Search for Book and Author Ideas
 
Sometimes you can't find what you need in the directories, so it's time to try to search engines.
 
Book and Author Search
Try a search for information about your book or author using a search engine such as Google.
 
Go to Google.
 
Enter a search using the title or author of a children's book. Add a word from the list below to narrow your search: lesson, activity, webquest, unit, project, resources, guides, or theme.
 
Sample searches:
  • Sarah Plain and Tall webquest
  • Crickwing activity
  • Tomie DePaola and lesson
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Tools for Teachers and Teens
Search Engines
Guides and Directories
Meta Engine Search Tools
Google*
Yahoo*
Ask Jeeves
Northernlight
About.com
MetaCrawler
Alta Vista
Librarian's Index
Dogpile
Hotbot
Open Directory Project
Mamma
Lycos
Go.com
WebCrawler
Excite
Galaxy
CNET Search
Go to Starting Points for Kids or Kid's Search Tools for other pages with student search engines links.
 
Tools for Kids and Teens
Search Engines
Directories
Searchopolis
KidsClick*
Yahooligans*
Berit's Best Sites
AOL Search Kids Only
StudyWeb*
Internet Public Library
Big Chalk
Alfy
KidsConnect
LycosZone
ThinkQuest
EduPuppy
EduHound
Awesome Library
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Now, try a search for a topic you teach and add a narrowing word. For example, magnet lesson.
 
If you can't think of a book, check the California book list site.

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Created by Annette Lamb, 6/01