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Need a research topic? Check out Kids Click! Web search for kids by librarians.

Visit the local library this summer! Click on the link to find out about summer programs at R. B. Hoover Library in Waco!

Texas Blue Bonnet AwardOne of the resources available for the Texas Bluebonnet Program is Booktalk!


Booktalk - You can select a Bluebonnet book and find information about the book and the author. You can even rate the book and see how other students across the state are rating the book. Then, if you really like the author, there is a tab to let you know of others books by the same author.

Mountainview Elementary LibraryAccelerated Reading:

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computerized learning enrichment program that assesses the quantity and quality of independent reading and allows each student to progress at her/his own pace and level of reading ability. It provides teachers and children with a fun and exciting way to encourage and monitor reading at home and in the classroom.

Click the following link for more information about the Accelerated Reader Program.

Other Reading Programs:

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Sports Reading Club.

Mountainview Elementary LibraryReading List and Resources:

Reading to or with your child is important. Check out the AMA's lists of great books for you and your children. The American Library Association Book and Media Awards and ALA Book Lists offer great suggestions for appropriate reading material. Also, the Texas Bluebonnet Awards explore a variety of current books while encouraging children to read and identify favorite books.

Book Adventure, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center, includes a "Kids' Zone," "Parents Place", and "Teachers' Lounge" each with valuable information about reading and books. this site includes games and a "Book Finder" for children.

The Parents' Choice Foundation's "What We've Been Reading" includes new book reviews from the San Diego State University's National Center for the Study of Children's Literature (NCSCL).

The Family Literacy Foundation encourages parents to read to children and asserts that "reading together strengthens families." This site includes Recommended Books and many resources to educate and inform parents about the importance of reading to their children.

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