Westran Elementary Library
Authors for Grades 2 & 3 (Chapter Books)
American Girl Series - Books are by numerous authors - include stories about Addy, Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha, Molly, etc.
Jennifer Armstrong - Dear Mr. President series, The Century for Young People, The American Story, etc.
Ben Baglio - Animal Ark series, etc.
Lynne Reid Banks - The Indian in the Cupboard, Return of the Indian, Secret of the Indian, The Mystery of the Cupboard, The Key to the Indian, The Dungeon, etc.
Jeff Brown - Flat Stanley series
Marc Brown - Arthur series (in chapter books), etc.
Beverly Cleary - Ramona series, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ralph S. Mouse, Runaway Ralph, Henry Huggins, Henry & Beezus, Ribsy, etc.
Bruce Coville - My Teacher is an Alien series, Space Brat series, Magic Shop series, etc.
Debbie Dadey - Bailey School Kids series, The Swamp Monster in Third Grade series, Ghostville Elementary series, etc.
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Revolting Rhymes, The Magic Finger, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, etc.
Kristiana Gregory - The Cabin Creek series, Dear America series, My America series, Prairie River series, etc.
Cheryl Harness - Writes a lot of books about people in history on a young-person's level. One of Mrs. Taylor's personal favorites!
Marcia Thornton Jones - Bailey School Kids series, Ghostville Elementary series, The Bailey City Monsters series, Barkley's School for Dogs series, Triplet Trouble series, etc.
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, etc.
Mary Pope Osborne - Magic Treehouse series, Magic Treehouse Research Guides, New York's Bravest, Kate and the Beanstalk, Dear America/My America series, Favorite Medieval Tales, American Tall Tales, Favorite Greek Myths, Tales from the Odyssey series, etc.
Barbara Park - Junie B. Jones series, etc.
Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants series, etc.
Ron Roy - A to Z Mystery series, Capital Mysteries, Calendar Mysteries, etc.
Louis Sachar - Holes, The Wayside School series, Small Steps, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, etc.
Jon Scieszka - The Time Warp Trio series, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The Frog Prince Continued, Squids Will Be Squids, etc.
Shel Silverstein - The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, The Missing Piece, A Giraffe and a Half, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, Runny Babbit, etc.
Seymour Simon - Writes tons of nonfiction science books for kids.
Gertrude Chandler Warren - The Boxcar Children series, etc.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House series ( Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, By the Shores of Silver Lake, the Long Winter, etc.)
Authors for grades 4 & 5
I've tried to link the author's name to their websites so you can learn about your favorites or find new favorites! I've also listed some of their more popular books next to their name. A lot of the websites have activities, games, interviews with the authors, and other cool things.
C.S. Adler - One Unhappy Horse, Ghost Brother, Eddie's Blue-Winged Dragon, One Sister Too Many, etc.
Mary Amato - Invisible Lines, Please Write in this Book, The Naked Mole-Rat Letters, The Word Eater, etc.
Mary Jane Auch - One-Handed Catch, Wing Nut, Pick of the Litter, Kidnapping Kevin Kowalski, Cry Uncle!, etc.
Avi - Nothin but the Truth, Seer of Shadows, Wolf Rider, Smugglers' Island, Crispin Trilogy, etc.
Blue Balliett - Chasing Vermeer, Wright 3, The Calder Game, The Danger Box, Nantucket Ghosts, etc.
Lynne Reid Banks - The Indian in the Cupboard, Return of the Indian, Secret of the Indian, The Mystery of the Cupboard, The Key to the Indian, The Dungeon, etc.
Eric Berlin - The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, The Potato Chip Puzzles, etc.
Judy Blume - Freckle Juice, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Super Fudge, Double Fudge, Blubber, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, etc.
Rob Buyea - Because of Mr. Terupt, Mr. Terupt Falls Again, etc.
Betsy Byars - Bingo Brown Series, The S.O.S. Files, The Summer of the Swans, Tornado, The Seven Treasure Hunts, etc.
Meg Cabot - Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series, The Princess Diaries, etc.
