Monday, July 28

Upland City Library

Children

Homework Help

Our Children's Department has sources galore for popular homework projects. Here are a few special collections you can find at our Library:
Science Fair Projects
Our Children's Department has a number of books that can help you select and formulate a science project.

California Missions
The California Mission Center in the Children's Department has information on each of the 21 missions.

American Indians Report Collection
We have a number of circulating titles on American Indians that are suitable for elementary school reports. These titles check out for one week only, no renewals. We also have a collection of reference materials on American Indians that may be photocopied or read in the Library.

Board Books, Picture Books, and Chapter Books
The collection is organized so that you can easily browse for books within reading levels.

Holidays
This collection is useful if you're learning about new customs or want to find out more about your own traditions.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book, which you can read or have read to you. Find Tumblebooks by clicking on the red Digital Books button, which is located at top of each Library webpage.

Poetry Corner

Whether you want to find out more about a particular form of poetry, need to know what "haiku" means,or just want to foster a love of poetry we have the sources for you. Many of these sites have "audio clips" so you get the experience of not just seeing the poetry but hearing is as well! (Just click on the web link to go to that site. Click on a poets name to go to our catalog and see what books we have by them.)

Forms of Poetry for Children
Web site by the Internet School Library Media Center. Topics include Forms of Poetry, Poetry in the Classroom, Selected Poetry E-Texts, and Poetry Bibliographies.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/poeform.htm

Janet Wong
From the author of Night Garden and Poems from the World of Dreams. Appropriate for grades 3-6.
www.janetwong.com

Kristine O'Connell George
George is a critically acclaimed poet and author of The Great Frog Race and Other Poems, Little Dog Poems, and Little Dog with Little Dog and Duncan.This site is good for both students and teachers.
www.kristinegeorge.com

Scholastic's Writing with Writers-Poetry
Get acquanted with three nationally renowned poets:
Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo. Biographical information included as well as tips and techniques for writing poetry.Students may send in their own poetry to be selected for publication online.
teacher.scholastic.com/wrotewit/poetry/index.htm

Surfing the Net with Kids: Virtual Poetry
Site by syndicated newspaper columist Barbara Feldman. Using their mouse, kids can have fun moving around blue rectangles of cut-out words to create their own poetry, then e-mail it to family and friends!
www.surfnetkids.com/games/funnypoems-wm.htm