities.
PBS Kid's Page
http://www.pbs.org/kids/
A terrific educational site that includes jokes, games, pictures to color, a karoke jukebox (kids can sing along with their favorite tunes!), electronic postcards, science for kids (including animals, ballooning, and cracking codes using hieroglyphics!) from the Nova series that includes teachers' guides and lists of resources, animal stories, and video shorts from PBS specials.
Shadow Puppets
http://www.balibeyond.com/shadowtheater.html
A marvelous site that includes the history and background of traditional shadow puppet theater, instructions for making shadow puppets, traditional stories, and even short Quicktime movies of puppet shows presented by the ensemble.
Tail Building Instructions
http://www.claws-and-paws.com/furry/Unci/tail/index.shtml
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for building a long, furry tail to wear in everyday life. Includes a list of supplies and handy tips for sitting, riding bicycles, and performing other activities while wearing a tail. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings.

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