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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/06/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Everyone Can Learn To Ride Bicycle by Chris Raschka

A very special friendship.

Jackie And Me: A Very Special Friendship by Tania Grossinger and illustrated by Charles George Esperanza

I Love Ewe: An Ode To Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz

Hug A Bull: An Ode To Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz

And tigers sleep very well.

Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Maria Monescillo

I Am Cat by Jackie Morris

Everyone Sleeps by Marcellus Hall

This looks like a happy penguin.

Penguin On Vacation by Salina Yoon

Again! by Emily Gravett

The Pet Project: Cute And Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

Which came first? The wall or the... nevermind.

The Chickens Build A Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont

FICTION:

All My Noble Dreams And Then What Happens by Gloria Whelan

My Life As A Cartoonist by Jane Tashjian and illustrated by Jake Tashjian

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

The basket of vines.

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Splendors And Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry

Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs

Hide and seek!

Hide And Seek by Kate Messner

Dodsworth In Tokyo written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Geeks, girls, and secret identities!

Geeks, Girls, And Secret Identities by Mike Jung and illustrated by Mike Maihack

NON-FICTION:

And The Winner Is… – Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner and illustrated by David Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka

Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-Sim

I Wish I Knew That: U. S. Presidents – Cool Stuff You Need To Know, edited by Patricia A. Halbert

The absolutely true tale.

Witches! – The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? – The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington And The Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

You and the dinosaurs and the bats of all shapes and sizes.

Dinosaurs And Me by Marie Greenwood

Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/24/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Barnaby The Bedbug Detective by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Karen Sapp

Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Kathryn Brown

Tea Rex by Molly Idle

Are you afraid of the dark?

The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Apple And The Butterfly by Lela and Enzo Mari

A book about bereavement.

Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb

In The Tree House by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by  Dušan Petričić

Thank You Mama by Kate Banks and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

The Boy And The Airplane by Mark Pett

Ball!

Ball by Mary Sullivan

Bluebird by Bob Staake

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown

A game of basketball and imagination!

H.O.R.S.E. – A Game Of Basketball And Imagination by Christopher Myers

FICTION:

Captain Awesome And The Ultimate Spelling Bee by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

I love the cover to this book.

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

P. K. Pinkerton And The Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence

Horrible Harry And The Stolen Cookie by Suzy Kline and illustrated by Amy Wummer

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors and illustrated by Dan Santat

NON-FICTION:

The Plant Hunters: True Stories Of Their Daring Adventures To The Far Corners Of The Earth by Anita Silvey

I, too, am America!

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Poems To Learn By Heart, edited by Caroline Kennedy with paintings by Jon J. Muth

Grandma And The Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale, retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters

A Place For Turtles by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond

Barbed wire baseball!

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Louisa May’s Battle: How The Civil War Led To Little Women by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia

The truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth!

Deadly! The Truth About The Most Dangerous Creatures On Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton

Monkeys by Anne Schreiber

Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World Of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/27/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Hands Off My Honey! by Jane Chapman and illustrated by Tim Warnes

One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne

I’m Not Reading! by Jonathan Allen

Meow!

Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and illustrated by Shari Halpern

Love You When… by Linda Kranz

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Now I’m Big by Karen Katz

Vacation!

The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation by Delphine Perret

Uh-Oh, Baby! by Nancy Coffelt and illustrated by Scott Nash

The King Of Space by Jonny Duddle

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Jen Corace

Rain! by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Exclamation mark!

Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

FICTION:

Force Out by Tim Green

White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

The Witch’s Curse by Keith McGowan and illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Stuck In The Middle (Of Middle School): A Novel In Doodles by Karen Romano Young

NON-FICTION:

Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy and illustrated by Joe Morse

Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice and illustrated by Henry Cole

From Cotton To T-Shirt by Robin Nelson

A poem by Langston Hughes.

