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Reading Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Librarians

Here are reading resources to assist you to help a child, or a classroom full of children, to develop a lifelong love of books and reading for enjoyment and knowledge.
  1. 1. Read Alouds (11)
  2. 2. Reluctant Readers (20)
  3. 3. For Teachers (15)
  4. 4. For Parents (35)
  5. 5. Libraries (24)
  6. 6. For Girls (3)

Top Ten Tips for Successful Author Skype Visits
You have figured out the technology; now it's time for tips on planning the activities during an author's Skype visit to ensure that it's successful.

An Author Visit By Skype - Readers Experiences
Respond to a question about your experiences with an author visit via Skype by sharing your recommendations for a successful visit and reading the responses of others.

What and When Is Teen Tech Week?
Learn all about Teen Tech Week, an annual library event, and how participating can benefit your teens.

January Calendar of Children's Books
Take a look at the January Calendar of Children's Books to find books for children's related to this month's holidays and events, including books by authors and illustrators with January birthdays.

Recommended Audio Books for Kids and Teens - Readers Respond
Read about the audio books parents recommend for kids and teens; then, recommend your favorite audio books for kids and audio books for teens.

School Year Calendar of Children's Books: 2012-2013
Here you'll find links to each month of the current school year calendar of children's books, as well as information about what each monthly calendar contains.

Reading is for the boys (and girls)!
The Reading is for the boys (and girls)! WebQuest, while designed for teachers, will also provide parents with valuable information about boys and books and boys and reading, including boys and reading research, articles, books for boys and the reasons boys have a harder time with reading and lessons with strategies for engaging boys in reading.

March Calendar of Children's Books
In the March calendar of children's books, you'll find children's books about St. Patrick's Day, Dr. Seuss and Dr. Seuss' birthday and much more.

Reading Is Fundamental - RIF – All About RIF and Its Online Resources for...
Learn about the nonprofit organization Reading Is Fundamental, commonly known as RIF, and the online resources RIF provides, which include information, games, tips and activities related to children’s books and reading, as well as lists of recommended children’s books, all on the Reading Is Fundamental Web sites.

Current Trends in Children's Literature
Learn about current trends in children's literature in this interview with the president of the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Current Trends in Children's Literature
Learn about current trends in children's literature in this interview with the president of the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

The April Calendar of Children's Books
The April Calendar of Children's Books includes books for April Fool's Day, Easter, Passover, National Poetry Month, Earth Day and Young People's Poetry Week.

May Calendar of Children's Books
On the May Calendar of Children's Books, you'll find kids' books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Latino Books Month, Children's Book Week, Memorial Day and other May holidays and events.

June Calendar of Children's Books - Here you'll find children's books...
On the June Calendar of Children's Books you'll find children's books for Father's Day, the birthdays of Cynthia Rylant, Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle, and other June holidays and events.

July Calendar of Children's Books
On the July Calendar of Children's Books you'll find children's books for the Fourth of July, the birth dates of John Newbery, Brian Selznick, Sharon Creech and Beatrix Potter, plus the birthdays of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter.

August Calendar of Children's Books
The August Calendar of Children's Books includes kids' books for this month's holidays and events, as well as books about starting school.

Children's Books for September
The September Calendar of Children's Books includes recommended children's books related to this month's occasions and events, including Library Sign-up Month, Banned Books Week, 9/1/2001, Citizenship Day and Constitution Week.

October Calendar of Kids' Books
The October calendar of children's books includes recommended children's books related to National Bullying Prevention Month, Banned Books Week, Teen Read Week and Halloween.

November Calendar of Children's Books
The November Calendar of Children's Books contains articles, book reviews and reading lists of books for kids all related to events this month, such as Thanksgiving and Veterans Day.

If you are looking for children's books related to February holidays and...
The February Calendar of Children's Books contains children's books related to February holidays and events, including Valentine's Day, Black History Month / African American History Month, Library Lovers Month, and children's book author birthdays.

December Calendar of Children's Books
The December calendar of kids' books includes children's Christmas books, children's Hanukkah books, and children's Kwanzaa books.

Parents Recommend Books for Boys - Readers Respond With Favorite Books for Boys
Parents share their recommendations of books for boys of all ages and learn about books for boys recommended by other parents, from children's books to books for teens.

Parent Recommendations Young Adult Books Like Twilight
Parents are invited to recommend young adult books like Twilight for teens. Read the parent recommendations and make your own recommendations of young adult books like Twilight that teenagers will enjoy.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates the art of children's picture book illustration.

Magic Tree House Resources for Parents and Teachers
Learn all about the Magic Tree House resources available you to use with younger independent readers.

10 Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Kids who love the Little House books will appreciate your sharing these facts about the author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, with them.

What is a Graphic Memoir?
What are the meanings of "graphic memoir" and "graphic nonfiction"? Find out their definitions and the confusion surrounding the terms.

Interview with the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature:
Learn about the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and her role in this interview with Kate DiCamillo.

An Interview with Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo's interview will interest kids and adults who want to learn more about her writing and her books.

The 2014 John Newbery Medal Winner
The winners of the 2014 John Newbery Medal and Honor Books provide good reading material for middle grade readers.

Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medal Winner
Get background information on author Kate DiCamillo, who has twice been awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal for young people's literature.

10 Facts About Children's Author and Illustrator Lois Ehlert
10 Facts About Children's Author and Illustrator Lois Ehlert provides information about her life and books.

11 Facts About Beatrix Potter, the Creator of Peter Rabbit
Get the facts about Beatrix Potter, known for her book The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's books.

Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit
Learn about Beatrix Potter: The Complete Collection and its value as a book to read aloud and share.

Save Money at Your Public Library
Learn about the many ways to save money at your public library.

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