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Book Suggestions
What comes next in a series?

Like to read series of books but never know which order to read them in? Try this link to help you find what comes next.

South Smiths Book Blog

Have you ever wondered what book to read next?  The South Smiths Book Blog is a place for us to share what we are reading.  One of the purposes of sharing is to give each other recommendations about what to read.  See Mrs. Norton for our username and password.

ALSC Book and Media Awards

The Association for Library Service to Children provides a comprehensive list of current as well as past book and media award winners.

Book Hive

Book Hive is a readers' advisory tool created to help locate reading material for infants-6th graders.  The site is a service of the Charlottle Mecklenburg Library.

Read Alikes

This list of read alikes is created by librarians who contribute to the wiki.  Click on books that you have read and enjoyed and find recommendations of similar books you might like.

Scholastic's The Stacks for Kids

Scholastic website's Books and Authors tab features Read-Alikes, Cool Books to Check Out, and an Author Spotlight.  It is a good source for deciding what to read next.  The Video tab offers book trailers and author interviews among other interesting features.

Candy Survey

Giggle Poetry

Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Charles Ghigna

Poetry 4 Kids

Just for Fun
PBS Kids

PBS Kids is a website where you can go to play games and watch videos featuring your favorite PBS shows such as The Cat in the Hat, Wild Kratts, Word Girl, Arthur, Curious George, and more.

Fun Brain

Fun Brain is the #1 web site for online educational games for kids.  Find math, reading, language arts, science, history, and geography games.

Highlights Kids

Highlights Kids is a web site that features games, activities, and stories.

Comic Creator

Comic Creator is an interactive tool that invites students to creat their own comic strips.


ABC Ya is a website that offers educational games to improve students' math, language arts, and basic computer skills.  Games are categorized into grade levels K-5.

The Art Zone

The Art Zone is the National Gallery of Art's website that provides interactive online art activities for kids of all ages.

Scholastic's The Stacks for Kids

Scholastic website's Games tab provides access to arcade games, puzzle games, writing games, quizzes & polls, and more.

Alphabetizing 1st Letter

Fiction books are organized in ABC order. This game allows you to practice putting words in ABC order by the first letter. Place the 6 displayed words in alphabetical order by dragging them into the appropriate boxes.

Alphabetizing 2nd letter

Fiction books are organized in ABC order. It is often necessary to alphabetize words that have the same first letter. This activity will help you learn to alphabetize according to the second letter of a word.

Alphabetizing 3rd Letter

Fiction books are organized in ABC order. It is often necessary to alphabetize words that have identical first two letters. This activity will help you learn to alphabetize according to the third letter of a word.

Numerical Order

Non-fiction books are organized in numerical order. This game will help you practice ordering numbers.


Starfall is a fun learn-to-read website for students in pre-k to 2nd grade.

Make a Flake

Looking for a fun, winter-themed activity? Design your own snowflake!

Virtual Field Trips
San Diego Zoo

New York Museum of Modern Art

Sea World

National Aquarium

Search Engines
Ask Jeeves for Kids

Ask Jeeves for Kids is a search engine that allows students to ask questions using natural language and takes them to a kid-friendly web site that answers the question.


Yahooligans! is a search engine that directs students to kid-friendly web sites.  It also includes games, music, movies, jokes, a study zone that offers an encyclopedia and a dictionary, etc.

Kids Click

Kids Click is a search engine created by librarians for kids.  Students can even search by Dewey Decimal System categories.

Google Safe Search for Kids

Google Safe Search for Kids is Google's child-friendly search engine where safe search is always on.

Internet Public Library

The Internet Public Library is a child-friendly search engine provided by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Reference Tools
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library is a group of free, online databases designed to provide the citizens of Alabama with an equitable core of information resources.

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online encyclopedia that offers articles on Alabama's history, culture, geography, and natural environment.

Fact Monster

Fact Monster is a free, online reference site for students, teachers, and parents.  It provides an almanac, an atlas, a dictionary, a thesaurus, and a homework center.

Merriam Webster Dictionary

This online dictionary also includes word games and a word for the day.

Copyright Kids

Copyright Kids is a website from the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.  It includes basic information on copyright, useful links, a copyright quiz, etc.

Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright is a web site produced by the Library of Congress to teach students the basics about copyright law.  The site uses animated video.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

This chart was designed to inform teachers of what copyright law allows.

Jan Brett

Robert Sabuda

This is the official website of Robert Sabuda. Check out the "Make a pop-up" link!

Interview with Robert Sabuda

This video features a child interviewing Robert Sabuda in his New York City studio.

Production of Dinosaurs Pop-Up

This video shows how Robert Sabuda's pop-up  book Dinosaurs is mass produced. (Note: There is no narration.)

Dr. Seuss

Seussville is the official web site of Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat.  The site offers information about Dr. Seuss, games, printable activities, videos, and more.

James Dean

Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat

Internet Safety
Net Smartz Kids

Net Smartz Kids is an interactive, educational web site from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  It provides resources to help teach children ages 5-17 how to be safer on and offline.

NS Teens

NS Teens is an interactive, educational web site from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  It provides resources to help teach children ages 8-12 how to be safer online.

Cyber Five

Grades 2-3 Internet Safety Video

My Online Neighborhood

Grades K-1 Internet Safety Video

Common Sense Media

School Tools
Destiny Catalog Home Access

Access the SSES online catalog from home at this website. Check to see what books are available, their reading levels, point values, and a summary. You can even see book covers and read reviews.

RenPlace Home Access for Parents

Use this site to connect to Home Access to monitor your child's Accelerated Reader progress.

AR Book Finder

Use this online tool to find Accelerated Reader book titles, point values, and quiz numbers.

Homework Help
Dance Mat Typing

This is a fun, colorful website that introduces typing to children ages 7-11.

Scholastic Homework Hub

Scholastic Homework Hub offers tools to assist students in practicing their skills (i.e., Flash card maker, Spelling wizard, Handwriting Helper) and completing their homework assignments (i.e., Book Report Sandwich Station).

Homework Alabama

Homework Alabama is a service provided by the State Library of Alabama that offers free, online homework help from subject specialists.

Vocabulary Spelling City

This site provides games and activities that make practicing for spelling and vocabulary tests fun.

Typing Club

Typing Club is an online program designed to help you learn to type and improve your typing speed.

Teacher Resources
Read Write Think is a web site sponsored by the IRA (International Reading Association) and the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English).  It provides educators and students with access to quality reading and language arts resources.


APT Plus is a web site that offers free educational resources for parents, tools for teachers, and opportunities for lifelong learning.  It is a good resource for educational video.  Note: A username and password are required.

Teachers Network

Teachers Network provides lesson plans, resources, videos, and online courses for teachers.

Apples 4 the Teacher

This web site provides interactive educational activities and online games.  Just choose a content area.

Teacher Tap

Teacher Tap provides professional development resources about the use of technology in teaching and learning.

OverDrive Instructions
OverDrive Help

Use the OverDrive Help website to learn basic steps for getting started with OverDrive, how to borrow/read/return eBooks, how to use the OverDrive app, etc. Choose the Devices tab at the top to learn how OverDrive works on your particular device.