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  • Christina's Playground of Education
    Learn how to get your child or student reading and how to improve their reading. Many articles and resources provided including a list of sightwords. Reading is the key to your child's success in school.

  • Faithful John
    Faithful John is a story of adventure, magic spells, and faith, based on the children's literature classic by the Brothers Grimm. Faithful John is a victim of sorcery as he tries to save Prince Crispin and Princess Esther of the Golden Roof.

  • Family Story Time
    Family Story Time is geared for families with children 6 years old and under, and promotes reading to children. Family Story Time features a new theme each month with recommended books, along with activities related to the theme and related websites as well. So far, our themes have been Gardening, Oceans, Alaska and counting and alphabet books. Our motto is Read Explore Play!

  • Livermore Public Library
    The Livermore Public Library presents regular free family programs, including storytimes, craft activities, and special performers. Check the library's "Kids' Place" webpage for the latest event calendar.

  • Love Kids Books
    Learning Begins at home with Usborne Books. High Quality, award winning Educational books for kids of all ages.

  • My Very Own Mail
    My Very Own Mail is mail for kids. With a subscription to My Very Own Mail, on the first of each month, I will mail your child: ~a personalized letter ~a craft project ~a special surprise In the children's letters, I will frequently emphasize reading, as I believe strong readers are strong students.

  • Preschool Printables Kids Creating Mini Books
    Delightful real downloadable printable mini books for kids and grandkids. Hours of winter craft activity fun for preschools, kindergarten, and homeschooling. The kids may just want to sleep with their self-created little story and coloring books under their pillows!This teaching tool can also be utilized where English is a second language. Find out what Detective Mouse, Akiti the giraffe, and their friends are up to...

  • Storytime Keepsakes
    Create-A-Book Personalized Books. Beautifully illustrated and personalized books for children of all ages. Education through personalization. Personalized Baby Books! Other personalized gifts.

  • Teach your Child to Read in 24 Lessons
    Ruth Bellan's book, Teach Your Child to Read In 24 Lessons, is a manual for parents and teachers who deal with children having reading problems. It describes a large number of specific difficulties encountered by beginners and gives solutions she has devised that have proven to be helpful.

  • Tedebear's Corner
    Offering Usborne Books, wonderful books every child will love! Perfect to use for beginner readers, homeschooling, research, additonal at-home learning for after school, and just for wonderful family time reading!

  • Tedebear's Corner
    Offering Usborne Books, wonderful books every child will love! Perfect to use for beginner readers, homeschooling, research, additonal at-home learning for after school, and just for wonderful family time reading!

  • The Giggle Pitt
    Personalized Children's Books - Your child is the STAR of every magical story. Story is written around child including his or her name, friends' names, age, hometown, etc.

  • The Reader's Quest
    The Reader's Quest is an online reading program that encourages independent reading. It provides tools to the parent to allow them to monitor and motivate their children to read good books and to write great stories.

  • Usborne Books
    We deliver educational excellence one book at a time. Come see our high quality, award winning children's books.

  • eLearningToys.Com
    eLearningToys.com sell high Quality Educational Wooden Toys from all over the world. Infant Plush, Toddler Developmental and Preschool Learning Toys. Many award winning toys. Flat shipping rate $3.95. Free Gift Wrapping all year long.

  • 2Blockheads.com
    We specialize in personalized books, personalized baby gifts and other custom crafts. Great gift for baby showers, baby nurseries, kids room decorations, birthday parties and more.

  • Aerial Stunt Kites
    Aerial Stunt Kites dedicated to provide Toys for the great outdoors Fun.

  • 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
    List compiled by the New York Public Library.

  • 123 Reading Road
    This site is dedicated to understanding and providing materials to support the early stages of reading development.

