Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KBWT - Bookwink and SW snowflakes

Oof!  I have been reading a lot lately* and right this very minute I do NOT want to share a kids' book website.  Instead, as a nod to the start of Hanukkah and the fast approach of Christmas - and to the fact that I live in the Northern Hemisphere where the possibility of frozen precipitation is ever present - I will share this super website...DIY Star Wars Snowflakes!  And notice, please, that there are SIX points to this snowflake.

These people are geniuses - or is that genii?  Just print, fold, and cut and you have winter decorations that are also...nerdy!  And Sci-fi-rific!

KBWT - Kids' Book Website Tuesday will now resume!
SOOOO, that minute passed.  I found a new Kids Book Website that looks very exciting.  It's called Bookwink and it features video booktalks and graded booklists for readers in grades 3 through 8.   There are also booklists by subject and THOSE booklists are broken down into sub-categories when necessary.   For instance, the list on Families includes sub-categories for Father, Mother, Sisters, Brothers, even Twins.

Bookwink offers an archive of past video booktalks and readers can subscribe to Bookwink podcasts.  The American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, of which I was once a member) features Bookwink on their list of Great Websites for Children.

*For anyone who cares, I recently read Cinder by Marissa Meyer (so very good!), Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem (to be read with a French accent)  and I am working on The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. ("Spiiies!  You are all spiiies!"  Apologies to Smiley's People).  I hope to have time to review them soon.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas folks and thanks for being a reader on Amish Stories. Richard