Check out these cool sites!
- Storybird is a fun way to get your feet wet as a reader or even as a writer - you can read other kids' stories or you can create your own with artwork you can get from storybird. Sign up for a free account and open a whole new world!
- KidPub: A site by kids, for kids – you can read other kids’ stories for free, or you can become a member (one time fee) and post a story for others to read. There’s also info on contests, and they provide a way for you to be published and make money selling your book.
- The Library of Congress has interesting links to everything from author webcasts to contests you can enter.
- Uncle Sam has some fun and some useful resources, on everything from sharing your favorite stories with kids around the world, to writing tips, to help with electronic citations. (The link above is for teen readers. If you're a K-5 reader, follow the same link but then click on the tab at the top that says "Kids Grade K-5.")
- The American Library Association has collected all kinds of "great websites for kids"! Just click on the different tabs (like "the arts" or "animals") to find websites based on your interests.
- Curious to know what Jacqueline Woodson or Jeff Kinney are doing behind the scenes to create the latest book you loved so much? Here's your chance! NBC did a great job putting together these video clips with questions about their creative process.
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Option 1: The first five kids to correctly answer a question about the new book (details will be on the My Books page). Winning entries will receive a free signed copy, shipped to a PO Box or regular mailing address anywhere within the contiguous United States.
Option 2: Create a book trailer and submit it by a certain date after the contest opens for a newly published book (details will be on the My Books page). The winning entry will receive TWO free signed copies, shipped to a PO Box or regular mailing address anywhere within the contiguous United States PLUS the trailer will be posted on the web site and all related social media sites.