Patrick Carman - Skeleton Creek Series, The 39 Clues Series, Elliot's Park Series, Atherton Series, The Land of Elyon Series, etc.
Gennifer Choldenko - Al Capone Does My Shrits, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, etc.
Matt Christopher - (Writes tons of sports fiction books as well as athlete biographies.)
Beverly Clearly - Ramona Series, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ralph S. Mouse, Runaway Ralph, Henry and Beezus, Ribsy, Henry Huggins, Dear Mr. Henshaw, Strider, etc.
Andrew Clements - Frindle, The Report Card, The Last Holiday Concert, Lunch Money, No Talking, Lost & Found, Extra Credit, Troublemaker, Room One: A Mystery or Two, etc.
Caroline Cooney - If the Witness Lied, The Face on the Milk Carton, etc.
Bruce Coville - My Teacher is an Alien Series, Space Brat Series, Magic Shop Series, etc.
Sharon Creech - Hate that Cat, Love that Dog, The Wanderer, Walk Two Moons, The Castle Corona, Pleasing the Ghost, etc.
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Revolting Rhymes, The Magic Finger, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, etc.
Kate DiCamillo - Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, etc.
Kelly DiPucchio - Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, Clink, The Sandwich Swap, Crafty Chloe, etc.
Tony DiTerlizzi - Spiderwick Chronicles Series, Kenny and the Dragon, Wonderla Trilogy, etc.
Franklin Dixon - The Hardy Boys Series
Walter Farley - The Black Stallion, etc.
Sid Fleishman - The Whipping Boy, The Dream Stealer, The Midnight Horse, Jim Ugly, The Bandit's Moon, etc.
Cornelia Funke - The Dragon Rider, Inkspell, Inkheart, Igraine the Brave, The Princess Knight, Pirate Girl, Princess Pigstye, etc.
Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Charlie's Raven, Cliffhanger, Frightful's Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, etc.
Stuart Gibbs - Belly Up, Spy School, the Last Muskateer, etc.
Amy Gordon - 20 Gold Falcons, Midnight Magic, When JFK Was My Father, The Gorillas of Gill Park, The Secret Life of a Boarding School Brat, Magic By Heart, Return to Gill Park, etc.
Dan Gutman - Satch & Me, The Homework Machine, The Million Dollar Putt, Abner & Me, The Million Dollar Strike, The Get Rich Quick Club, Million Dollar Goal, Shoeless Joe & Me, Mickey & Me, The Kid Who Became President, The Million Dollar Shot, They Came from Centerfield, etc.
Margaret Peterson Haddix - The Missing: Series, The Shadow Children Series, Because of Anya, The House on the Gulf, Double Identity, Among the Hidden Series, Running Out of Time, etc.
Mary Downing Hahn - The Old Willis Place, Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, Stepping on the Cracks, All the Lovely Bad Ones, The Doll in the Garden, Closed for the Season, Time for Andrew, The Gentleman Outlaw and Me, Hear the Wind Blow, Witch Catcher, The Dead Man in Indian Creek, etc.
David L. Harrison - Mountains, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Connecting the Dots, Cave Detectives, Farmer's Dog, etc.
Janice Hardy - The Healing Wars Series (The Shifter, Bluefire, Darkfall)
Keven Henkes - Olive's Ocean, Protecting Marie, Two Under Par, Words of Stone, The Zebra Wall, etc.
Carl Hiaasen - Hoot, Scat, Flush, etc.
Will Hobbs - Take Me to the River, Go Big or Go Home, Crossing the Wire, Far North, The Big Wander, River Thunder, etc.
Anthony Horowitz - Alex Rider Series, The Diamond Brothers Series, etc.
Carolyn Keene - Nancy Drew Series
Peg Kehret - Runaway Twin, Stolen Children, Ghost Dog Secrets, Abduction, Earthquake Terro, The Ghost's Grave, The Hideout, I'm Not Who You Think I Am, Nightmare Mountain, Shelter Dogs, Terror at the Zoo, Volcano Disaster, etc.
