Favorite Children’s Stories

American Folklore
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from all 50 states in the USA. Includes famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.

American Girls Series.
An American Girl is a unique current girls’ series by Valerie Tripp, Janet Beele Shaw, Connie Porter, Susan S. Adler, and Maxine Schur. The series title is American Girls Collection. The American Girls stories are told through the eyes of girls living in different time periods. This site expands on the stories and has a club for fans of American Girls.

Animorphs Page.
The home page for this popular paperback series of young people with the capacity to morph into animals of great power in order to fight alien enemies. Written by K. A. Applegate.

Baby-Sitters’ Club Page.
What’s happening at the Baby-Sitters’ Club? Visit this site to learn about the characters and adventures.

Berenstain Bears.
The official Berenstain Bears site, includes activities and lists of books.

Need to find a good book? Visit this website to see video booktalks on a variety of themes for kids in third grade through eighth grade. QuickTime is needed to view the videos.

Come Home to Little House.
This companion site to the original Laura Ingalls Wilder series includes online activities, character descriptions, and more.

Guys Read.
Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.

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.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children’s Curious George
Activities for any age “curious about George”: Author info., games, art tour, downloadable images, and, of course, purchasable books and memorabilia.

Inkless Tales
An entertaining and educational sampling of stories, crafts, games, and poetry for young children. Attractive and easy to navigate, this site also includes children’s book reviews and other “cool links” for kids.

International Digital Children’s Library
Read books from around the world when you visit this website. Hundreds of books in twenty-nine different languages are available.

Junie B. Jones
The official Junie B. Jones website offers activities, puzzles, party ideas, information about the author, and a special section for teachers.

Just One More Book
Two parents talk about their favorite children’s books while drinking coffee at their local coffee shop. Visit this blog and you will hear about favorite books, discussions about children’s literature topics, interviews with authors and illustrators, and book reviews.

This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and their reviews.

Lemony Snicket.
As Lemony Snicket says, this site is filled with “dreadful images,” “wretched information,” and “unnerving games.”

Little Critter
Welcome to the world of Critterville, home to popular children’s book character Little Critter. Here you can have fun with Little Critter through printables, games, interactive stories, and more. There are even videos of author/illustrator Mercer Mayer reading some of the books. Flash player is needed for many of the interactive elements.

Magic School Bus Page.
What are Ms. Frizzle and her class doing now? This site encourages you to work with many aspects of the Magic School Bus Adventures.

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.

Perhaps the hippest site for chatting about books around, including discussions in MySpace with authors and your friends. A monthly newsletter features a different author, recommended books, even music to read by.

Reading Rockets
This site, prepared by WETA public television, presents strategies, activities, and lessons designed to help young children learn to read.

The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss’s playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

Enjoy a selection of stories read online by members of the Screen Actors Guild. Files are available for Windows Media, Real Player or Quicktime formats.

The Alice Fan Club.
The characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Alice series endure all these dilemmas—and more. This fan area is your chance to read all about Alice and her friends, make some new friends of your own, and hear from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor herself.

The Arthur Page.
For Arthur fans everywhere! This site is maintained by PBS and features games and children’s art. A very popular site for younger children who love the character created by Marc Brown.

The Goosebumps Page.
Enter if you dare! Meet R. L. Stine and the many tales he has created for you in this scary place.

The Peter Rabbit Web Site.
The official and definitive site on the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter’s favorite characters and other aspects of her work can be viewed at a wide selection of art exhibitions, theatrical performances, displays and local events.