Lullaby (For A Black Mother) by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Sean Qualls

Tito Puente: Mambo King by Monica Brown and illustrated by Rafael Lopez

The Eagles Are Back by Jean Craighhead George, with paintings by Wendell Minor

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, And One Extraordinary Riot by Lauren Stringer

From Grass To Milk by Stacy Taus-Bolstad

The Story Behind Rubber by Barbara Somervill

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries For Children by Jan Pinborough and illustrated by Debby Atwell

And they were funny!

The Beatles Were Fab (And They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

And for Young Adults:

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/29/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

The Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush, retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Krall

Bat In The Dining Room by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Rabbit’s Snow Dance, as told by James & Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Jeff Newman

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by Marc Brown

A Christmas Tree For Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

The Gift Of The Sacred Dog by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

FICTION:

The Friendship Matchmaker by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley

Bigfoot Boy: Into The Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks

Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers

Lulu And The Duck In The Park by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

NON-FICTION:

I Have The Right To Be A Child by Alain Serres, translated by Helen Mixter, and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

A Dollar, A Penny, How Much And How Many? by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Brian Gable

Kids & Obesity: Cookies Or Carrots? – You Are What You Eat by Helen Thompson

Bill, The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ty Templeton

Dance: From Ballet To Breakin’ – Step Into The Dazzling World Of Dance by Lorrie Mack

Heart On Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes For President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James

Girls Who Rocked The World: Heroines From Joan Of Arc To Mother Teresa by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Colorful Dreamer: The Story Of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Holly Berry

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

11/26/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

11/27/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/18/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf and illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

Cat’s Cradle, Book 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Ludworst Bemonster (and Rick Walton and Nathan Hale).

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury

Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas and illustrated by David Diaz

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt by Gail Herman and illustrated by Adrienne Brown, Loren Vasquez, and Manuela Razzi

Bad Apple: A Tale Of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

Snowmen At Work by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner

Ready For Pumpkins by Kate Duke

Mystery Ride! by Scott Magoon

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Jared Lee

My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson and illustraed by Bryan Gough

Katy Duck Is A Caterpillar by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Henry Cole

Working Mummies by Joan Horton and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

The Fox Maiden by Elsa Marston and illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley

My First Ghost by Maggie Miller & Michael Leviton and illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

Halloween Forest by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by John Shelley

Nightsong by Ari Berk and illustrated by Loren Long

The BOO! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace and ilustrated by LeUyen Pham

FICTION:

Uh-Oh, Cleo: Underpants On My Head by Jessica Harper and illustrated by Jon Berkeley

Parrot In The Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Gran, You’ve Got Mail! by Jo Hoestlandt and illustrated by Aurélie Abolivier, and translated from the French by Y. Maudet

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

Calvin Coconut: Man Trip by Graham Salisbury and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

Deenie by Judy Blume

Princess Posey And The Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Harry Bliss

NON-FICTION:

Seas And Oceans by Andy Owen and Miranda Ashwell

Unlikely Pairs: Fun With Famous Works Of Art by Bob Raczka

Halloween by Laura Marsh

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything), edited by Becky Baines

A President From Hawai’i by Terry Carolan and Joanna Carolan and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Help Me Learn Subtraction by Jean Marzollo, with photographs by Chad Phillips

Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

Homework Help: Art, Music, and Literature.

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Need a little help finding what you’re looking for? The Robins AFB Library would like to provide you with a few resources suitable for students of all ages to help you get started.

Here are some links, resources, and interesting sites pertaining to the Arts…

The U. S. Copyright Office – The rules, forms, and instructions for how to file for a copyright. And a database you can search for registered copyrights.

The Copyright Primer – An interactive tutorial that serves as a nice introduction to the issues and laws concerning copyright ownership and the uses of information.

When Works Pass Into The Public Domain – A handy cheat sheet provided by the University of North Carolina to help determine if a work has passed into the public domain.

Copyright Terms and the Public Domain – Just as it says, an extremely comprehensive chart for understanding when a work will pass into the public domain, including a timeline and terminology.

Art:

Artcyclopedia – Users can search database by artist, artwork, movement, medium, or nationality to find information about that work of art as well biography and news about the artist.

