Richmond Heights Memorial Library Children's Page
Links for Kids
Books and Authors
Alice Fan Club
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's series of books about a girl named Alice is the subject of this website. There are reviews of the "Alice" books, a quiz to see how familiar you are with the pre-teen's life, and a chance to email Ms. Naylor about anything that's on your mind, from the books to problems in your personal life.
Sponsored by the publisher of the American Girl books and magazine. this site is chock full of ideas from games and money makers, to crafts, jokes, and room makeovers.
Here's a website that tells you everything you want to know about the mischevious monkey. There's information on the authors and all the books, games and activities, an art gallery of Curious George pictures, and more.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
This well-constructed website offers parents, teachers, and older children the opportunity to create custom-made booklists tailored to specific genres, award classifications and purposes. Younger children would probably not be able to navigate the selection process.
Here's a great site on Tony DiTerlizzi, probably one of the most talented illustrator/writers around. His imaginative and fanciful characters enliven the covers and pages of countless books and video games. He has begun writing his own books now, including the popular Spiderwork Chronicles.
The Great Depression and Children's Books
This section in Carol Hurst's "Children's Literature Site" lists picture books and novels set during the time of the Great Depression. Included in the page are plot summaries and activity ideas, as well as links to Internet sites dealing with the Great Depression.
Jan Brett's Home Page
An incredibly organized and rich web site, this is all about the artwork of Jan Brett, author of the very popular The Mitten and The Gingerbread Baby. There are audio and video clips of books and activities, and an incredibly extensive list of artwork and activities.
Jon Sciescka's Guy's Read Site
Mainly directed at parents, teachers, and people in a position to do something about the problem, this website aims to increase reading and comprehension of boys and young men. There is a starter list of good reads for guys, beginning with the youngest, and a suggested list of authors to look for and tips to get guys of all ages to read.
This wry and well-constructed webpage deals with the works of Lemony Snicket, author of a series of wonderful books about the ordeals of the Baudelaire children. There are excerpts from the books, dreadful games to play, a screen saver to download, a Wanted poster for Count Olaf, the childrens' arch-nemesis, and tongue in cheek bios of the author and illustrator of the series.
The Magic School Bus Site
This is the website for the incredibly popular series of books and videos about Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus. The site features FrizTV, an informative look at various topics. There are art pages, games, and a number of gew-gaws to play with on the home page, simply by clicking on items in the interior of the bus.
Nikki Grimes : Poet and Author
Poet and artist Nikki Grimes talks to her readers on this entertaining and useful web site. There are tips on writing poetry, getting published, and coping with life's struggles, as well as her traveling agenda. You'll also find Recommended Poetry reading lists. You can even email her with questions or requests to come visit your school or library.
Official Eric Carle Web Site
This website is home to a world of info. about Eric Carle, beloved writer and illustrator of children's books. There's a complete list of his books, including those now out of print, a guest book to sign in order to become part of Mr. Carle's mailing list, and a complete biography. There's also info. about the new Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts.
Redwall Experience: the Official Redwall WebSite
This is the official site for the Redwall series of books. Join a reader's club with mailings twice a year, work crossword puzzles, shop for gifts, and enjoy a complete gallery of character images. There's also a huge Redwall Encyclopedia, with everything you ever wanted to know about the series, including access to an unmonitered chat room.
The Roald Dahl Museum
The Roald Dahl Museum was established in 2001 to tell Roald Dahl’s life story, care for his archive and promote a love of creative writing in everyone. Read letter written by Roald Dahl or see an early draft of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A great site for anyone who wants to know more about this interesting and funny author.
A delightful Dr. Seuss Website offers eight games to play, a new trivia contest each month, a chance to shop for books, dvds, videos and cds, and an "Ask the Cat" feature that answers off the wall questions about Dr. Seuss books and characters. Easy to navigate.
The Stacks at Scholastic.com
Looking for information about a favorite author, book or series of books? This may be the only site you need: games, biographys, blogs and more. Links to some of the best loved series like CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, THE 39 CLUES, HARRY POTTER and ALLIE FINKLE'S RULES FOR GIRLS.
Looking for your next great read? This is the place to go for tweens and teens. Book reviews written for kids by parents. The Find-a-Book feature will help narrow down your choices by genre, age group and more. Check it out today.
April Fool's Day | Chinese New Year | Christmas | Days of the Dead | Easter | Grandparents' Day | Halloween | Mardis Gras | Mother's Day | St. Patrick's Day | Valentine's Day
April Fool's Day Sites
April Fool's Day Postcards
Choose from 15 wacky designs and send all your friends an April Fool's Day e-postcard, free of charge. This site also features free postcards for other holidays.
