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Reader Theater Editions: Plays written for students; Full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission.
The English Literature Dictionary: Glossary of English literature related terms; over 850 words, terms, concepts and major authors have been defined and cross referenced.
Aesop's Fables: Animated with Text
Aesop's Fables - Online Exhibit - 359 Unique Fables: Traditional versions; real audio versions available for some of the fables
Fairy Tales from Around the World Read the fairy tales online; text only
Grimm's Fairy Tales.com: Read and hear interactive, narrated, animated stories.
The Author Page: Children's Authors: Biographical information, a photo, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) with answers from that author or illustrator
KidsReads.com: Biographies of authors, Author Trivia games, Reviews of Books, Books into Movies and MORE
The Academy of American Poets Find a poet by searching names and titles in the database of more than 500 poet biographies; New poems, photos, links, and more have been added to the profiles
Funny Poetry for Children A really charming and fun filled site that makes poetry enjoyable to everyone from the beginner to the accomplished; Learn how to write poems, fill-in-the-blank poems, word games, and MORE
Library of Congress - Poetry: An abundance of poems as well as information about the current poet laureate, past poet laureates, news and events, poetry Webcasts, and MORE
Poetry180: Designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. The poems here were collected with high school students in mind.
Poetry and Poets on the Web Poet index listed alphabetically; poem index by title, first or last line
|Story Sites With Books and Stories to Read Online|
Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project: The Best Online Classic Children's Books: A comprehensive archive of literature (10397 stories in all Genres) for children that is in the public domain in the United States; books listed in alphabetical order, and text is online to read
Classic Reader: Collection of thousands of free classic books to read online by famous well-known authors; Browse the library by categories: fiction, non-fiction, young readers, poetry, Shakespeare, Short Stories, Drama, Classical
International Children's Digital Library: The International Digital Library puts hundreds of books from around the world at the fingertips of anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy the wealth of wonderful reading that is available at this site with an interface in fifteen different languages; books can be read online or purchased
Literature.org: the Online Literature Library: Full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature from authors like Lewis Carroll, the Bronte sisters, Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and many others
Literature Post: Read hundreds of classic books, plays, poems and stories. The collection currently contains 825 works from 71 authors. New works are being added on a regular basis.
ReadPrint.com:A Free online library. Offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.
Short Stories: Free classic short stories online (9 genres available). Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices. - Click CHILDREN'S TAB at TOP of page
*In the times of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome, books as we know them today did not exist. Instead books were written on scrolls. The scroll was awkward because of its size and the fact that it had to be unrolled to read the words.
*The codex was invented around 100 A.D. This consisted of a stack of pages stitched together on the side with a cover to protect the pages. The books we read today are much like the codex.
*Today many people who like to read do so by using a modern technology, electronic e-readers. E-readers are easy to carry around, and allow readers to download books, magazines, newspapers, and more from the internet. The smartphone is also a new technology which allows readers to download and read books and more.
*The Caldecott Medal is awarded once a year to the author of the best children's illustrated (picture) book.
*The Coretta Scott King Award is awarded once a year to an author and an artist whose books for children and young adults encourage expression of the African American experience.
*The Michael L. Printz Award is awarded once a year to the author who has written the best literature for young adults.
*The Newbery Medal is awarded once a year to an artist who has written the best children's literature book.
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