ArtLex Art Dictionary – Featuring over 3,600 terms and their definitions used in discussing/reviewing art/visual culture, as well as thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations, and references.

The Artist’s Toolkit – Providing the basic concepts of art appreciation and creating art.

The Smithsonian Institute – The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Established in 1870, the Met has over 2 million works of art from all over the globe, from ancient times to modern, in its permanent collection, and almost 7,000 of them can be viewed online.

The Museum of Modern Art – MoMA offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, as well as drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, film, electronic media, as well as papers and files on individual artists.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts – The website for the only museum in the world exclusively dedicated to recognizing the contributions of female artists.

Arts Edge – A free digital resource to help teaching and learning about the arts, as well as offering materials that help to creatively use technology as a way to integrate the arts into other academic fields. Provided by the Kennedy Center.

Film & Television:

The Internet Movie Database – The IMDB is one of the greatest resources available online. You can search for movies and TV shows by title, cast/crew and character information. A great spot for determining all the above information plus runtime, genre, cast overview, year of release, plot overview. Also provides links to user and professional critic reviews, among many other cool features.

Rotten Tomatoes – A top resource for keeping track of information about movie and DVD releases, and finding dependable critical reviews from the nation’s top print and online film critics.

Teen Movie Critic – Reviews of films for teens written by teens.

Backstage – a great online resource for actors, providing insides, advice, and casting news.

The Oscars – The homepage for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Motion picture/film lessons and resources – A very comprehensive set of links, provided by the Media Literacy Clearinghouse.

TV.com – Providing recaps, episode guides, cast bios, and schedule listings for your favorite shows.

The Movie Spoiler – Called “the most fun you can have at the movies without being there.” Provides detailed synopsizes of films.

Television Without Pity – Extremely humorous and snarky recaps, spoilers, and message boards centered around your favorite shows.

Hulu – Speaking of your favorite shows, never miss an episode and watch in streaming video. Some content free, with time limits, and partially subscription-based.

Memory Alpha – An extremely detailed and comprehensive wiki for all things Star Trek.

The Movie Cliches List – A humorous list of stereotypes and flaws in logic constantly recurring in movies.

Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Encyclopedia – A guide to the music, theater, and dance resources, collections, and exhibitions available through the Library Of Congress.

The Monologue Archive – A nice collection of monologues from many famous playwrights, as well as a very hand set of theatrical and dramatic links.

The Costume Page – Extensive online resources dealing with the art and history of costuming for live dramatic theater, dance performances, opera, sports, as well as film and television.

NPR’s Performing Arts page – A nice collection of links to stories and interviews dealing with actors, dramatists, and the theater, as well as audio archives for stories about the performing arts on National Public Radio.

The Internet Broadway Database – Similar to the IMDB, but an archive of Broadway theater information, providing interesting facts and statistics about different productions.

Dramatist Play Service – A subscription database that lets users search and browse plays by their title and author, buy books, and purchase rights. Represents both new and established playwrights.

Warner Robins Little Theatre – Local community theater house/company who has been entertaining central Georgia for almost 50 years.

The Perry Players Community Theatre – Located in beautiful downtown Perry, this community theater house/company has been providing high quality entertainment and cultural activies for the past 30 years.

National Forensic League – The NFL promotes debate, oratory, and public speaking for high school and middle school students as a means of helping them to become effective communicators and ethical individuals and to develop strong critical thinking.

Music:

Pandora – Create an online streaming radio station based on songs, genres, eras, or artists. Completely free and also available as an app.

Last.fm – Free streaming radio and also lets you effortlessly track what you listen to from any player or device and recommends more music and artists to you based on your taste.

8 Tracks – Create your own streaming radio station or playlist, share with your friends, or listen to station and playlists from users from around the world.

Playlist.com – Listen to songs, build a playlist, and share with your friends around the world via all of your favorite social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.

Art of the Mix – Devoted to the art form that is making a good mix tape or CD. Read thousands of others’ track lists and share your own.

The Public Domain Information Project – Information on and searchable database for songs and music in the public domain.

