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Library Resources - Middle School
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Kid-friendly Search Engines and Ready Reference

Reading Lists

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http://citationmachine.net/

Allows students to complete a template with their resource’s publication information and then creates for them both MLA and APA citations.

nbc

http://www.archives.nbclearn.com

NBC News offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom.

Kid Friendly Search Engines and Ready Reference

Houston Public Library

http://www.hcpl.net/

Resources available from Houston Public Library

Harris County Public Library

http://www.hcpl.lib.tx.us/

Resources available from Harris County Public Libraries

Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/

Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

Bartleby.com

http://www.bartleby.com/

Index to quotations from great books online.

CIA World Fact Book

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Information and maps of countries of the world.

Handbook of Texas

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/

Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Infoplease.com

http://www.infoplease.com/

Index to current facts updated daily.

MapQuest

http://www.cfisd.net/exiting.asp?url=http://www.mapquest.com/about/main.adp

Popular source for maps and driving directions.

Merriam-Webster Online

http://www.m-w.com

Dictionary and thesaurus online.

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Occupational Outlook Handbook

http://www.bls.gov/oco/

U.S. Dept. of Education’s site for career and occupation information.

Reading Lists
CFISD Summer Reading Lists

Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Caldecott Medal

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal

Lists winners of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/recipients.cfm

Lists authors and illustrators of African descent whose books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream. "

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/wildermedal

Awards an author or illustrator whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Newbery Medal

http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/john-newbery-medal-2

Lists winners of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Pura Belpré Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/index.cfm

Awards outstanding Latino literature for children and youth.

Texas Bluebonnet Award

http://www.txla.org/tba-nominees

Lists current and previous winners of this state-wide book award for grades 3-6.

Texas Lone Star Reading List

http://www.txla.org/groups/lone-star

Lists current literature for middle school students recommended by Texas Library Association.


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