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Author & Illustrator Web Pages

BabySitter Bags

Battle of the Books

Book Awards

Booklists

eBooks

Literature Databases

Popular Characters & Series

Reading Web Pages

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Authors & Illustrators Web Pages

For Younger Readers

Tedd Arnold
Sandra Boynton
Jan Brett
Marc Brown
Margaret Wise Brown
Eric Carle
Tomie DePaola
Ian Falconer
Mem Fox
Kevin Henkes
Katharine Holabird
Crocket Johnson
Ezra Jack Keats
  Robert Munsch
Laura Numeroff
Patricia Polacco
Beatrix Potter
Peggy Rathmann
Jon Scieszka
Nancy Shaw
Lemony Snicket
Jan Thomas
Chris Van Allsburg
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems
Audrey Wood

Author Web Pages

For Older Readers

Judy Blume
Matt Christopher
Beverly Cleary
Eoin Colfer
Suzanne Collins
Christopher Paul Curtis
Roald Dahl
Kate DiCamillo
Jack Gantos
Dan Gutman
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mary Downing Hahn
Bruce Hale
Will Hobbs
Erin Hunter
Brian Jacques
Gordon Korman
Madeleine L'Engle
Gail Carson Levine
Lois Lowry
Ann M. Martin
Brandon Mull
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Mary Pope Osborne
Barbara Park
Gary Paulsen
Lincoln Peirce
Sara Pennypacker
Dav Pilkey
Rick Riordan
J. K. Rowling
Brandon Sanderson
Jon Scieszka
Seymour Simon
Roland Smith
Jerry Spinelli
Vivian Vande Velde
Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Authors & Illustrators
Who Have Visited Our Library

2005 David Anthony
2007 Jim Aylesworth
2008 Betty Birney
2013 Sue Corbett
2005 Mark Crilley
2002 & 2004 Marci Curtis
2005 Charles David
2002 Kate DiCamillo
2010 Deborah Diesen
2006 Alex Flinn
2003 Jack Gantos
2009 Jim Gill
1998 Jamie Gilson
2004 Rhonda Gowler Greene
2001 Mary Downing Hahn
2007 Bruce Hale
2007 Ruth Harper
  2008 Pete Hautman
2005 Will Hobbs
2007 Patrick Jones
2006 Jerry Pallotta
2010 Linda Sue Park
2003 Patricia Polacco
2000 Carolyn Reeder
2012 John H. Ritter
2009 Nancy Shaw
1999 Alfred Slote
2004 Roland Smith
2005 Terry Trueman
2006 Vivian Vande Velde
2007 Gloria Whelan
2009 Deborah Wiles
2006 Tom Woodruff

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BabySitter Bags

Babysitter Bags are a great resource for anyone who is looking after toddlers and preschool age children. Each green canvas bag contains books, a DVD, and a variety of coloring and activity sheets on a specific theme. Look for the display of Babysitter Bags located in Library Youth Services.
There are more than 20 different themes to choose from:
  • Bears
  • Bedtime
  • Bugs
  • Cats
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • Cowboys
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dogs
  • Farms
  • Friendship
  • Frogs
  • Games
  • Garden
  • Jungle
  • Medieval Tales
  • Mice
  • Monkeys
  • Movement
  • Silly Eaters
  • Snow
  • Transportation
  • Under the Sea
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    eBooks

    Overdrive
    The library has a collection of Youth and Teen eBooks that are compatible with the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and other eReader devices. This service is available to residents of the library's legal service area.
         Help for using the collection.

    Tumblebooks TumbleBooks
    An interactive collection of animated fiction and nonfiction picture books for young children that they can read or have read to them.


    TumbleBookCloud Jr. (gr. 3 - 6)  Tumble Book Cloud Jr. (gr.3-6)
    An interactive collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, nonfiction, edcational video and audiobooks for students in grades 3 - 6.

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    Literature Databases

    Use your library card number to get into these resources.

    Novelist K-8
    Great for book suggestions and figuring out book titles that you can't remember by describing the plot.

    Books & Authors
    The reader's go-to site for book suggestions, titles, biographies, and more.

    Something About the Author
    Information about children's authors and illustrators, both past and present.

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    Popular Characters/Series Web Pages

    For Younger Readers

    Angelina Ballerina
    Arthur
    Babar
    Berenstein Bears
    Busytown Mysteries
    Caillou
    Cat in the Hat
    Curious George
    Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Fancy Nancy
    Gruffalo
    I Spy
    Kipper
    Little Critter
    Madeline
      The Magic Schoolbus
    Maisy
    Martha Speaks
    Max and Ruby
    Miss Spider
    Olivia
    Peter Rabbit
    Pigeon Presents
    Sesame Street
    Seussville
    Skippyjon Jones
    Spot
    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Popular Characters/Series Web Pages

    For Older Readers

    A to Z Mysteries
    Artemis Fowl
    Babymouse
    Big Nate
    Cam Jansen
    Captain Underpants
    Chet Gecko
    Chronicles of Narnia
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Dork Diaries
    Eloise
    Garfield
    Geronimo Stilton
    Goosebumps
    Guardians of Ga'Hoole
    Hank the Cowdog
    Harry Potter
      How to Train Your Dragon
    Inkheart
    Ivy and Bean
    Judy Moody
    Junie B. Jones
    Little House on the Prairie
    Magic Tree House
    Mysterious Benedict Society
    Paddington Bear
    Percy Jackson
    Rainbow Magic
    Ranger's Apprentice
    Redwall
    Septimus Heap
    A Series of Unfortunate Events
    Spiderwick Chronicles
    The 39 Clues
    Warriors
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    Reading Web Pages

    Al's Book Club for Kids

    Author Name Pronunciation Guide

    Database of Award-winning Children's Literature

    Juvenile Series and Sequels

    Kidsread.com

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