Today I had a rotten day.
As I was coming in from play
I accidentally stubbed my toes
and tripped and fell and whacked my nose.
I chipped a tooth. I cut my lip.
I scraped my knee. I hurt my hip.
I pulled my shoulder, tweaked my ear,
and got a bruise upon my rear.
I banged my elbow, barked my shin.
A welt is forming on my chin.
My pencil poked me in the thigh.
I got an eyelash in my eye.
I sprained my back. I wrenched my neck.
I'm feeling like a total wreck.
So that's the last time I refuse
when teacher says to tie my shoes.
PBS Parents presents 10 most poplar children's poets.
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary
organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
The National Council of Teachers of English wishes to recognize and foster excellence in children's poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry.
Lots of funny poems, poetry contests and ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways.
Notable Authors and Their Works 1812-1900
These are classic writings of wonderful adventure stories, mysteries, fantasies and love stories many of which are hundreds of years old and still being published today!
1812 Swiss Family Robison, Johann Wyss
1826 The Last of the Mohicans,James Fenimore Cooper
1843 Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
1865 Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. Lewis Carrol
1865 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, Mary Elizabeth Maples Dodge
1868 Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
1872 Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Vern
1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
1877 Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
1883 Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle
1883 Treasure Island, Robert Lewis Stevenson
1884 Heidi, Johanna Spyri
1886 Little Lord Faunteroy, Frances Hodgson Burnett
1892 The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
1894 The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
Children's Books 4th Floor
The Children's Collection at the Montante Family Library is located on the 4th floor connected to the curriculum library. We maintain a collection of picture, easy readers, chapter, fiction, young adult, fairy tales, non fiction, classic literature, as well as graphic novels for children. In addition we have a small collection of bilingual children's books. Please check our catalog and note that our books are color coded for age appropriate material.
** click on advanced search and make sure to check the juvenille collection
Using our Interlibrary loan service we can get a book from another library
Montante Family Library Literature Databases list primary databases used to find full-text articles and article citations in the field of Literature.
Curriculum Resource Center Gives teachers fast access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms.
Teaching Books TeachingBooks.net is an award-winning educational portal that helps teachers and librarians integrate multimedia resources that support trade books across the curriculum.
Request a Journal Article The library now provides a document delivery service. Create a profile in ILLIAD and submit your request for any journal article you may be looking for and thelibrary will send it in pdf form to your DYC email.
Caldecott Award Winners
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.
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is:
This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The 2013 Author Award Winner is:
Hand in Hand by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Hand in Hand is a collective biography of ten well-known African American men who dramatically changed history. Each acted with fervor and rose to greatness through education and how they chose to live their lives.
The 2013 Illustrator Award Winner is:
In I, Too, Am America by Bryan Collier
In I, Too, Am American offers a picture book rendition of Langston Hughes’ famous poem—“I, Too, Am America”—as a tribute to Pullman porters.
Governor General's Literary Award Winners
The Governor General's Literary Award is given in the fall of each year to honor the best in Canadian literature.
The Winner of Canada's 2012 Governor General's Award for Fiction is:
The Purchase by Linda Spalding
Newbery Award Winners
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Children's Books Goodreads -Childrens genre: new releases, popular books reviews and recommendations.
Free Pintable Children's Books-DLTK-Teach -Free printable children's books for preschool, kindergarten and early grade school kids.
KidsClick. Is a web search site for kids designed by librarians
Reading Games/PBS KIDS - PBS KIDS Reading Games are designed to help children practice their reading skills while playing with their favorite PBS friends.
Starfall's Learn to Read with Phonics -A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit published in 1901 marks the beginning of the modern picture book.
"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter."
American Girl- girls of all ages
Boy's Life- Official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America
Highlights- Fun with a Purpose! Ages 6-12yrs
Jack and Jill 7-10yrs
LadyBug Magazine- Ages 3-6yrs
Ranger Rick- National Wildlife Federation nature magazine for kids aged 7 and up
Science World Grades 6-10
Spider Ages 6-9
Time for Kids Grades K-6
Turtle- preschool magazine which teaches kids about health, safety and nutrition while entertaining them.