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Need some reading ideas for your book report? Take a look at some terrific books read & recommended by Children's Services staff.

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Find a complete list of all our Databases for Kids.

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Up-to-the-minute information about our country
- helpful when you are looking for information on a Canadian research topic.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that you can read, or have read to you. Tumblebooks are ideal for beginning readers and include titles in French and Spanish.
Search for your favorite authors, titles and genres. A great source of information for writing book reports and finding exciting new books to read!
World Book Online
n electronic version of World Book Encyclopedia with extra materials such as interactive maps, graphics, pictures, recommended websites and magazine articles.

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Recommended Websites

Alberta Education - English Language Arts Teaching & Learning Resources
Lists of required reading from Alberta Education, including annotations.

Reading   Representing
Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book 
Follow the creation of two children's picture books from the original idea right up until it is published!

Fun and interactive activities designed to inspire confidence and reading comprehension. Designed for early readers in Kindergarten to Grade 2.

Stories From The Web
If you like books and stories then come on in. You can read stories, e-mail authors, write reviews and even write your own stories.

  Comic Creator 
Create your own comic strip online: choose how many frames you'd like, add captions, characters, background, speaking bubbles and props, then print out your finished product! 

My Brochure Maker  
Use this interactive site to make your own brochure. Choose from pre-selected themes, or add your own photos.

ReadWriteThink: Student Resources
These interactive tools allow you to showcase thoughts and information. Create diagrams, Flip Books, maps and puzzles.

Writing   Poetry
Grammar Gorillas
This is a fun interactive sites for students to polish up on their grammar skills. Help the Grammar Gorillas identify parts of speech.

Wacky Web Tales
An online equivalent to Mad-Libs for students in grades 3 and up. More than four dozen tales to choose among.

Tell-a-Story: Toronto Public Library
Create and edit your own story using a variety of fun characters and props.
  The Children's Poetry Archive
The Children's Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work.

Poetry for Kids
An excellent collection of poetry websites and resources for kids. Includes games, writing contests and lots of funny poetry!

The Poetry Zone
A guide for young poets with lots of links to other poetry websites.  Learn how to write all sorts of poems, from haiku to limericks.

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