  • Aaron's Storybook
    Here you'll find world tales told by Aaron Shepard -- folktales, tall tales, legends, classic tales, and sacred tales -- plus original humor and fantasy. Most of the stories have been published in top children's magazines like Cricket and Australia's School Magazine, while some are from Aaron's picture books. Stories in each genre are listed from newest to oldest written

  • Absolutely Whootie
    Folk and Fairy tales from around the world that help kids grow. Whootie Owl's stories are Fun, Upbeat, Kid-tested have Positive Messages.

  • Adventuous Bunny and Easter Island
    A Shipwrecked bunny is taken to Easter Island, the home of candy producing plants and tasty reefs. With the help of island and ocean creatures, the newly created Easter Bunny brings the joy of spring and rebirth to all the little hands on Earth.

  • Adventures of Beowulf
    The Adventures of Beowulf is a serialized adaptation of the old English version by Dr. David Breeden. Beowulf can be used as an historical text. It has much to teach us about an ancient culture. More importantly, however, it is a ripping good story. This translation attempts to tell that story.

  • Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island
    Story of a shipwrecked bunny who is taken to Easter Island.

  • Aesop's Fables Traditional and Modern
    Aesop's fables illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • African-American Bibliography Books for Children
    Suggested book titles for kids with African-American themes.

  • Africa Resources: Folktales, Biography, Poetry, Nonfiction
    Suggested reading list for kids on African cultural themes.

  • Amazing Adventure Series
    Stories you can listen to in RealAudio as you read along.

  • Animals, Myths and Legends
    Animals, Myths & Legends contains a collection of legends for grades 3-7 where students can learn about the relationship between animals and the world's indigenous peoples.

  • AntBee Childrens Books and Stories
    At AntBee we're dedicated to providing children with first rate stories and illustrations. We also want to provide our product in a convenient and economical way. That's why we've turned to the internet. We are currently working on this web site and putting the finishing touches on our stories, books, and other content. If you're interested in finding educational and entertaining content for your children, please bookmark this site.

  • Asian American, Asian & Pacific Islands Children's Literature
    Juvenile books on the peoples of Asia and Americans of Asian and Pacific Island heritage.

  • BAB Books On-Line
    Welcome to BAB Books On-Line, a site dedicated to children and children's stories.

  • Banph: The Adventure (ant story)
    The Adventures of Banph are the cartoon tales of an unlucky ant knight's endeavors to defend his kingdom against enemies such as barbaric beetles and marauding locusts. The story takes place in a future world (that bears much resemblance to the middle ages) where insects have adopted many human characteristics and rule the earth.

  • Beantime Stories
    Tippity Witchet has tales to tell, like "Frogwart and the Tooth Fairies." Choose your favorite story and enjoy!

  • BedTime
    Children's bedtime stories, prayers and soothing music.

  • Between the Lions
    This cool PBS site offers stories to read, games to play, and adventures to follow that will help you with Language Arts!

  • Bible Stories for Kids
    Short and devotionals stories, perfect for individual use and are great for family devotional time!

  • Book Adventure
    Book Adventure is a free, non-profit, kid-oriented, on-line reading program designed to encourage students in grades K-8 to read more often, for longer periods of time, with greater understanding.

  • Book Adventure
    Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 5,400 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.

  • Books Every Child Should Read
    This special HomeArts series is designed as a parents' guide to the best children's literature. We have asked a number of today's top writers and critics to choose the books every kid should read. Their choices may be drawn from the classics or from contemporary children's works.

  • Children Digital Library
    Welcome to StoryPlace, the ultimate children's Digital library. Explore our pages full of stories and activities for children young and old.

  • Children Reading Room
    Welcome to the Children's Reading Room. Here you'll find a selection of stories you can print out and read to your children over and over again.

  • Children's Storybooks Online
    Online stories for the very young created by several authors especially for the web. Illustrated. Also coloring activities to print out.

  • ChildrenStory.com
    Stories that you can read or have read to you by a real story teller. Include fairy, nursery rhymes, holiday.

