American Library Association Literary Awards:
Caldecott Medal recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.
Sibert Medal recognizes the most distinguished informational book published in English.
Coretta Scott King Award honors outstanding African American authors and illustrators.
Belpre` Medal is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, the Latino cultural experience in literature for children and youth.
Carnegie Medal honors outstanding video productions for children.
Geisel Award recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.
Batchelder Award is awarded
to an American publisher for an outstanding children's book originally
published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently
translated into English and published in the
Odyssey Award is for the
best audiobook produced for children in English in the
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Booklists and Book AwardsAbout Homeschooling
Local and statewide resources for homeschoolers.
Legal history and how to get started homeschooling in
A to Z Home’s Cool
Regional link included in a national homeschooling website.
Includes information on homeschooling basics, laws and curriculum ideas.
A literary initiative to help boys of all ages connect with books.
Safety for Kids
KidSMART site has information for parents and teachers about navigating safety online.
Brett Activity Pages
Free activities for home and classroom, computer games, coloring pages and projects to help children learn while having fun.
Wheeler, Michigan Children’s
Features a Teacher’s Page with literature guides
Michigan Department of
Information on high school requirements, ACT testing, and family learning activities for all age levels.
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Find children’s games and activities based on familiar storybook characters published by Scholastic Books.
and PBS Teachers
Separate sites for parents and teachers give tips on growth milestones, fun at home, lesson plans and educational activities.