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Andrew Klavan - Homelanders Series (The Last Thing I Remember, etc)
Gordon Korman - Pop, 39 clues Series, Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Schooled, Nosepickers From Outer Space, etc.
Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time Series
C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Mike Lupica - Million Dollar Throw, Travel Team, Comeback Kids Series, Heat, The Underdog, Hero, The Big Field, Summer Ball, Miracle on 49th Street, etc.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Shiloh, Saving Shiloh, Shiloh Season, Beetles Lightly Toasted, The Boys Start the War, The Girls Get Even, etc.
Joan Lowery Nixon - Orphan Train Adventure Series
Gary Paulsen - Hatchet, Notes From the Dog, Woods Runner, Canyons, Liar Liar, Mudshark, The Lawn Boy, The Boy Who Owned the School, etc.
Robert Newton Peck - Soup, Soup and Me, Soup for President, Soup's Drum, Soup in the Saddle, etc.
Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants Series
Dean Pitchford - Captain Nobody, The Big One-Oh
Chris Platt - Storm Chaser, Moon Shadow, (Writes tons of fiction about horses!) etc.
Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series, Heroes of Olympus Series, The Kane Chronicles Series, The 39 Clues Series, etc.
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter Series
Louis Sachar - Holes, The Wayside School Series, Small Steps, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, Sixth Grade Secrets, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, etc.
Roland Smith - Cryptid Hunters, Tentacles, The Last Lobo, The Storm Runners Series, The I.Q. Series, Jack's Run, Zach's Lie, Sasquatch, Thunder Cave, Jaguar, etc.
Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events Series
Jordan Sonnenblick - After Ever After, Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie, Notes From the Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of Faking It, Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip, etc.
Jerry Spinelli - Maniac Magee, Wringer, Smiles to Go, etc.
Kathleen Van Cleve - Drizzle
Bill Wallace - Danger on Panther Peak, Snot Stew, The Dog Who Thought He was Santa, Totally Disgusting!, Beauty, The Legend of Thunderfoot, Pick of the Litter, Trapped in Death Cave, Red Dog, etc.
Ruth White - Belle Prater's Boy, The Search for Belle Prater, Way Down Deep, Tadpole, Buttermilk Hill, Little Audrey, etc.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House Series (Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, By the Shores of Silver Lake, On the Banks of Plum Creek, The Long Winter, etc.)
Betty Ren Wright - The Secret Window, A Ghost at the Window, The Dollhouse Murders, Ghosts Beneath Our Feet, The Summer of Mrs. MacGregor, A Ghost in the House, Crandall's Castle, Princess for a Week, etc.
Games and Activities for Students
Here are some good websites we sometimes use in the Computer Lab. These have good educational games and activities to play.
www.abcya.com - Grades K-5. A good website for educational games and activities. It's easy to find appropriate games/activities for kids at each grade level on here. One of my favorite websites.
www.funbrain.com - Grades K-5. A website with a lot of games (educational and for fun) for kids to play. You can also find games on here that are appropriate for different grade levels.
www.multiplication.com - Grades 3-5. A website full of math multiplication games to help students learn their multiplication facts.
Sheppard Software - Grades K-5. A website full of games and activities in different subject areas. Lots of variety here!
www.starfall.com - Grades K-2. A website that is excellent for beginning readers. This website has games and activities as well as online beginner books and other stories. It's also great for helping teach letter sounds and phonics.
www.nimblefingers.com - Grades K-5. A website that is good for helping teach typing skills. Helps kids learn where fingers go on the keyboard, location of keys, and helps with accuracy.
www.freetypinggame.net - Grades K-5. Another typing website that is full of typing games.
Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles - Grades K-5. A website full of free online jigsaw puzzles for easy, average, and hard difficulty levels. Helps kids learn spatial reasoning and logic.
www.studyisland.com - Grades 3-5. Our students can log on and practice skills necessary to succeed on our Missouri MAP Test.
Time for Kids - Grades 2-5. A neat website that is Time Magazine but all the articles are geared for kids. A neat way to get news and see what's going on in the world.
