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KidLinks Grades K - 6
KidLinks logo Use KidLinks to build excitement about reading and help students connect with other readers in fun and interactive ways. Encourage your avid readers to share their favorite books by creating their own booklist. Readers can also review individual books, and explore favorite author websites chosen by the KidLinks school partners.
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Do you know a child facing a difficult situation? Helping Kids Cope book lists feature stories and informational books that can help kids with some of life's toughest challenges, such as bullying, a death in the family, divorce, foster care, having family members in the military, and special needs.

A new year means new award-winning children's books, including the recently announced Newbery and Caldecott medalists. And don't forget that voting for Minnesota's own Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award happens in February. Encourage students in grades 3-5 to read the Nominees for Division I and cast their ballots at their local library. Voting begins in library buildings on February 1 and ends February 29. The winner will be announced on Lovelace's birthday on April 25.

Are your students doing projects relating to Black History Month? Use our Black History resource page, listing 35 prominent African Americans with links to biographical information. Follow this path for more history links: KidLinks >Homework Help >History and Social Studies.

Discover engaging chapter books through our African American: True Books and African American: Stories book lists.

Questions about KidLinks? Contact Amy Luedtke at 612.543.8529.

TeenLinks Grades 6 - 12

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    Formerly known as Web Technology, this subject guide contains information on Web Searching with tips on how to construct advanced search terms, and Mashup Tools that help students create online video, music and more that respect copyright.

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    On January 23, the American Library Association announced the winners of its annual book awards. You can find a complete list of Award Winning Books on this page, including the well-known Printz and Alex Awards. Explore a variety of formats and themes (including diversity), as well as quality, through these wonderful titles.

    The big winners include author Susan Cooper, best known for the Dark is Rising Sequence, who received the Edwards Award for lifetime achievement. The Printz Award for best-written teen novel went to John Corey Whaley's Where Things Come Back, which also won the Morris Award for best first novel. The Excellence in Nonfiction Award went to Steve Sheinkin's The Notorious Benedict Arnold.

    Remember to have any 6-8 graders vote for our local literary award in honor of Maud Hart Lovelace and have them read from this list of Nominees for Division II. Voting begins in library buildings on February 1 and ends February 29, with the winner being announced on Lovelace's birthday on April 25.

  • Questions about TeenLinks? Please contact Jody Wurl at 612.543.8521 or jwurl@hclib.org

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    January 2012
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