ALSC selects 2001 Notable Children's Web Sites

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

January 2001

ALSC selects 2001 Notable Children's Web Sites

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2001 Notable Children's Web Sites, the best Internet pages available for children 14 and younger.

The selected Web sites are:

  • Between the Lions

    This early literacy site, for children ages 4 - 7, is a tie-in for the award-winning television program. Appealing characters, terrific songs and fun games combine to offer great on-line experiences.

  • California's Untold Stories Gold Rush

    Presented by the Oakland Museum of California, this site offers an interactive learning experience for elementary level children through adults to experience and educate themselves about this important period in American History.

  • Discovery School's Puzzlemaker

    Puzzlemaker is a fun and easy puzzle generation tool for all ages which allows users to create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your own word lists.

  • Good Night Mr. Snoozleberg

    This entertaining, interactive game requires problem-solving skills and a sense of humor. It's just lots of fun.

  • Harry Potter

    Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide, owl posts and more.

  • Library of Congress presents America's Story from America's Library

    The Library of Congress puts the story back in history through images of primary source documents, prints, photographs, maps, recordings and other materials from the past. Along with the fascinating information about people, places and things of interest to kids of all ages, there are songs to listen to, a Krazy Kat cartoon to watch, a scavenger hunt, and other fun things to do.

  • Narnia

    This elegantly designed site devoted to C. S. Lewis's fantasy classics provides information about the books, and the creatures and people of Narnia.

  • Ology

    The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique museum experience for kids ages eight to 12. Included are stories, games and interactive activities.

  • Online Adventures of Captain Underpants

    Scholastic's site for fans of Captain Underpants is not to be missed. Of course, there is a load of "fun stuff" - Click-o-Rama, Professor Poopypants' Name Change-o-Chart 2000 and Make your own Comic. In addition, there is information about the author and the characters.

  • Robotics - sensing-thinking-acting

    The Tech Museum of Innovation offers this Web site for upper elementary/middle school children, providing articles on history, ethics and innovation in the field of robotics. Videos, interactive games and interviews with people in the field make this site especially effective.

  • Zillions - Consumer Reports Online for Kids

    The Consumers Union publishes Consumer Reports and Zillions Online. Toy tests, "inside scoops," wacky photos, polls and information on having, saving and earning money are some of the great things found at this Web site.

2001 Notable Children's Web Sites Committee: Mary Catherine Peverada, chair, Portland (Ore.) Public Library; Alan Bern, Berkeley (Calif.) Public Library; Dora Ho, Los Angeles Public Library; Athena J. Hubert, Illinois State Library, Springfield; Leslie Jacobs, Memphis-Shelby County (Tenn.) Public Library and Information Center; and Mary Voors, Allen County (Ind.) Public Library.

More information about the
Notable Children's Web sites is available online.