Language and Grammar Sites
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online - This is a dictionary, a Spanish-Englsh dictionary, and a thesaurus There is also a word of the day and word games.
- Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online - A dictionary of images. This is a great help if you need to know what something like a mango or a tectonic plate looks like.
- NetLingo - An online dictionary of internet terms. There are also lists of smileys and text messaging abbreviations.
- Bartleby.com - Classic books, poetry, reference books. This site is a treasure chest of great reading.
- Quotations - Look here if you need to search for quotations.
- A Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights - Look here if you need to know what a group of animals is called such as a pride of lions, or a quiver of cobras. There are also names for animal infants, animal adjectives, and snake jokes.
- Essay Start - If you need to write an essay, this is the place to go. It will give you a step by step guide for your writing and help with writing various types of essays.
- Spark Notes - Online study guides for literary classics. Like Cliff Notes, but free.
- The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - What to do about pronouns, commas, and other writing problems.
- Quiz Tree - There are quizzes here for ESL students and for those who are studying a foreign language, and for students preparing for the SAT's and GRE's.
- Wacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks to create a silly story.
- Free Rice - Define words and send free rice to the hungry people of the world.
Authors and Books
Sites for Readers To Find New Books and Share What They Read
- KidsReads.Com - Keep up with what's new in the world of books. Find out about your favorite author and find new books to read.
- Book Hive - Find new books to read and enjoy the online activities.
- Stacks - From Scholastic. Find out more about your favorite Scholastic authors. There are games, too.
- New York Public Library - Check out this site for info about books and authors.
- TeenReads.Com - Reviews of new books for teenagers. This site also has author interviews.
- Teenspace - Reviews and book lists. You may submit your own reviews of books.
- Fantasy and Science Fiction - Lots of links to fantasy and science fiction web sites.
- Wands and Worlds - If you love Harry Potter, you may enjoy finding similar books at this web site which lists science fiction and fantasy books by topic.
- Book Adventure - Read books, win points.
Info About Books and Authors
- Marguerite deAngeli
- The Oz Encyclopedia - Information on L. Frank Baum and the wonderful world of Oz.
- Betsy Byars - Official site.
- Meg Cabot
- Beverly Cleary - Find out more about the books and about your favorite characters.
- The Official Jean Craighead George Website
- Marcia Thornton Jones - Author of the Bailey School Kids books. She has some tips for young writers on her web site.
- Junie B. Jones - Series by Barbara Park.
- Rudyard Kipling - author of The Jungle Book and Kim
- C. S. Lewis - The creator of the Narnia books.
- Into the Wardrobe - The biography of C. S. Lewis.
- Lois Lowry - Her official web site with her biography, and information about all of her books.
- Stephanie Meyer - author of the Twilight books.
- Forever Anne - Web site for the author Lucy Maude Montgomery and her books about Anne of Green Gables.
- Barbara Park - Learn more about the author and her books.
- Dav Pilkey - A silly site for the fans of the Captain Underpants books.
- J.K. Rowling
- William Shakespeare
- Shakespeare for Kids - Fun facts from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
- Lemony Snicket - This is the official web site.
- The Spiderwick Chronicles - by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Authors, Authors - Look here for links to many authors' web sites. There are also tips to help you be a better writer.
Mythology and Folktales
- Encyclopedia Mythica - An encyclopedia of myth, folklore, and legend.
- American Folklore - This site has all kinds of folk tales - tall tales, tales from various regions of America, historical folk tales, and more.
- Norse Mythology - This site has a lot of information about Norse gods and goddesses, and about the Vikings.
- Folk Legends of Japan
- Folklore, Myth and Legend - Links to internet sites and e-books.
- Representative Poetry Online - this site is great if you need anything relating to poetry. It has biographies of poets, a timeline, and lots of poems which you can search by title or by keyword.
- Glossary of Poetic Terms - A source for poetry definitions.
- The Favorite Poem Project - Listen to Americans read their favorite poems or submit your favorite.
- American and English Poetry, 1250 - 1920 - Need to find a poem for school? Here you can look by author, title or date.
- Shel Silverstein.Com - the official Silverstein web site.
- The Rhyme Zone - If you need to find rhyming words for a poem, this is a place to go.
- Poetry for Kids - links to more poetry web sites.
Publish Your Writings
- Midlink Magazine - The electronic magazine for kids in middle school.