ALSC announces exceptional Web sites for children

Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer

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 (, 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 -
Animal Fact Guide –
BaseballRox –
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art -
Chemicool –
Dawn -
Mem Fox: Teaching, Learning, Living -
Kevin Henkes -
Horizon Magic Porthole –
KidsClick! Web search for kids by librarians –
Maisy’s Fun Club -
School Time Games -
Jon Scieszka Worldwide -
Charles R. Smith, Jr. -
Speakaboos -
Tate Kids -
The Audrey Wood Clubhouse -

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