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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.
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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.
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
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 The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. 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 Jewell Parker Rhodes
by Brian Farrey
by Varian Johnson
by Andrew Clements
by Nicole Helget
by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
by Melissa Savage
by James Ponti
by Hena Khan
The winner of last year's Star of the North Award was The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex. 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 eight of the nominated titles
by Ryan T. Higgins
by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
by Charise Mericle Harper
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by Tim Zeltner
by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat
by Bob Shea
by Troy Cummings
by Brenda J. Child, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder
by Juana Martinez-Neal