I'm a geek, I know, but I want to see how long I can keep titling posts like FRIENDS episodes....
I find a lot of cool links, some because I've searched for them, but most because of twitter and the people I follow posting cool stuff (like giveaways, online read alouds, or preview chapters). So, I figured if I thought they were cool, others might too, and since we all know that sharing is caring, here you go:
Cool link #1: Preview chapter of Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles, book 2: The Throne of Fire
(not due to come out until May)
Cool link #2: Soleil Moon Frye, Ms. Punky Brewster herself, reading "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
Cool link #3: Jane O'Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy series, reading her newest, "Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly"
Cool link #4: Barnes and Noble offers a bunch of videos on their website of author's reading their books go to http://media.barnesandnoble.com/ and on the left side, click "Online Storytime" (otherwise you have to watch all the Nook videos!"
Cool link #5: A book trailer for A Tale Dark and Grimm (great book, btw---a quick and easy read, about the true story of Hansel and Gretel, but is not a fairy tale just for girls, boys would love it too (b/c its bloody, it has dragons and witches and all sorts of creepy crawlies) Honestly, how can you not like a book that starts out, "Once upon a time, when fairy tales were awesome..." ?
Cool link #6: An interview with author, Sharon Creech (The Unfinished Angel, Love that Dog, Hate that Cat, Walk Two Moons, and more)
Cool link #7: Classic holiday book carols. I know its after Christmas, but its just hilarious!
Cool link #8 (last but not least): The Children's Book Almanac. Everyday is a new "book of the day", and interesting book facts (maybe author's birthdays, what books were published that day, etc)