All Music Guide – A comprehensive listing of music information, and great for finding any song, artist, album, or genre.

Ultimate band list – As advertised, you can probably find information on any band or group here.

Song Facts – Search by artist, song title, or genre, and find fascinating music trivia, song meanings, behind the scenes info, and lyrics.

Song Meanings – Lyrics to your favorite songs, as well community provided stories about what they mean to others, and allowing you to share what a particular song means to you.

Lyrics World – Search for the lyrics from your favorite songs, provided in an alphabetical list.

The Archive of Misheard Lyrics – Check out common and commonly hilarious misconceptions in song lyrics.

From The Top – Offering education events as well as a showcase of America’s best young musicians. Also a show on both NPR and PBS.

All About Jazz – A very informative advocacy website for Jazz enthusiasts, dedicated to raising awareness of jazz music as well as defining it, and providing reviews and history of jazz artists.

Music Theory – An interactive website that provides less, exercises, and tools for learning musical theory.

Pollstar – A nice resource for tracking touring information and concert reviews for your favorite bands and artists.

Billboard – The online site for Billboard magazine, which provides daily music news, reviews, and chart reports, as well as much more.

Rolling Stone – The online site for Rolling Stone magazine, which offers primarily features and reviews of music, as well as covering subjects such as film, television, and politics.

Literature:

The Hub – A blog from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, a part of the American Library Association (ALA). “Your connection to Teen Reads.”

The Newbery Medal homepage – Information and a list of winners for the annual John Newbery Medal, which recognizes distinguished contributions to American literature for children and young adults.

Bartelby – The online literature project offers classic works of fiction and poetry, along with verses and references, for free.

Project Gutenberg – Providing over 38,000 classic works of literature as free ebooks, available for download for just about every device, or readable online.

Spark Notes – Providing study guides and plot summaries to classic works of fiction, as well as resources to help study for tests and prepare for college.

60 Second Recap – An educational video project providing short, interesting video summaries of classic literature titles as well as contemporary titles.

Shmoop – Offering literature learning guides and teach resources, and showing students how writing and learning and more relevant than ever in the digital age.

Free Book Notes – A search engine for literary study guides, pulling from Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, BookRags, and Wiki summaries, and many others.

Book-A-Minute Classics – A very cool, very fun site that summarizes large works of literature into just a few sentences.

The Shakespeare Web – News and reviews of the Bard and productions of his work.

Shakespearean Insult Generator – Randomly returns insults from the Bard’s works. Fun for you, your friends, and your teachers.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare – An online catalog of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, free to read online.

The Jane Austen info page – Contains a hypertext version of Pride And Prejudice, as well as excerpts from Austen’s other novels as well as literary criticism.

The Jack London online collection – A nice resource featuring the novels, short stories, and letters of the famous author, as well as images, bibliographies, and literary criticism.

Literary Criticism resources – Provided by the Internet Public Library, this is an extensive and wide ranging collection of links to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works

Encylopedia Mythica – A searchable database of detailed information about gods and goddesses from both ancient and some modern religions.

Poetry 180 – A poem a day (for the 180 days of a school year) for American high schools, provided by the Library of Congress.

No Flying, No Tights – A nice blog providing reviews for comic books, graphic novels, anime, and manga.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – The CBLDF is an organization designed to protect the First Amendment rights of creators of comic books and graphic novels, as well as their publishers and retailers.

Favorite Teen Angst books – Celebrating and reviewing books about teenage angst and personal discovery.

YA books in series and sequels – A nice searchable database that helps you keep track of the books in your favorite series.

Rutgers – A vast collection of literary resources from around the internet, provided by Rutgers University.

Geek The Library – A library advocacy site presented by OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center.

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Blogs and websites by authors:

Laurie Halse Anderson.

Jay Asher.

Holly Black.

Libba Bray.

Meg Cabot.

Rachel Cohn.

Melissa De La Cruz.

Sarah Dessen.

Neil Gaiman.

John Green.

Brent Hartinger.

John Hodgman.

Maureen Johnson.

Justine Larbalestier.