National Geographic for Kids - Grades 2-5. This is full of articles, games and activities for kids to interact with. Under the Games tab, click on Adventures and they can go on different animal/travel adventures. Fun and educational!
Seussville - Grades K-5. This site has Dr. Seuss characters students can explore, play games, etc.
Bitesize Games - Developed by people in the UK, this has a lot of interactive game options. Rhyming words, phonics, alphabetical order, pronouns, punctuation, etc. This is good for kids in grades K-2.
Children's Storybooks Online - Grades K-3. Free picture books that can be read online - has books on three different reading levels.
Game Goo - Learning That Sticks - Great online games where you can practice alphabetizing, phonics, identifing synonyms, antonyms, etc.
Mr. Wylie's Educational Games - Wide variety of educational games gathered by a former teacher. Can play games in science, language arts, math, social studies, etc.
Roy-Interactive Reading Games - Interactive games for alphabetizing, phonics, rhyming, punctuation, etc. Several levels for different abilities.
Mark Twain Nominee Books
Picture Book Authors/Illustrators
These authors write some excellent picture books. A lot of their websites are pretty neat and some are interactive with games, etc.
Jennifer Armstrong - Writes a lot of history book on younger kids' level, Once Upon a Banana, The Snowball, Sunshine/Moonshine, etc.
Herm & Mary Jane Auch - Souperchicken, A Dog on His Own, Chickerella, Beauty and the Beaks, The Nutquacker, The Poultrygeist, The Easter Egg Farm, The Plot Chickens, The Princess and the Pizza, Troll Teacher, etc.
Marion Dane Bauer - Thank You for Me!, Cutest Critter, Martin Luther King, Jr., The Christmas Baby, One Brown Bunny, etc.
Paulette Bourgeois - Franklin the Turtle series
Jan Brett - The Mitten, On Noah's Ark, The Night Before Christmas, Gingerbread Baby, The Hat, The Three Snow Bears, Hedgie's Surprise, Gingerbread Friends, Armadillo Rodeo, Christmas Trolls, Trouble with Trolls, etc.
Elise Broach - Snowflake Baby, Seashore Baby, Gumption!, When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, What the No-Good Baby is Good For, etc.
Marc Brown - Arthur & D.W. series
Dori Hillestad Butler - P is for Police, The Great Toothfairy Rip-Off, etc.
Toni Buzzeo - Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten, Lighthouse Christmas, One Cool Friend, etc.
Eric Carle - The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, From Head to Toe, The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Busy Spider, etc.
Eileen Christelow - Five Little Monkeys, Letters From a Desperate Dog, The Great Pig Escape, etc.
Doreen Cronin - Diary of a Spider, Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Worm, Duck for President, Thump Quack Moo, Click Clack Moo Cows that Type, Dooby Dooby Moo, Wiggle, Bounce, Stretch, etc.
Tomie DePaola - Strega Nona Series, The Story of Bluebonnet, My First Mother Goose, etc.
Ed Emberly - Go Away Big Green Monster!, Yankee Doodle, The Story of Paul Bunyan, Drummer Hoff, Wing on a Flea, etc.
Jill Esbaum - Tom's Tweet, Estelle Takes a Bath, Stink Soup, To the Big Top, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, etc.
Denise Fleming - In the Tall, Tall Grass, Lunch!, Where There Once Was a Wood, etc.
Mem Fox - Koala Lou, Night Noises, Boo to a Goose, The Magic Hat, Where the Giant Sleeps, Possum Magic, etc.
Gail Gibbons - Writes lots of nonfiction. (Gorillas, Snakes, Tornadoes, etc.)
Cheryl Harness - Writes lots of history nonfiction (The Harry Book, Ghosts of the White House, Young Teddy Roosevelt, Three Young Pilgrims, etc.)
Kevin Henkes - Chrysanthemum, Lilly's Big Day, Wemberly Worried, Julius Baby of the World, Sheila Rae the Brave, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, A Weekend with Wendell, Penny and Her Song, etc.
