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Caldecott Connections/Newberys & the Net
For those seeking information or lesson ideas about Caldecott or Newbery award winners, this site is a honey. You'll find links to material on authors and illustrators and related books and Web sites. Here, too, is access to appropriate lesson plans and Webquests that teachers and homeschoolers and homeschooling parents will find very useful.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Need a source of information on just about every award-winning children's book? This exhaustive site offers searchable information about 60 children's book awards. A selection of search fields can help that match very specific criteria.

RIF Reading Planet
Getting kids excited about reading isn't always easy. That's where this great Web site, for kids in grades K-8, comes in handy. The Java-based activities and games offer plenty of fun and all are geared to stimulate interest in books and reading.

National Network for Immunizations information
This site provides parents with detailed information about why it's important to immunize their children, what the immunizations protect against and how they benefit the child. The site also allows parents to check their state's immunization requirements for school entry. It also answers many parents' frequently asked questions.

What Your Child Should Know for School
This Family Education site helps parents better prepare their children for school through numerous articles that review what children should know when they start kindergarten, how to deal with bullies and to keep safe, milestones, troubles at school and parent involvement at the school. The site covers these and other topics for all the other grades as well. There are "skill builders" that guide parents who want to help their children gain appropriate academic skill for each grade.

Rebus Rhymes
Designed for the parents and teachers of beginning readers.

Kids Craft Recipes
Looking for public domain recipes for modeling dough, finger paint, clay, or bubble stuff? This is a great place to start. Not only does this site provide simple recipes and instructions, but many also include ideas for involving kids in the process.

Nutrition Exploration
Students are able to create their own snack recipes and print them out. "Make a Shake" is an interactive game where users place their favorite items in a blender to create the perfect smoothie. "Kids Kitchen" offers recipes geared to please kids ages K-6. "Breakfast Detective" gives clues for an entertaining matching game.

Dinosaur Jokes
This web site is full of silly (and some downright corny) dinosaur jokes that younger kids can understand.