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Feb 12, 2011:
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Families

Book Recommendations

Children's Book CouncilThe Children's Book Council Reading Lists - The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists to help teachers, librarians, parents, and booksellers discover new, wonderful books for the children in their lives. They encourage you to make copies of their materials for your classroom or personal use.

Cooperative Children's Book CenterCooperative Children's Book Center - School of Education University of Wisconsin Madison - There are thousands of new books published for children and young adults each year, and tens of thousands available through public and school libraries, or for purchase at bookstores, at any given time. The CCBC helps librarians, teachers, child care providers and others navigate the abundance of choices to locate the best books possible to meet their needs.

International Reading AssociationInternational Reading Association - Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the “Choices” reading lists. These lists are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help young readers find books they will enjoy.


Educational Software

Discovery EducationDiscovery Education and The Parent Channel - The Parent Channel's Review Corner offers reviews of educational software and games for kids. Reviewed educational software can be viewed alphabetically or by brand. Their site can also be viewed by a child's age level and interests; from adventure to writing.

reviewcorner.comreviewcorner.com - They offer comprehensive reviews of the best children's educational products, including computer software, books, music, videos and DVDs, toys, and games. Not only do children love these products, they learn as they play! Product reviews at the Review Corner are impartial, and are written after thorough testing and evaluation of children's products.


The Internet and Online Safety

American Association of School LibrariansAmerican Association of School Librarians - How School Librarians Can Assist You - Internet Safety and FilteringInsafe, a network of national nodes that coordinate Internet safety awareness in Europe makes the case for empowerment as the key to online safety. Safety risks are increased …”in the online environment by the fact that we can’t usually see whom we are communicating with, probably don’t know who provided the data we are accessing, and online content comes without any quality assurance from a reputable publisher or editor. In order to compensate for this, we need to develop our information literacy skills and behave in a more discriminating manner when online.”

American Library Association (ALA)American Library Association (ALA) - Especially for Young People and Their Parents - “The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely.”— GetNetWise