Exciting & Informative Web Sites for Media Specialists/Reading Teachers


"Reading Skills and Great Books for Kids"  (this link is suggested by students of the Goodwin Community Center teen center)

Dewey Decimal Websites Galore!  

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

American Library Association (ALA)

Arthur's Web Page

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Author Chats

Best Blogs for Librarians

Best Children's Books of the Year

Between the Lions

Big 3 (for younger students)

Big 6

Book Adventure (similar to AR)

BookHive:  Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co.

Book Hooks

Book Links


Books for Boys

Book Talks - Quick and Simple


British Library

Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Medal 2

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site

Children's Book Council:  Teachers and Librarians Pages

Children's Book Awards

"Children's Choices" (IRA)

Children's Literature

CISSL: Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries

Coretta Scott King Award Book List

Coretta Scott King Award Curriculum Resource


CyberTools for Librarians OPAC Tutorial

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

Doucette Index: K-12 Literature-Based Teaching Ideas

Eager Readers

EBSCO Publishing

E-Literate? (video on educational technology)

Esme (storyteller)

Favorite Characters and Their Sites

General School Librarian Resources

Golden Kite Awards

Great Writers and Poets

Homemaker for Libraries

Horn Book

How to Take Good Care of Library Books online


Information Skills Instruction for School Librarians

ILILE: Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education

Instructional Materials & Library Media Services

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

International Reading Association

Internet School Library Media Center

ISLMC Children's Literature & Language Arts Resources

Jim Trelease

Joan Irvine: Pop-up Book Lady

Kamishibai for Kids (Japanese street storytelling)

Kids Reads

Libraries & the Internet Toolkit

Librarian Action Figure

Librarian's Index to the Internet

Library Databases Around the World


Library Jokes

Library Land: The Four Roles of the LMS

Librarian Lesson Plans

Library Lovers Month

Library Media Services - DCPS

Library Terms that Users Understand

Library of Congress Online Catalog


Linda's Links to Literature

Lipstick Librarian

Literature Activities and Lesson Plans

LM_NET archives

Michigan Teacher Network (excellent website - lots of useful links!)

MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries

Nancy Keane's ATN Reading Lists

Newbery Medal



Notable Social Studies Books for Young People

100 Best Books for Kids

100 Best Nonfiction Books

100 Favorite Children's Books

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children

Peter Milbury's School Librarian Webpages

Picturing Books

Podcasting: Exploring the Possibilities for Libraries

Puppet Craft Projects

Puppetry Home Page

Pura Belpre Award

Randolph Caldecott

Random House Teaching Guides

Read Across America

Reader's Theater (Aaron Shephard's RT Page: Scripts and Tips)

Read In! (chat with authors)


Reading Corner

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Rainbow

Reading Recovery

Reading Rockets

Reading Units

Reading Zone: Kidspace @ The Internet Public Library

Resources for School Librarians:  Collection Development Resources for School Librarians

Resources for School Librarians:  Library Media Center Management


School-Libraries.Org:  Online Resources for School Libraries

School Libraries on the Web

School Libraries Online

School Library Journal Online

School Library Media Centers (lots of great links!)

School Library Media Month Activities

School Library Media Research Online

School Library Media Specialist Collection Development Resources

S.C.O.R.E. Cyberguides

Series and Sequels

Serious Play: Reading Poetry with Children

Sofa Adventures in Reading


Stellaluna's Friends

Story Arts Online

SUNLINK Links for Media Specialists

Sweet Lee's Felt Board Figures

Talk It Up!  Multnomah County Public Library

"Teacher's Choices" (IRA)

Teaching Books.net

Toolkit for School Library Media Programs

TrackStar Starting Points for Library-Media Specialists

Understanding Call Numbers

Understanding MARC


WorldCat (online catalog for libraries all over the world)

Writing with Authors

Yahooligans! Directory of Language Arts

Year of Reading

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


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