Websites of Interest

International Children's Digital Library
This site offers free access to works from more than 42 countries. It is an online library that can be accessed for free in 11 languages. Read the books right on your computer! The ICDL Foundation's mission is "to prepare children for life in an ethnically and culturally diverse world by building the worlds largest online multicultural repository of children's literature. We have set out to change the world, book by book, byte by byte."

Penguin Young Readers
Check out Penguin's teacher guides, helpful hints, and ideas to spark classroom activities and discussions for dozens of books and authors.

ELSIE-Early Literacy Storytime Idea Exchange
Hennepin County Library in Minnesota manages this database of titles sorted by literacy skills, with presentation ideas for sharing tips with caregivers.

Guys Read
This website is filled with books that will inspire guys to keep reading. The lists here are titles that guys have said they like. Check it out!

A Resource Guide for Young Readers and Writers
Here you'll find lots of links to reading and writing sites that are full of great ideas to help develop your students' language skills. Thanks to Ms. Fuller's students at Colonial Academy for this great suggestion!

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Links to schools in the High Plains Library District.

Elementary Schools.org provides a list of public elementary school and private elementary school data.

High-Schools.com is a resource of public and private U.S. high schools data.

U.S. Census Bureau-Education presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.

ColoradoSchoolGrades.com provides accessible, easy-to-understand information about Colorado school performance.