by Ellen Emerson White
Hennepin County Libraries' Kid Links
Includes an option to search for books by grade level
A Book and A Hug
This site recommends great books for children of all ages.
Recommendations by children's book author, Jon Scieszka.
My Weird School
A fun series for kids by Dan Gutman
A great list of books for all readers
Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books
"The Newbery Medal was named for 18th 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."
Caldecott Medal Winners & Honor Books
"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.”
Recommendations by age
Common Sense Media
Recommendations by topic and age
eBook collection available 365 days a year to staff and students.
Hennepin County Libraries
Electronic Library for Minnesota
Connect to ELM databases
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Cultural Resources for Countries and States
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CIA World Factbook
Provides information on history, people, government, economy and more for over 250 countries.
The Minnesota Historical Society's online state encyclopedia. Research Minnesota's history.
Britannica World Atlas
Atlas without distractions
Kid-friendly almanac by Fact Monster
Online poetry site for kids
for citing your sources.
A bibliography tells where you got your information when researching.
Animals of the rainforest facts
Information on people, places, literature, arts and sports
A database of over 6,400 sites compiled by libraries.
Find facts about thousands of topics.
Ask for Kids
Search common topics. Allows searches in question format.
The winner of last year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award was Fort by Cynthia DeFelice. Vote for this year's winning book:
- from March through the first week in April.
- in the Media Center.
- if you have read at least three of the nominated titles.
by Mac Barnett
by Sharon Robinson
by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman
by Joan Bauer
by Lisa Lewis Tyre
by Louis Sachar
by Lynda Mullaly Hun
by Bruce Coville
by Katherine Applegate
The winner of last year's Star of the North Award was The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers. Vote for this year's winning book:
- vote the last two weeks in March
- in the Media Center
- if you are in grades K-2 and have read at least 8 of the nominated titles
by Pat Zietlow Miller
by Drew Daywalt
by Jeanne Walker Harvey
by Gaia Cornwall
by Travis Foster and Ethan Long
by Carson Ellis
by Elisha Cooper
by Thyra Heder
by Dan Santat
by Bao Phi