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Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School Library: Parent Resources

Parent resources


International Reading Association

Children's Choices Reading lists  

Reading is Fundamental Logo
Reading Is Fundamental

Children's Literacy Websites

Parent & after school resources. Helping your child choose a good book
Reading Rockets
Articles for parents to help teach kids to read. 
NetSmartz Internet Safety
Parents guide for keeping   kids safe


    Each day, it poses an intriguing question and explores it in a variety of ways. It informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

Computer math, reading, keyboarding,& letter games for kids K-5






Storyline Online

Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud!     


Guys Read

Mission "to help boys become self motivated life long learners." Founded by author, Jon Scieszka. Filled with loads of recommended reading lists plus other great suggestions.

A Mighty Girl

"founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities. 

Notable Children's Books Created by the Association for Library Service for children


Great Web Sites for Kids!

ALA recommended web sites for Kids

Caldecott Award Books

Awarded to an artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children


Newberry Award Books


Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children



Coretta Scott King Award Books

Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature & graphic arts by American authors & illustrators

Rhode Island Children's Book Award (RICBA)

20 nominees (fiction & nonfiction) are selected by a committee of professionals for their literary value. Students in grades 3-6 choose the winning book


Kid Friendly Search Engines



AskRI Databases is RI's free statewide database system.  It includes all of the resources listed below and is free of charge for all RI residents.  Check it out - It's great!

Homework Help RI – Live tutoring by Internet chat is provided free of charge between 2PM and 10PM daily for grades K-12 in the following subjects: Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Writing.  This service is powered by  Also includes Homework Resources section (lessons, study guides, worksheets and videos)

Career Center @Homework Help RI – Prepare for the SAT, ACT, standardized tests in all 50 states, graduate school entrance tests, civil service, GED etc.  Local open jobs, resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers.

World Book Web – Includes Encyclopedias for all ages.  Also includes Timelines, Ebooks, and Dramatic Learning.

Mango Languages – An online language-learning system  for learning English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

Heritage Quest – Genealogy Resources

Learning Express – Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, information for school & work.  Includes AP practice exams, PSAT & SAT practice exams, eBooks on test taking skills, and more. 

A to Z Databases – Research United States Businesses

EBSCO Host Databases – Many different databases to search for reliable information

Novelist (Readers’ Advisory for fiction books)