  • Christian Links
    Links to Biblical Material and Church Documents.

  • Christian Publishing for Children & Young Adults
    Resources relating to books and other materials including Christian attitudes, values and beliefs.

  • Church Kids
    Welcome to the Church Kids! page. This site is filled with Biblical stories and other church resources.

  • Cinderella
    Read along with this narrated tale from Hiyah.com.

  • Colors and Reading Games for Beginnier Readers
    The purpose of this game is to help your beginner reader to recognize and spell the basic color words. It is geared for children ages five to six years old.

  • Come and Read
    ome and Read is a musical way to decode words. Syllables in the English language are shaped into patterns. Six

  • Countries of Europe: Juvenile Bibliography
    This bibliography includes children's books related to European countries.

  • Covina Public Library
    The Covina Public Library offers many opportunities to expose your children to the joys of reading: preschool storytimes, elementary storytimes, puppet shows, First Wednesday at 4:00 programs, Grandparents & Books storytimes, special summer programs, class tours, and librarian visits to classrooms.

  • Dinotopia
    Dinotopia has been used as a popular teaching theme in classrooms across America and around the world. Many educators have used the books to draw their students into reading, art, science, and math topics.

  • Dreambox
    BLUEBEAR This bear plants a simple garden and has a great time. A favorite of children, parents and teachers. You're going to love this little guy. He's sweet, gentle and pays attention to the important little things in life. This is the first in a series of BlueBear books created specifically for on-line reading.

  • Educational Crafts for Kids at Danielle's Place
    Craft and activity ideas to help your child learn to read including patterns for a reading train, learn to read games and crafts, and color sheets.

  • Eighteen Highly Recommended Books for Girls
    A Sampler from the Ballantine book, Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean.

  • Ezone Productions
    Illustrated FairyTales for children of all ages!

  • FableVision Place
    FableVision Place is a little multimedia neighborhood with a tale to tell. Browse about and read, see, hear stories that matter, stories that move.

  • Fantasy for Children
    Children have always been fascinated with fantasy! Whether it is Beatrix Potter's Tales of Peter Rabbit or Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are or the lovable adventures of Corduroy, children young and old have read and reread and come back for more! In fantasies, people and animals live in a make-believe world. Some fantasies begin realistically or contain bits of reality so that they seem believable to the reader.

  • First-School's First Books
    Fun with books for young chidren (ages 2 to 6). Fun lesson plans and activities for children's literature that include free printable crafts, online activities, activity pages, coloring pages and more.

  • First-School's First Fables
    Fables of Aesop and others for young chidren (ages 2 to 6). Features lesson plans and activities, free printable crafts, online activities, activity pages, coloring pages and more.

  • First-School's First Fairy Tales & Legends
    Fairy tales and legends for young chidren (ages 2 to 6). Features lesson plans and activities, free printable crafts, online activities, activity pages, coloring pages and more.

  • Folk Legends of Japan
    Read the stories from "once upon a time in Japan" that every Japanese kid grows up listening to. FOLK LEGENDS OF JAPAN takes you on a journey to a fairy-tale world of boy heroes, terrible ogres, animals matching wits, and more.

  • Game For Teaching Phonics
    The Phonics Game provides you with the material for your children, your "sponges," to soak up. This comprehensive system designed to help your child gain valuable reading, writing, and comprehension skills that will benefit both their present and their future education.

  • Golden Books Website
    Hi! Welcome to Golden Books' home on the Web. We've been a favorite of kids and parents for over 60 years. Now you can reach us here any time of the day from anywhere in the world! We want to be your family's headquarters for fun and games, and of course for your favorite books!

  • Goodnight Stories
    The Site for families kids parents and teachers - Write a story, read it, or hear it.

  • Grand Father Reads
    Grandfather Reads is one of the newest and most enchanting television shows on Public TV. It enters the television world of make believe with a very real goal- to inspire children to read. Children love the fun stories; parents value the many positive messages.

