Resources for Parents



Encouraging Your Children to Read

The links below will take you to sites that provide great suggestions for helping your child develop and maintain an interest in reading. Check back often - we'll keep adding and modifying the list of suggested links.


Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central

Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader


Awarding Winning Children's Books 

Newbery Medal - ALA Association for Library Service to Children Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books, 1922 – Present

Caldecott Medal -  ALA Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938 to present

Sibert Medal - (Robert F.) Sibert Medal and Honor Books, 2001-present 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - This award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most
distinguished American book for beginning readers.

New Hampshire's Youth Book Awards - Ladybug, Great Stoneface, Flume and Isinglass


Online Safety

Online Privacy and Security - This site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigating online safely.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Links to information on internet safety for parents of young children and teens with a special section for children.

FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - This is a direct link to the FBI's information pamphlet about online exploitation and the risks to your children.