Information taken off of the first page:
Publishing for Young Author's Information:

Word Magnets:

How to get your classes online: Teaching Innovations:

Want to read the blogs of some teachers? Check out these:

News for Children from the BBC:

Methacton Video Conference wiki.

School Library Curriculum:
School Library Curriculum: Ephrata Area School District .
School Library Curriculum: Pittsburgh .

Digital Literacy Workshop:

Librarians can teach Social Media:
21 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom/Library:

Free Royalty Free Clip Art for Destiny:

Creative Commons: What every educator should know .

A little of everything:

A Wiki by Librarians to Help Librarians learn Web 2.0 tools:

A wiki for librarians- this page is a list with links of book-related podcasts:

Dewey Decimal System:

New Search Engine that gives you tabs of results including Google, Bing, YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter, etc.:

Library Skills video and more:

14 Ways Librarians can teach Social Media:

Teacher Librarian Videoconferencing is a Ning from California that meets via videoconferencing once a month. is list of top 100 educational web apps.

Book Report ideas:
Children's Authors and what they wrote:

Media Literacy and Information Literacy:

Journalism Resources:

Powerpoints on just about everything:

Blog on the 10 Best Education Games with links to those games.

School Library Resources:

Books with Audio:
Miami University Children's Book Database:
This is a wonderful resource... you can search by author, subject, whatever!

International Digital Children's Library

Media Skills Class with links:
Media Awareness for kids- lesson:
Media-Savy with Quiz-

Technology Tutorials:

State Book Awards from the entire US from Simon and Shuster:

Books about Libraries and Librarians... an annotated bibliography!

Make your own tests:

One billion mazes:

Filamentality- Create WebQuests and more...

CyberSmart Lesson Plans and Activities

Practical teaching units and classroom activities for media education

This is an awesome site: (for lesson plans and ideas)

For the district's actual library curriculum

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What to have students read after Captain Underpants:

Time Warp Trio by SciezkaFranny
K Stein by Jim Benton
Ghosts of Fear Street, Rotten School, or Goosebumps by R.L. Stein
Beverly Cleary books
Joanna Hurwitz books
Dan Gutman books
Junie B Jones by Barbara Park
Bunnicula by James Howe
Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Andy Russell by D. Adler
Horace Splattly the Cupcaked Crusader by Lawrence David
The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg
Geronimo Stilton
Hank Zipzer by Henry Winkler
Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos

30 Inspiring things to do with YouTube in the classroom:

Books to teach Metaphors:
"It Figures!: Fun Figures of Speech by Marvin Terban

Metaphors, Similes, And Other Word Pictures in Picture Books
The Wagon [and others by this author] Tony Johnston
The Man Who Called Down Owls Eve Bunting
The Night Before Christmas Moore, Clement.
The Bicycle Man Allen Say
Hide and Seek Fog Alvin Tresselt
Quick as a Cricket Wood, Audrey.
Seven Blind Mice Young, Ed. (398.2 YOL)
Color Me a Rhyme Jane Yolen (811 YOL)
Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate Bob Graham
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Paul Goble (398.2 GOB)
Chanticleer and the fox Barbara Cooney
Owl Moon; Encounter Jane Yolen
Come on, Rain Karen Hesse
Knots on a Counting Rope Bill Martin
Flossie and the Fox Pat McKissack
Night of the Twisters Ivy Ruckman
The Talking Eggs San Souci
Sam and the Tigers Julius Lester

After consulting with the book, Using Picture books to teach literary devices, these are the ones that I am familiar with:
Come on, Rain! by Karen Hesse
River Friendly, River Wild by Jane Kurtz
Black Cat by Christopher Myers
The Little Island by Golden MacDonald
Tar Beach by Fairth Ringgold
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Lady and the Spider by Faith McNulty
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin
Grandfather's Lovesong by Reeve Lindbergh ; illustrated by Rachel Isadora.