ALSC announces exceptional Web sites for children

Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
312-280-2165
lschulte@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
December 23, 2008

ALSC announces exceptional Web sites for children

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended Web sites to Great Web Sites for Kids ( www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of links to commendable Web sites for children.

Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to beneficial Web sites of interest to children, organized by subject headings such as animals; literature and languages; sciences; the arts; and reference desk. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers, plus an area devoted to sites in Spanish. The ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids Committee maintains and updates the site.

The newly added sites are:
Activity TV - www.activitytv.com
Animal Fact Guide – www.animalfactguide.com
BaseballRox – www.baseballrox.com
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - www.carlemuseum.org
Chemicool – www.chemicool.com
Dawn - http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/DawnKids/index.asp
Mem Fox: Teaching, Learning, Living - www.memfox.com
Kevin Henkes - www.kevinhenkes.com
Horizon Magic Porthole – www.magicporthole.org
KidsClick! Web search for kids by librarians – www.kidsclick.org
Maisy’s Fun Club - www.maisyfunclub.com
School Time Games - www.schooltimegames.com
Jon Scieszka Worldwide - www.jsworldwide.com
Charles R. Smith, Jr. - www.charlesrsmithjr.com
Speakaboos - www.speakaboos.com
Tate Kids - http://kids.tate.org.uk/
The Audrey Wood Clubhouse - www.audreywood.com

Members of the 2008 Great Web Sites for Kids Committee are: Karen Lemmons, co-chair, Howe Elementary School, Detroit; Becki Bishop, co-chair, Campbell Court Elementary School, Bassett, Va.; Amy Brown, Worthington Libraries, Columbus, Ohio; Robin Gibson, Granville, Ohio; Diana McFarland, Brunswick, Maine; Carla Morris, Provo City (Utah) Library; Marilyn Sobotincic, Medina County (Ohio) District Library; Terrell Young, Washington State University, Richland.

The complete listing of great sites with annotations and selection criteria can be found at www.ala.org/greatsites.