Ezra Jack Keats - The Snowy Day, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, John Henry, Dreams, Goggles, Kitten for a Day, Maggie and the Pirate, Whistle for Willie, My Dog is Lost!, etc.
Steven Kellogg - Is Your Mama a Llama?, The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, The Three Little Pigs, Johnny Appleseed, How Much is a Million?, Yankee Doodle, Jack and the Beanstalk, Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale, Mike Fink: A Tall Tale, The Three Little Pigs, Give a Dog a Bone, etc.
Daniel Kirk - My Truck is Stuck, While the World is Sleeping, Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Tugga-Tugga Tug Boat, Dinosaur Dinosaur, Hush Little Alien, Humpty Dumpty, etc.
Stephen Krensky - How Santa Got His Job, Play Ball Jackie!, Noah's Bark, Pecos Bill, My Teacher's Secret Life, etc.
Helen Lester - Tacky the Penguin, Hooray for Wodney Wat, Score One for the Sloths, It Wasn't My Fault, Batter Up Wombat, etc.
Bill Martin, Jr. - Brown Brown Bear What Do You See?, The Ghost-Eye Tree, Chicka Chicka 123!, Yummy Tum Tee, etc.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin - Chicken Joy on Redbean Road, Banjo Granny, Snowflake Bentley, Good Times on Grandfather Mountain, etc.
Robert Munsch - Alligator Baby, Class Clown, Love You Forever!, Zoom!, etc.
Trinka Hakes Noble - The Orange Shoes, A Christmas Spider's Miracle, The King's Tea, etc.
Laura Numeroff - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best, What Brothers Do Best/What Sisters Do Best, etc.
Margie Palatini - Gone With the Wand, Piggie Pie, Bedhead, Sweet Tooth!, Moostache, The Cheese, Three Silly Billies, Bad Boys, The Web Files, etc.
Guy Parker-Rees - Jolly Olly Octopus, Ants in Your Pants, Giraffes Can't Dance, Perky Little Penguins, All Afloat on Noah's Boat, Along Came a Bedtime, etc.
Patricia Polacco - For the Love of Autumn, The Lemonade Club, Emma Kate, When Lightening Comes in a Jar, The Butterfly, Welcome Comfort, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, The Keeping Quilt, Babeshka Baba Yaga, Thank You Mr. Falker, etc.
Jack Prelutsky - A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, Something Big Has Been Here, My Dog May Be a Genius, It's Raining Pigs and Noodles, The New Kid on the Block, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, etc.
Peggy Rathmann - Good Night Gorilla, Officer Buckle and Gloria, Ruby the Copycat, Bootsie Barker Bites, The Day the Babies Crawled Away, 10 Minutes Till Bedtime, etc.
Robert San Souci - ZigZag, Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow, Six Foolish Fishermen: A Cajun Story From Louisiana, As Luck Would Have It, The Brave Little Tailor, Brave Margaret, Fa Mulan, etc.
Lola Schaefer - Just One Bite, Frankie Stein Starts School, Guess Who? Happy Halloween Mittens!, Boo Who!, Please Pass the Manners, Easter Surprises, Frankie Stein, Look Behind: Tales of Animal Behinds!, etc.
Jon Scieszka - Robot Zot, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The Frog Prince Continued, The Book That Jack Wrote, Squids Will Be Squids, Baloney Henry P., Cowboy & Octopus, etc.
Dr. Seuss - Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Foot Book, If I Ran the Circus, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!, The Sneetches, Hop on Pop, Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?, Oh Say Can You Say?, There's a Wocket in My Pocket!, etc.
Shel Silverstein - Runny Babbit, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Don't Bump the Glump!, Lafcadio The Lion that Shot Back, Falling Up, A Light in the Attic, A Giraffe and a Half, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, etc.
Eileen Spinelli - Silly Tilly, Tea Party Today, Someday, Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, In My New Yellow Shirt, Six Hogs on a Scooter, Moe McTooth: An Alley Cat's Tale, Night Shift Daddy, Hero Cat, Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class, What Do Angels Wear?, Wanda's Monster, Callie Cat: Ice Skater, etc.
