Caldecott Medal Home Page
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal Home Page
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Miss Erin's Storytime Blog
If you'd like to see what Miss Erin has included in her storytimes, check out her blog here.
Best Websites for Children
Check out these great learning, entertainment and recommended websites for children to use
Children's Book Week Information
Read more information about Children's Book Week activities. This website contains bookmarks, a list of national events, pages for kids, teens and adults as well as a history of Children's Book Week. You may also vote for some of this year's favorites. The winners are announced later.
Beehive Book Awards
The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. The organization's purposes are: to encourage the reading, study, and writing of children's literature; to provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children's books; and to gather and share information about children's literature. The association sponsors book awards that motivate reading. CLAU annually sponsors awards in 5 categories:
- Utah Children's Fiction Book Award
- Utah Children's Informational Book Award
- Utah Children's Picture Book Award
- Utah Children's Poetry Book Award
- Utah Young Adults' Book Award
Collaborative Library Summer Reading Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.
Places in Utah for Kids
The Utah 4 Kids website keeps current events posted for free / inexpensive family fun adventures.
Art Designs and Idea for KidsArt is endlessly fun, and a wonderful outlet to explore your creativity. This page shares several links for ideas of art projects.
Building Home Arts & Crafts for Kids
Crafting at home is a great way to keep busy and stretch the limits of your imagination. This page shares several links for projects.
Crayola's website contains coloring pages, craft ideas, games and much more.
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for the holidays, educational themes and some of your children's favorite cartoon characters.
This Enchanted Learning website hold a variety of learning activities, coloring pages, games and much more.
Go to Sleep with Bedtime Stories for KidsBefore you go to sleep at night, a bedtime story is a fun way to settle down, maybe even learn something new, and get your mind ready for sweet dreams. Check out this list of bedtime stories on Sleepopolis.
Reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, & spelling activities can be found at Interactive Literacy for Kids
Interactive Literacy Activities for Kids
Kididdles Kids Songs
Looking for children's songs? On the Kididdles website MoJo is a singin', swingin' music mouse-chine! She'll be happy to take you on a guided tour of her Musical Mouseum, loaded to the brim with lyrics to almost 2 thousand kids' songs, organized both alphabetically and by subject -- all free for your viewing and listening pleasure! If you can't find what you're looking for, try our song search tool.
Making Friends Paper Dolls, designed especially for kids. These cultural paper dolls will bring hours of creative fun.
Reading at Home for Kids
Article with tips for kids about reading at home. Also includes links for free online books and fun, interactive games to help with spelling, punctuation, reading comprehension, and grammar.
The Scholastic Books home page includes: activities; author interviews, homework helps and reading lists
Ultimate Crafting for Kids
The giftplum website has links to pages with crafts for young children, older kids, teens, crafting supplies, and other resources
Window Decoration Crafts
Ideas for making window decorations for home or classroom