Reading and Writing.

Kids Read, Tell Stories, Write & Find Books

Authors & Stories

Virginia Hamilton
"I've been a writer all my life, since the time I was a child in grade school, when I first learned to scribble down sentences describing the pictures in my head....". Learn more about the great stories Virgina Hamilton has written. Interested in writing your own stroies? Get some hints and have some fun - CHECK HERE!

Elaine Landau's Web World
Elaine Landau has authored over 185 nonfiction books. She has written on such subjects as earth science, the supernatural, planets, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and a broad range of contemporary issues. Check here for some fun and interesting facts. Facts to make you smarter. Facts to dazzle your friends with. That's a fact.


Coretta Scott King Award
Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream. " Check out the newest winners and read summary of their books.

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For Young Writers

new gif Amazing Kids! Contests
Visit Amazing Kids! web site for some really fun and exciting contests. Stop back there often! Get your art or writing published in a book! Win the chance to work with a professional as your mentor!

How to Cite Sources
From the web site, When citing electronic publications the goal is to provide enough information so that the reader can locate the article, either electronically or from the original print. This guide shows examples of citation information for articles and documents retrieved from the InfoTrac Web and GaleNet databases. The examples follow the recommendations set forth by the fifth edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for Kids
CBC for Kids offers a portion of their huge, colorful Web site for young writers to share work with one another.

Kids on the Net
Kids on the Net features writing by children at home and at school all over the world. Based in Nottingham, England. Ages 6 to 16

Kid News
Kid News is a free news and writing service for students and teachers from around the globe and has published thousands of young authors from every continent except Antarctica.

Rainy Day Corner
A monthly e-zine for kids and parents featuring stories, poems, book reviews, and art by children.

Stone Soup
Magazine by young writers and artists. Hundreds of pages of stories and poems by young writers, including recordings of authors reading their own work, paintings and drawings by young artists from all over the world. Enjoy your visit!

Storybook Online
Storybook Online presents novels and short stories for children ages 4 - 13, including work by young writers.

The Young Writers Club
The Young Writers Club is for children ages 7 - 15 that enjoy writing. A place to share yopur writing and to help each other improve your writing abilities. Based in Turkey.

A place to express yourself. It began as a print newspaper in New York City and went completely online in 1995. Lots of fun for kids of all ages.

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