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17 January 2011

The One Where I Share Some Cool Links

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)

2 comments:

  1. Amanda I'd also like to point you to another read aloud site my kids like called Storyline Online, http://www.storyline.online.net, it has a lot of famous folks reading a bunch of great kid stories.

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  2. I love that one, too! I forgot about it! That one is great to pop up on the Smartboard and have the kids watch / follow along!

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