Websites for Parents
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- PBS Parents
Educational site for parents that offers information and advice on the development of reading and writing in young children. The site also includes a book-finder search that can be filtered by age and story themes.
An impressive subscription based service that streams a large quantity of audiobooks. Can be installed as a desktop application or on iDevices (e.g., iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch).
Scholastic - Submit a title to find the book level
A comprehensive database of book titles that can be searched by title, author, grade level, Lexile measure and other criteria. This database can be regarded as one tool to help parents, teachers, and other professionals determine what books might be appropriate given a child's reading ability.
- Reading Rockets - For
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. It brings the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. Their goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.
- Young Adults’
Young Adults’ Choices 2014 Reading List
- Guys Read
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka. Their mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
- Mother Goose Programs
For over 25 years the Vermont Center for the Book has not only helped change the lives of thousands of young children and their families, but it has empowered librarians, teachers and child-care providers to use picture books, conversation, and standards-based activities to transform the learning lives of thousands of young children all over the country.
- Lazy Readers' Book Club
Created by Danny Brassell, this site offers short book recommendations designed to create interest in readers of all ages
- Children's Book
The Children's Book Council Site contains links to current books for a range of ages. It also contains links to a number of authors.
- Wise Guide
This site is part of the Library of Congress. It offers several resources to teach American history, as well as contemporary figures in American culture. The "Wise Guide" changes monthly and offers links to the best of the library's online materials.