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Special Reading Resources

The International Children's Digital Library Hundreds of books for all ages of kids, from picture books to novels written in several different languages, can be viewed and read at this amazing website.

Novelist K-8 Read-alikes, award winners, books-to-movies and more! Check out Novelist K-8 for great kids' book suggestions! 

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Recommended books from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Best Books for Babies Great read-alouds and picture books for little ones. 

Great Books for New Readers A comprehensive, community-organized list from GoodReads.

Top 100 Chapter Books for Emerging Readers A favorite post from School Library Journal!

Resources to Help You Build Your Home Library

Read On Wisconsin On the ROW web site, you can find out about Read On Wisconsin titles. ROW promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout our state.

Storyline Online An excellent online streaming video program featuring famous actors reading chlidren's books aloud. Includes Closed Captioning.

Into the Book A highly interactive reading comprehension resource for Grades K-4 that focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing.

Read-Write-Think: Student Materials — Lots of lessons as well as printables and interactives for students, including Literary Elements Map, Story Map, Comparison and Contrast Guide and more.

 

Special St. Croix Falls School District Reader Info

Accelerated Reader (AR) AR Book Finder

St. Croix Falls Elementary Library Media Center

Battle of the Books  (SCFELE)

 

Early Literacy and Kindness for Families with Young Children

Each book in this awesome collection of more than 20 carefully-selected titles at the St. Croix Falls Public Library comes with contemplation questions, conversation starters, and great book recommendations that help families nurture kind kids and that encourage you to read, write, talk, sing, and play together! LEARN MORE

 

Reading and Writing Sites For Kids

PBS Kids Get wild about reading! Have fun with Arthur, Between the Lions, The Electric Company, Super Why & much more!

Scholastic Place Looking for Geronimo Stilton, Goosebumps or the 39 Clues? They're all here!

Spelling City Spelling resources such as worksheets, games and Dolch word lists.

Starfall Learn to Read For beginning readers, this excellent interactive website has narrated short stories on two levels that use phonics and games to help kids learn to read. Printable activity worksheets based on the stories are available to be downloaded.

Watch.Connect.Read Exploring Children's Literature through Book Trailers

My StoryMaker — An interactive storymaking site with choice of characters, settings, props, actions, interactions, and feelings. You can even print when you're done!

 

Authors & Series Websites

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Wimp yourself!

Erin Hunter: Warriors Enter the world of Warriors, where warrior cat clans roam the world.

Frank Asch Animated picture books and more

Jan Brett The illustrator of The Mitten, The Hat and other wonderful picture books, Ms. Brett has an equally appealing website.

Mo Willems: The Pigeon Presents Games such as the hot dog dress-up game, coloring pages, teacher guides and video interviews from the author of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Knuffle Bunny."

Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Learn more about Greek mythology and the world of Percy, Grover and Annabeth.

Robert Munsch Listen to Robert Munsch read over 40 of his stories.

Shel Silverstein Poetry games, printables and more from a master poet.

Pete the Cat Really cool Pete the Cat song and activity downloads.

 

Need a good book recommendation?

Watch these book trailers created by students from Mr. Ekern's 7th grade language arts class. (Posted June 2015)

 

Book trailer by Riley Holsclaw.

 

Book trailer by Davin Woodcock.

 

Book trailer by Nick Betterley

 

Book trailer by Aryn Rode

 

Book trailer by Elijah Wilson

 

Book trailer by Zaley Edwards

 

Book trailer by Alexis Miller

 

Book trailer by Carly Herrick

 

Book trailer by Logan Ross

 

Book trailer by Riley Henk