by Barbara O'Connor
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 boys and girls 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." (Description from the ALA Newbery Medal website)
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.” (Description from the ALA Caldecott Medal website.)
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
Login and password required
Cultural Resources for Countries and States
Login and password required
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
Find facts about thousands of topics.
Ask for Kids
Search common topics. Allows searches in question format.
Books and More
True or false? Answers questions about books.
Fiction or Nonfiction?
Learn and practice the difference between fiction and nonfiction books.
Reference Choice - 1
Choose the correct reference books to find information.
Reference Choice - 2
Identify the correct reference book to use.
Reference Material Games
Parts of a Book - 1
Four games to learn the parts of a book: flashcards, matching, concentration, and word search
Parts of a Book - 2
Play hangman to learn and practice the parts of a book.
Parts of a Book - 3
Even more hangman to learn (more difficult) parts of a book.
Library Word Scramble
Practice your knowledge of library terms and unscramble words.
How well do you know your library? Test your skills!
Genres of Literature
Identify the correct genres (type) of literature.
Dewey Number Order
Put the Dewey numbers in order. If you are correct, a hidden picture will appear!
Dewey Decimal Practice
3 games for practicing the Dewey Decimal System : flashcards, matching and concentration.
Basic Dewey Decimal
Match the correct Dewey Decimal Number with the right subject.
Call Numbers and Sections of the Library
Match a book's "call number" (or address) with the "section" in the library where it belongs.
Call Number Order
Put the call numbers in the correct order. If you are correct, a hidden picture will appear!
Alphabet Book Game
(K-1st grade) Practice ABC Order
Practice alphabetizing playing Wack-a-Mole
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 8 of the nominated titles