  • Grolier Kids Clubs
    Welcome to grolier.com, the internet's best place for Editor-approved children's books and book clubs. You sure chose the right time to visit! We just added thousands of books for children of all ages. Be sure to register to receive exclusive offers and site privileges.

  • Hedgehog Children's Books
    Hedgehogbooks.com is a teacher-created children's bookshop with reviews, grade-level reading lists, and online teacher assistance with choosing books and with reading/literacy problems.

  • Helping Your Child Learn To Read
    Information on how to succeed with a discipline plan.

  • Hindu Kids Universe
    Welcome to the Hindu Universe designed just for you. We have collected a lot of comics, stories and pictures We hope that you enjoy our site.

  • Hiyah.com
    Great reading site for kids 3-6 year olds.

  • Home Reading Connection
    Home reading program which helps foster skills and enjoyment of books.

  • Hooked on Phonics
    Learning programs from Hooked on Phonics use proven methods to teach children to read and master math skills. Fun for kids, easy for parents, and they work!

  • Just For Kids Who Love Books
    Hey you! Yes, you there, sitting in that chair reading these words on your computer screen! Are you a kid? Do you like reading books? You do? Great! You've come to the right place. Here you can find out about your favourite books (like Harry Potter) and favourite authors (like Roald Dahl). In the frame on the left, the list of Book Titles and Series are near the top, the Author Biographies are a little farther down. You can scroll down the list or click on the links at the bottom of your screen. We've also got lots of book reviews written by kids like you! Read the Book Reviews! Write a Book Review!

  • Kids' Corner featuring Beatrix Potter
    Enjoy Peter Rabbit, and all the characters of Beatrix Potter.

  • Kino's Storytime
    Coloring pages, a matching game, video clip files, and lists of the books which have been read on the PBS series Storytime

  • Language Arts - Primary Games
    This site contains reading and language arts educational games for elementary students. Games will be added throughout the year.

  • Learning Partners - Let's Read!
    When parents help their children learn to read, they open the door to a big, exciting world. As a parent, you can begin an endless learning chain like this: You read to your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally, they read for their own information or pleasure. When children become readers, their world is forever wider and richer.

  • Lil' Fingers Storybooks
    Lil' Fingers Storybooks is a computer storybook site for toddlers. Parents and children are encouraged to click from page to page reading and looking at colorful drawings (some of them even move!).

  • Lil' Fingers Storybooks
    Lil' Fingers is a computer storybook site for toddlers. We design with young children in mind using... Large Buttons for Little Fingers Large Text Animation Bright Colors Quick Loading Pages

  • Lil' Fingers Storybooks
    Lil' Fingers Storybooks is a computer storybook site for toddlers. Parents and children are encouraged to click from page to page reading and looking at colorful drawings (some of them even move!).

  • Literature Corner
    In this little corner of Alphabet Soup there will children's poetry, short stories, fingerplays, a little of everything.

  • Look, Learn, and Do - Reading Books
    Suggested books from Look, Learn and Do!

  • Magnificent Things - Poetry and Stories for Children
    Original poetry and stories for families to share. Silly poems, poems to spark the imagination, short stories, stories in rhyme and more. Join me on this reading journey and I hope you find Magnficent Things along the way.

    A Fabulous, Original French Children's Story of Traditional Values by Bernadette and Dr. Donald Illustrated by Dorothy, Age 5

  • Mr. Storytime
    MrStorytime.com features colorful educational stories, animated and narrated in Macromedia Flash, along with online games and coloring activities.

  • Multicultural Bibliography
    Suggested reading for kids with Native American themes.

  • Multicultural Bibliography. Jewish
    Suggested reading for kids with Jewish themes.

  • Nursery Rhymes - Enchanted Learning
    Rebus Rhymes is designed for children who are learning how to read. Preschoolers and Kindergartners enjoy picking out the words they can read in their favorite nursery rhymes.

