Get a Library Card:
from the Alameda County Library
from the Oakland Public Library
Learn More About Kids’ Books:
Here are some sites that we recommend to get you started. If you know of others that are helpful, let us know!
- Kidsreads.com – reading suggestions, games and activites
- Books 4 Kids – The Alameda County Library’s Summer Reading Game blog. New posts all year long!
- NY Times Bestseller List – Children’s Books – in many ways, the definitive list of what’s hot in children’s literature.
- 2009 Notable Children’s Books – from the Association of Library Service to Children
- 2008 National Book Festival Suggested Reading Lists – from the Library of Congress
Reading to Children:
- Techniques for Reading to Children – from America Reads at Penn State
- HINTS for READING OUT LOUD – from Planet Esme
- Tips for Reading Aloud With Elementary-School Children – from Reading is Fundamental