History of April Fool's Day in the U. S.
If you're looking for the history of April Fool's Day, here it is, from its beginnings in 16th Century France as New Year's Day, to its development as a day for harmless pranks to be played on friends.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
This Chinese New Year web site is devoted to Chinese culture and tradition. The site offers traditional New Year foods, decorations, and superstitions.
Chinese New Year at Kaboose
This great site is the perfect place to find crafts for Chinese New Year, legends, customs and taboos associated with the season, and a list of books where you can find even more information.
Christmas at Kaboose
Once again the people at Kaboose have outdone themselves creating a site with all you ever wanted for Christmas.
Saint Nicholas : Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus
This comprehensive and informative site tells all about Saint Nicholas and his evolution from a saint to an elf to the Santa Claus we all know and love today. The site also includes sections on how different areas of the world celebrate St. Nicholas Day, e-cards to send to your friends, fun poems, and games.
Visit the North Pole
With activities for the whole family and teachers, too, this website has it all: games, coloring pages, recipes, letters to Santa. Create a personalized holiday story for yourself or someone else. Read a story and make craft to go with it.
Days of the Dead Sites
What do Mexicans Celebrate on the Day of the Dead?
An inside look at El dia de los muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is the focus of this web site. There's an extensive history of the day in Mexico, plus a discussion of misconceptions about the day, and activities to mark it.
Crews Nest Easter
Here's the source for all things Easter! The site features a complete history of the religious significance of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday. In addition, there are links to histories of Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, the Easter Parade, and a recipe for Hot Cross Buns.
Easter Time at Kaboose
Just for kids, this site has tons of games, crafts, pages to color, cards to send, and graphics to download. You'll also find links here to other fun Easter sites.
Grandparent's Day Sites
National Grandparents Day Homepage
This sight is devoted to the history and celebration of National Grandparents Day, the first Sunday after Labor Day. You'll find a host of ways to celebrate, including creating a living memorial to a grandparent with essays, poems, or videos. There's also a useful guide to visiting people in nursing homes.
Billy Bear's Halloween Site
An easy-to-navigate Halloween website for younger kids, BillyBear4Kids features games, crafts, food...and even pumpkin carving for kids who don't want their hands in pumpkin guts!
Pumpkin Carving 101
Beginning with a detailed account of the history of Halloween, this website goes on to describe how to select the perfect pumpkins for the type of carving you want to do. A complete list of tools you may need for the task is also included. Basic pumpkin carving and carving with a stencil , tips for how long your pumpkin may be expected to last, and how to lay it to rest with dignity when it expires rounds out this thorough site.
Mardis Gras Sites
Mardis Gras from InfoPlease
An informative article on Mardis Gras celebrations, from the time of the Ancient Romans to the present. The article covers ways people try to attract the bead-thrower's attention and has a quiz to test your knowlege of Mardis Gras.
Mardis Gras on the Net
Recipes, crafts, and history are shared in this New Orleans focused information-packed page, courtesy a first-grade class in New Orleans, Louisiana. You'll also find message boards, links, booklists, and greeting cards you can send to your friends.
Mother's Day Sites
Mother's Day at A GirlsWorld.Com
Nobody loves a girl like her Mom, and this website shows you why! From famous moms like Mother Theresa and Mary, to lesser-known moms like your own, this is a site that celebrates motherhood. There's even a section of recipes for a Mother's Day breakfast in bed.
Mother's Day on the Net
A tribute to Mother's Day and motherhood in general, this site features ways to celebrate Mother's Day, a message board where you can leave a message for or about your Mom, and craft, music & poetry sections.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Fun at Kaboose
Another great site from Kids Domain! Play games, make crafts, plan parties, send e-cards, and learn how to cook up some green food--all in one place.
St. Patrick's Day at the History Channel
This website tells all about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Ireland and around the world. The site contains history, information on Irish communities, a video, and even a quiz on "all things Irish".
Valentine's Day Sites
Valentine's Fun at Kaboose
Send a card, solve a puzzle, or play games at this fun Valentine's Day site. You can also find recipes for Valentine's Day themed food, craft ideas, and even tips on planning a party.
Valentine, Nebraska-Heartcity U.S.A.
Have you ever been to Valentine, Nebraska? If not, check out this site on the city and send one of many e-cards, featuring both Valentine's Day themed cards and cards featuring the city itself.
Richmond Heights Memorial Library
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Date this page was last updated: 10/27/11