William Steig - Brave Irene, Dr. DeSoto, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, The One and Only Shrek!, etc.
Janet Stevens - Help Me Mr. Mutt!, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Epossumondas Plays Possum, Epossumondas Saves the Day, Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail, My Big Dog, And the Dish Ran Away From the Spoon, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Tortise and the Hair, etc.
Nancy Tafuri - Have You Seen My Duckling?, Big Storm, All Kinds of Kisses, Whose Chick Are You?, This is the Farmer, You Are Special Little One, The Busy Little Squirrel, Spots Feathers and Curly Tales,
Chris Van Allsburg - The Polar Express, Jumanji, The Sweetest Fig, Two Bad Ants, The Widow's Broom, The Wreck of the Zephyr, The Wretched Stone, etc.
Jean Van Leeuwen - Tales of Oliver Pig, Oliver Pig at School, Going West, A Fourth of July on the Plains, Nothing Here but Trees, Papa and the Pioneer Quilt, etc.
Sarah Weeks - Woof A Love Story, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!, Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band, If I Were a Lion, My Somebody Special, Oh My Gosh Mrs. McNosh!, I'm a Pig!, etc.
Rosemary Wells - Max & Ruby's Bedtime Book, On the Blue Comet, Yoko's Show and Tell, Max Cleans Up, Otto Runs for President, etc.
David Wiesner - Art & Max, Flotsom, The Three Pigs, Sector 7, Night of the Gargoyles, Tuesday, Hurricane, The Loathsome Dragon, etc.
Deborah Wiles - One Wide Sky, Freedom Summer, etc.
Mo Willems - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, The Pigeon Has Feelings Too!, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, Edwina - The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, etc.
Karma Wilson - Bear Stays Up for Christmas, Bear's Loose Tooth, Bear Snoores On, Mortimer's Christmas Manger, What's In the Egg Little Pip?, Bear Feels Scared, Sleephead, Bear Feels Sick, Bear Says Thanks, Baby Cakes, The Cow Loves Cookies, Bear's New Friend, Bear Wants More, Animal Strike at the Zoo - It's True!, If I Were a Mouse, A Frog in the Bog, Don't Be Afraid Little Pip, etc.
Audrey Wood - Blue Sky, The Bunyans, A Cowboy Christmas, The Big Hungry Bear, A Dog Needs a Bone, The Deep Blue Sea, The Flying Dragon Room, Heckedy Peg, The Napping House, Silly Sally, The Tickle-Octopus, etc.
Jane Yolen - Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Room?, How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, etc.
Search Engines for Researching
Show-Me Nominee Books
Truman Nominee Books
2012-13 Truman Nominee Books Here is the list for 2012-13. These are geared for students in grades 6-8 but are some books that advanced readers in 4th and 5th grades might enjoy.
Websites from Ms. Tipton
Here are a list of the websites Ms. Tipton sends out to the teachers on cool educational things to do in the classroom.
Duolingo - website to help learn a new language anywhere - Spanish, French, German, Portugese, etc.
ABCYA Wordcloud - Wordcloud program for K-5th grade students.
Tagul Wordcloud - Wordcloud program for all grades.
Word It Out - Wordcloud program for all grades.
Wordle - Wordcloud program for all grades.
Smithsonian History Explorer - Lesson plans, museum artifacts, interactives, teacher resources, etc.
Multiplication.com - Multiplication/Keyboard practice and games
Ipad Apps For School - Educational Ipad Apps
Simple Machines - Helps students learn about simple machines and how to use them.
PBS Nature Series & Games - Click on the X in the box that pops up at first. Has cool games, info on various animals, nature things, etc.
Wonderville - Cool science website - has info on technology, cool science, jobs, also has stuff for families/teachers to explore as well as the students.
Mars 3-D - Lots of pictures of Mars in 3-D and also tells you how to make your own 3-D glasses.
NASA Kids Club - Has tons of stuff for kids on it - educational games, etc.
Pete's Power Point - Has lots of lesson plan ideas, interactive activities, etc for all ages/subjects.