David Leviathan.

Carolyn Mackler.

Jaclyn Moriarty.

Daniel Nayeri.

James Patterson.

J. K. Rowling.

Sara Shepard.

Ned Vizzini.

Scott Westerfeld.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

For other subjects and resources please see our main Homework Help page.

Reading material for 02/20/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

NASA unveils stunning models of future aircraft designs.

Take a ride in this absolutely terrifying elevator.

Tim Tebow asked to Military Ball by Louisiana airwoman.

The FBI might cut off the internet for millions of people on March 8th.

The image above is by celebrated illustrator Charles Santore.

Brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, to debut in March!

Target is not only extremely good at data mining, but they’re keeping an eye on you.

Man suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill!

Supreme Court Justice robbed by machete-wielding intruder.

Catch a glimpse of Google’s luxurious California HQ.

Apple considering a smaller tablet.

Also, Apple’s new operating system aims to knit its products together more closely.

The insidious evils of “Like” culture.

7 horrifying historical origins of famous corporate logos.

The future of high tech healthcare, and its challenges.

Reviewing Pinterest, the newest social media site.

The “Undue Weight” of Truth on Wikipedia.

Does anyone really care about online privacy?

How companies learn your secrets.

On this day in history:

In 1872 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York city.

In 1933 the 21st Amendment, which will end Prohibition in the United States, is proposed by Congress.

In 1935 Caroline Mikkelson becomes the first woman to set foot on Antarctica.

In 1962, while aboard the Mercury spacecraft entitled Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1998 figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest individual gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

In 2003 there’s an accident with the pyrotechnics display at a White Snake concert in a small club in West Warwick, Rhode Island and 100 people are killed and 200 more are seriously injured.

In 2009 the World Day of Social Justice is officially established and recognized each year. The goal of the World Day of Social Justice is to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment all over the world.

Famous births: Rihanna in 1988, T. J. Slaughter in 1977, Brent Gretzky (Wayne’s little brother) in 1972, Kurt Cobain in 1967, Cindy Crawford in 1966, Anthony Stewart Head in 1954, Patty Hearst in 1954, Gordon Brown in 1951, Ivana Trump in 1949, Sandy Duncan in 1946, Mike Leigh in 1943, Sidney Poitier in 1927, Richard Matheson in 1926, Robert Altman in 1925, Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924, Ansel Adams in 1902.

Famous deaths: William Wallace Lincoln in 1862, Frederick Douglass in 1895, Max Schreck in 1936, Chester Nimitz in 1966, Dick York (the first Darrin Stephens on Bewitched) in 1992, Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1993, Gene Siskel in 1999, Sandra Dee in 2005, Hunter S. Thompson in 2005.

via Awesome People Reading.

The 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Alan Moore sums up everything that is wrong with the entertainment industry.

A crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek.

William Gibson and the way we understand cities.

Composite sketches of literary characters.

10 tips on writing from David Ogilvy.

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote ever.

Zora Neale Hurston’s love spells and rituals to get a man.

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted as an opera.

An essential postmodern reading list.

from here.

The cast of Game Of Thrones in normal clothes.

A supercut of television shows referencing other television shows.

Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4, which will be a reboot. Seriously.

Get ready for the Hannibal Lecter TV show.

Jon Hamm drops more hints about the new season of Mad Men.

10 things from the Hunger Games books that the movie(s) probably can’t pull off.

Billy Bob Thornton is making a road trip movie about his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Gael Garcia Bernal is the Zorro of the post-apocalyptic future.

Author Kevin J. Anderson will novelize Rush’s new album.

Crystals may be possible in time as well as space.

Butterflies light the way to better thermal imaging.

The stupid things you do online (and how to fix them).

They know now at what time of day that you’re most likely to get an infection.

The inside story of climate scientists under siege.

Phonemes probably can’t reveal the ancient origins of language after all.

Do you think you could have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test?

Cats as fonts.

Second graders take a field trip to a parking garage.

How to tie your shoes (Hint: you’ve been doing it wrong for a while now).

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