Trask Library Parent Resources

Online and Local Resources

In this time of distance learning, I'm hoping this page will be a helpful resource for your families. 

Authors and Illustrators:
       Authors Everywhere - YouTube Channel with numerous authors and illustrators sharing             their books.

        We Are Teachers - another compilation of authors and their read-alouds and acitivities

       Mo Willems - author of the Elephant and Piggy series, Knuffle Bunny, and the Pigeon                 books is offering daily Doodle with Mo videos.

       Grace Lin - author and illustrator has posted videos of herself reading her books, giving              drawing tips, and sharing information about Chinese culture.

        Nikki Grimes - author and poet shares her books and gives writing prompts

        Matt Phelan - Philadelphia artist shares daily videos on drawing in his Instagram account

        Children's Book World - the Haverford book store has been compiling links to authors who             are posting online and have daily videos.

Literature Links

Storyline Online 

EPIC - 30 day free trial of online books

Summer Reading

Newbery Award Winning Books

Caldecott Award Winning Books

Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books

The American Library Association's ALSC Notable Books for Children

The American Library Association's List of Authors and Illustrators

All Kinds of Families: Penn Charter's Statement of Philosophy reads in part, "We seek to be a richly diverse school community: racially, religiously, economically, ethnically, and socially." With that in mind, I have compiled an annotated bibliography of books that depict all kinds of families.

CommonSense Media

More Fun Links
          Online Museums - virtual tours
            National Geographic Kids

Quaker Links

Religious Society of Friends