  • On Going Tales from the Past
    A collection of old-time fairy tales & fables from various out of copyright books which we have enhanced with electronic media. Includes both well known and lesser known stories, many of which are taken from our Old Time Fairy Tales collection.

  • Peaches Story Game
    On line stories and doll that you can interact with and change her emotions.

  • Pinocchio
    Read along or just listen to the narrator in this illustrated version of the classic Italian children's story.

  • Princess Sleepyhead
    This young princess as she travels through the Land o' the Wood searching for the perfect bed by learning to follow the truth and believe in herself.

  • Reading - A to Z Kidstuff
    Fun/educational reading activities for pre-schoolers.

  • Reading Clues
    A program to teach parents how to help their children read at home.

  • Reading Comprehension
    Featuring free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents to copy for their kids.

  • Reading Link
    Reading Link - Online reading tuition for 5yr olds and upward as specified in The English Literacy Curriculum.

  • Reading Master
    Welcome to the home of ReadingMaster Learning Systems; accelerated brain development, early learning, early reading and mathematics for children from birth

  • Reading-n-Phonics
    Learning to read using phonics. Interactive phonics lessons for preschool and kindergarten children using colorful pictures and stories.

  • Reading Rainbow
    READING RAINBOW is an educational series designed to encourage and motivate young children to read good books and visit their local libraries. The series has four design elements which form the basis for each program's development. The first three elements are the adaptation of excellent children's literature, the presentation of book related or on-site location experiences, and the depiction of the library as a valuable resource. The remaining element, the development of a positive self-concept, is implicit throughout the series. Each program has a unique and different theme that is designed to engage the young viewer.

  • Reading Step By Step
    Teach your child to read - very easy K-3 complete program - phonics guide - sight word games - taped coaching for parents.

  • Read the North Star
    The North Star is the story of a young boy's journey through life. It is an allegory that raises questions about which road we take, and how to seek out our own unique path through life. The magical illustrations and gentle text reveal the empowering wonder of navigating our true potential.

  • Ready To Learn
    Ready To Learn television programs into daily care, conducting workshops, providing an information-rich quarterly newsletter, and much more.

  • Search the Scriptures
    Search the Scriptures is a twelve-lesson fill-in-the-blank course for children interested in getting started in a study of the Bible.

  • Selecting Hispanic Books. Hispanic Bibliography
    Given by The Consortium of Latin American Studies Program for Children's & Young Adult Literature in recognition of a U.S. work (picture books, poetry, fiction, folklore) published in the previous year in English or Spanish which authentically and engagingly presents the experiences of individuals in Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the U.S.

  • Sensational Strategies for Teaching Beginning Readers
    The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education offers Sensational Strategies for Teaching Beginning Readers, a phonics based reading program for parents to teach beginning reading to their children at home.

  • Seussville
    The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am,Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

  • Snowcrest.net-Animation Stories
    A collection of on line stories with animation and sound for children.

  • Snow White Webtime Story
    Snow White Webtime Stories play AutoMagically with the ShockWave plug-in. Just wait a few seconds at each new page, and the story will begin!

  • Sparky Stories
    Welcome To Sparky Stories A website for kids of all ages! We are here all by ourselves, in the big land of the w's. Sparky, your trusty storyteller, and K. Lee, she writes the stuff. Read about Sparky and all his pals!

  • Spectrum Stories
    A number of online stories for kids including "A Walk In the Woods" and "The Brave Bold Squirrel".

  • Speed Reading 4 Kids
    A simplified method for kids (teens and adults, too) to learn speed reading and improve comprehension; ADD, Dyslexic, ADHD, and other 'Reading Disability' kids often excel with this program.

  • Stories for Children
    These are stories written by Alan and his sons. The stories have music and many nice graphics for illustration. Please wait for them to load. You and your children can read together.

  • Stories From The Web
    Stories from the Web is a Reader Development Programme managed by Birmingham Library and Information Services.

