Reading Center

Read! Read! Read! Check out these websites about books and reading. Read a book or magazine online. Look at recommended book lists and check out award winners. There are also lists of questions to think about while reading and activities to do after reading.

American Library Association Best Books For Kids 

KidsReads

Mighty Books - Online Stories

Scholastic Books

The Book Hive

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Caldecott Medal Homepage

IRA Children's Choices

Story Cove

Founded in 2004, Story Cove is dedicated to helping young children discover a love of reading by exploring timeless folktales from the world’s great oral traditions. Today Story Cove titles can be experienced as: leveled picture books, animated stories, read-along programs, audio downloads or live performances along with differentiated lesson plans that are correlated to the Common Core Standards

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

 
Reading Rainbow offers an unlimited library of acclaimed children's books and video field trips.

 
 
 
 

Here are some questions to ask yourself about your reading.

1. Describe one of the characters.

2. Who is your favorite character and why?

3. What is your favorite part of the story?

4. How do you feel about the ending of the story?

5. Is this story like another story that you've read? How?

6. What is the probelm in the story and how is it solved?

Here are some fun activities you can do with books.

1. Design a new book jacket for the book.

2. Make a mobile about the book.

3. Create a diorama of a scene from the book.

4. Make a timeline of the important events in the story.

5. Write a different beginning or ending for the story.

6. Write a letter to one of the characters, or to the author of the story.

7. Take a picture walk: make predictions about the story based on the illustrations.

8. Make a puppet of one of the characters and use it to retell the story.

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