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  ALA Recommended Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, & Others
 
  Birth to Six 
http://www.multcolib.org/birthtosix/index.html
Includes information about early literacy skills and how to help your child get ready to read as well as how to read to different ages: babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Booklists are provided. Discusses the role reading plays in brain development. Provides information about early childhood resources and programs, including Early Words.
  Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
http://www.dawcl.com
Maintained by a Reference Librarian this database makes it possible to search award winning children's books using criteria such as age of reader, genre, setting and several others.
  Dewey Browse
http://www.deweybrowse.org
Librarian Gail Shea Grainger maintains this listing of web sites for K-12 students, arranged in Dewey Decimal order.
  International Reading Association (IRA)
http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx
Seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction.
  KIDSNET
http://www.kidsnet.org/
The only national non-profit computerized clearinghouse and information center devoted to children’s television, radio, audio, video, and multimedia. Provides resources, including monthly media guides, to help families make smart choices about their children’s media use.
  MCPL Children's Services -- Books in a Series
http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/booklists/serieslist.html
Alphabetical by author-lists series name and titles within the series. Compiled by Monroe County Public Library, Indiana.
  Sesame Street Talk, Listen and Connect
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/tlc/
A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share. Downloads and handouts and music are available.
  Vandergrift’s Children’s Literature Page.
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/
A wide-ranging discussion of issues in children’s literature, plus a directory of author and illustrator Web sites.
   
   
   
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