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2012 Camden County Summer Reading Lists
Summer reading lists from Camden County middle schools and high schools.
100 Best Books for Children and Young Adults
Recommended by the National Education Association.
100 Kid Books that Have Shaped the 20th Century
From School Library Journal
The library sends out monthly newsletters with recommendations for Kids' Books and Picture Books. Here are links for the last year of newsletters.
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See lists of Award Winning Books in our Kids' Catalog and check some out!
Includes books that have won awards through the years - including the John Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal and nine others!
A to Z Mysteries
Looking for a new series? You can find descriptions for more than 80 series at Kidsreads.com.
The author of such stories as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, and The Fighting Ground, answers questions and talks about his books.
Enjoy the fun of getting to know the creator and his books about Madeline.
Author of the Fudge books, Freckle Juice and much more.
You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.
Learn all about this author and the many characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!
Roald Dahl website
The author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Jean Craighead George
Author of Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain.
The site includes descriptions of all his books, biographies of all his mouse characters, and biographical information.
Hobbs, author of outdoor adventure stories, includes biographical information, a list of books, questions and answers, an online quiz and teaching suggestions for some of his books.
Explores the work of the author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie, and Jacob Have I Loved.
Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey who wrote Captain Underpants, The Paperboy, Kat Kong, and Dogzilla.
Here is the author of Hatchet, Dogsong, The Crossing, The Winter Room, and other great reads.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Includes biographical and bibliographical information plus recommended fantasy, horror, and multicultural books by other authors.
Megan Whalen Turner.
Includes reviews and analysis of this author’s Newbery Honor winning book The Thief and its sequels.
Author of the Max, Ruby and Yoko books, and more.
He is the author of many novels set in both China and the United States such as Child of the Owl, Dragonwings, Sweetwater, and Dragon’s Gate.
Arthur: The World's Most Famous Aardvark
Visit Arthur and his family through stories, coloring pages and many other activities.
Between the Lions
Join Theo. Cleo, Lionel and Leona on their many adventures in reading.
Visit your favorite teletubbie.
Peter Rabbit Homepage
Meet the characters from Beatrix Potter's stories, play games and listen to the story of Peter Rabbit.
Welcome to Seussville! Games, chat, books on Dr. Seuss books.
Play games, learn about the Bear family and read a story.
Thomas the Tank
Take a ride with Thomas the Tank and his friends.
Takes you to your favorite shows: Arthur, Barney, Clifford, and more.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Read along as the books are read aloud. Includes storybooks, puzzles and games and full-length children's audiobooks.
Check out an eBook or Audiobook
The library shares an eBook and downloadable audiobook collection with other libraries in South Jersey at the South Jersey Digital Download Center, including electronic books for kids and teens. Download an ebook with the free software Adobe Digital Editions and read on your computer, your mp3 player or phone. Use the free Overdrive software to listen to audiobooks. All you need is a library card -- and you don't need to worry about overdue fees. eBooks expire at the end of the lending period, so you don't need to return them!
See the Kids' Collection (in epub, epdf, or Kindle format)
Read a classic book on the web.
The Online Literature Library has these titles for kids:
The Adventures of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
14 Stories about the Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5 Stories by L. M. Montgomery, including Anne of Green Gables and sequels
7 Stories From E. Nesbit including Five Children and It.
And here are some more books available online:
The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Gift of the Magi by O'Henry
How the Leopard Got Its Spots by Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
View videos of stories read online by members of the Screen Actors Guild. Files are available for Windows Media, Real Player or Quicktime formats.
Listen to stories read aloud from Wired for Books. Includes Beatrix Potter stories, Just So Stories from Rudyard Kipling, Grimm's Fairy Tales and Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Requires RealPlayer (free download).
Listen to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. From the Wired for Books Players.