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Fun For The Very Young

Crayola Creativity Central offers kids arts and crafts ideas for rainy day fun. We also have coloring books and pages, art and craft projects, games, school supplies, art education and lesson plans for use in both school and home activities.
Dr. Suess
Learn about Theodor Seuss Geisal, the author of infamous books for the very young. This official Random House site dedicated to Dr. Seuss, is one of the finest "tribute" sites on the internet today. Granted, they are trying to sell his books, but this is still a great site.
An educational and 'just for fun' site which offers interactive games and activities for pre-schoolers, young children, and elementary children.
PBS Kids
PBS Kids Online is home to favorite PBS characters with thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore. Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, read interactive stories, or discover how PBS Kids programs are made in Behind the Scenes.

1st - 4th Grades

Yahooligan's homework page includes "ask an expert," as well as resources in history, language arts, science, social studies, geography, reference, and math. 
Fact Monster
The publishers of "Information Please" have assembled a great website for kids, parents and teachers with a quick-search function that could serve as a primary research tool for class projects. Visit the mainpage or go straight to the Homework Center. 
An educational site for kids of all ages. Games, quizzes, homework help and more. Topics for games include Numbers, Words, Universe, Culture, Extras.
Brain Pop
Animated movies, comic strips, activity pages and 24 hour homework assistance via email for Kids. Subjects include Health, Math, Science, English, Technology, and Social Studies. A great variety of educational subjects are presented as short entertaining Flash movies.
Discovery Channel School
Discover Channel School has tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use. In addition, there are nearly a dozen learning adventures that let you explore everything from Ancient Egypt to the Space Station.
Official Roald Dahl Site
This is the official Roald Dahl site with stories, quizzes, wonderful illustrations, and a bio on the man himself. Author of James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Witches. This site requires Macromedia Flash Player.

Outstanding Book Award Sites

Bluebonnet Award Books
The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books. The award process provides librarians, teachers, parents, and writers with insight into young students' reading preferences. It further affords an opportunity to honor and encourage imaginative authors who create books with high appeal to children.
Newbery Medal Books
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Caldecott Books
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.