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Springfield, IL 62703
Penguin Teen YouTube

This YouTube channel is a great guide to popular young adult books and authors. It features book trailers, author videos, updates on your favorite book series, and more!

World Book Online!

The World Book web site offers encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases,
homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. It even has a kids version
that is developmentally appropriate for younger grades. In addition to text,
many entries include videos & pictures about the topic.

Log-in ID: teach

Password: learn

Mighty Good Website!

Do you have a Mighty Girl who loves to read? or maybe you have a reluctant reader who just hasn't found the right book yet? This website is an excellent resource for mighty girls and boys!

Good Reads Website!

If you have not started a Good Reads, I highly recommend doing so! You can keep track of books you have read, books you want to read, rate the books you loved and hated, and so much more! This a great site not only for book lovers, but for reluctant readers who love technology!

Child Development Expert Claudia Quigg

This is one of my favorite segments on NPR in the mornings. Claudia Quigg offers wonderful insights into child development, and I always look forward to Thursday mornings and her advice!

Caldecott Medal Award Books

Excellent for recommendations of beautifully illustrated and written books for our youngers, the Caldecott Medal books will become your favorite bedtime stories and create cherished memories!

Newbery Medal Award Books

One of the oldest literary honor committees, Newbery Medal winners have become some of the most beloved books of our time. Visit this site for history of the award, books lists and more!

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award

This is an excellent site for the ever-popular "tween" genre of books. Every year the Rebecca Caudill winners and honors awards highlight the very best in young adult literature. If you are looking for a good read for yourself or for your tween, look no further!

American Library Association

For all of your library and information needs! This is a fantastic resource for all things literary!

Lincoln Library, The Public Library in Springfield

The public library is a fantastic resource for books, movies, audio books, music, information, story times, activities and more!