  • Stories of the Dreaming
    The stories come from the cultures of Indigenous Australians and have been collected from all over Australia. They reflect an essential part of the life of Indigenous Australians. Some of the storytellers use words from their own languages in telling their stories. Where possible, a direct translation is included in the story or glossary, but even where this is not possible, you will find it easy to understand what the storyteller means.

  • Storybook Park
    Relax in Planet Zoom's Storybook Park!

  • Story Brook Lane
    Welcome and Come In! Here at Story Brook Lane you'll find illustrated picture stories for young children.

  • Story Me
    Play mad libs, create fun excuses, and tell tall tales at this site.

  • Story Stones
    Story Stones are original stories told by me and my critters about life on our farm in Tennessee. Come in and have fun reading.

  • Stuart Stories.com
    Welcome to StuartStories.com, where you'll find a good number of (I hope) entertaining short stories, writing activities, and reading lists for children and students, ages 3 through 15.

  • Summer Reading
    Reading activities for kids.

  • Tale of the Great Bunny
    Find out where Easter chocolate comes from and why the Great Bunny brings you treats! You can move forward or jump ahead by clicking on the "Last Page" and "Next Page" buttons.

  • Talking Page Literacy Organization
    The Talking Page Literacy Organization - We teach 4 - 6 year old children to write, spell, and read in 9 Weeks.

  • Teach a Child to Read
    Dedicated to the thousands of children who need to improve their reading skills, and to their parents who want to help them succeed.

  • Tell Me A Story!
    Welcome to "Tell Me A Story !" We currently have 10 short stories online, they are all free and waiting for someone like you to read them.

  • The adventures of Shakey Snake
    Shakey is a gentle, curious, sometimes sneaky - but always amusing - little rattlesnake who was born in a farmer's field. Here he lives, grows and learns.

  • The Blooming Flower Of Flores
    We hope that you enjoy reading our retelling of the story about beautiful Princess Wongarunu and the handsome Ladomanu. Read how Ladomanu saves Princess Wongarunu after being stung by a giant bee and completes two seemingly impossible tasks in his quest for the hand of the beautiful Princess.

  • The Perpetual Preschool - Language and Literacy Area
    Welcome to the Language and Literacy Area. Do you have some great books, activities, or ideas that you use to enhance language development in your classroom and would like to share them with others? You have come to the right place! Just click on the "submit" button below to enter your idea.

  • The Reading Corner
    The Reading Corner is dedicated to providing strategies for parents to implement with their child to help improve reading comprehension at home.

  • The String Fairy-On Line Story
    Let me tell you how my friend Hopper became the most famous and exciting fairy of all time - The StringFairy.

  • The Wizard of Oz
    The Wizard of Oz as retold and illustrated by Kindergarten and First Grade children at Carminati Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona.

  • The Writings of Dr. Seuss
    Some of the writings and illustrations from the books of Dr. Seuss.

  • Tomie dePaola
    A simple web site created for those of you who want current and background information regarding Tomie dePaola. It's an informational site. No color, no fun and games, just information.

  • Unlock The Key To Reading
    UNLOCK THE KEY TO READING is a parent friendly reading program designed by Australian educational specialists to help teach your child to read.

  • UsborneSouthwest
    We offer the great line of Usborne Books that make reading and learning fun for the whole family!

  • What did Toby see?
    A children's E=Book by Ron Zalme. Read and enjoy this book with cartoon illustrations and a dog with a great imagination.

  • Wonderland
    Sony's site for exploring the World Wide Web with your preschooler- reading, activities, music.

  • Word Games
    A variety of word games for kids of all ages.

  • World of Reading
    The World of Reading is designed to be an educational, challenging, and safe web site. Its purpose is to excite children about reading, writing, and publishing; while increasing their knowledge of the internet.

  • Wugsy the Little Bird
    Read a new story every week including a page to color.

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