Helpful Links for Parents

Here are a few websites parents & families may find helpful. Everything from health, to media reviews, to recipes for busy families! If you have suggestions for other sites we should include, please send the information to Ms. Ann at ahardgin [at] mail [dot] owls [dot] lib [dot] wi [dot] us (subject: suggestion%20for%20parents%20links) .

A Book and a Hug
Discover recommended books for your kids! Browse by category or age.

Books to Hoot About
This book blog is hosted by InfoSoup. Find new titles and authors to share with your kids!

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, they provide information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Great Websites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others
A great starting point provided by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. new!
The Lexile framework for reading - matching readers with texts and finding the right book for your reading level.

Novelist K-8
A free readers' advisory tool provided by BadgerLink. Enter your library card and PIN and explore books by category, age, or lexile number.

Website for Parents magazine.

PBS Parents
Parenting tools, learning games, activities, recipes and more from PBS.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format. Help your kids learn to read with additional tools available on this site.

Recipe Sites for Busy Families: