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Resources for Kids

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L. A. Times  "Reading by 9" is a multi-year campaign aimed at helping kindergarten through third-grade students read at grade level by the age of nine. The Parent Reading Guide includes book lists, literacy programs, reading tips and more.

FOCAL Friends of Children and Literature, supporting the Central Library's Children's Department with programs, awards, and special materials.

American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids: Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to valuable Web sites of interest to children, organized by subject headings such as animals; literature and languages; mathematics and computers; the arts; and history and biography. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers. They spotlight a website each week. The ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids Committee maintains and updates the site.

Notable children's Books, 2019 - According to ALSC policy, the current year's Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, and Batchelder Award and Honor books automatically are added to the Notable Children's Books list. According to the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee manual, these categories loosely represent the following: Younger Readers – Preschool-grade 2 (age 7), including easy-to-read books; Middle Readers – Grades 3-5, ages 8-10; Older Readers – Grades 6-8, ages 11-14; All Ages – Has appeal and interest for children in all of the above age ranges

Book & Media Awards from the Association for Library Services to Children (a division of American Library Association) includes award winning and honored books.
Or, try the American Library Association's notable web sites for kids: Notable Children's Books, Recordings, Videos, and Interactive Software.

From the Los Angeles County Public Library: Kids' Corner includes links to sites just for kids.

Webmath: A review of problems and formulas, from grade-school arithmetic level to high-school calculus.

Publisher's Weekly:   Best Children's Books for 2010, with reviews.  2011   2012   2013    2014   2015    2016    2017    2018.

CIA World Factbook: provides data including a nation's population, geography, government type, industries, agriculture, languages and broadcast stations. It's updated constantly.


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