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Celebrated Children's Book Awards!

Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.  It is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions.  The award is designed to honor the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal was named in honor of British bookseller John Newbery.
It is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Students are given the opportunity to read and then vote on selected chapter books each year.  The book receiving the most votes statewide receives the Sasquatch Reading Award.
Sibert Informational Book Award
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book.  The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, a past President of Bound to Stay Bound Books.
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
Students are given the opportunity to read and then vote on selected picture books each year.  The book receiving the most votes statewide receives the Washington Childrens' Choice Picture Book Award.
Young Reader's Choice Award
The Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award is selected each year by 4th-6th grade students in the Pacific Northwestern States.

Fifth Grade Links

Mrs. Beavo's Example Article
Animal Cloning
Should animal cloning be allowed?
Voting Age
Should the voting age be lowered?
Should animals be kept in zoos?
Youth Sports
Are sports programs for children and teenagers too intense?
Junk Food
Should junk food be banned in schools?
Cursive Writing
Should cursive writing still be taught in schools?
Does the use of drones violate people's privacy?

Hour of Code For All Ages!

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Subscription Databases & Services

Subscription Databases & Services

We pay for these services to ensure quality information.
They rank very high in: credibility, accuracy and reliability.
You may need to obtain a login and password prior to using from your teacher or librarian.
PebbleGo is the award winning K-3 database for reading and research.  The databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest.  There are four databases:  Animals, Science, Biographies, and Social Studies.
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills. The database includes carefully selected, 100% full-text articles and images from more than 1,900 newspapers, magazines, and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks.
CultureGrams helps you and your students discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life.
eLibrary delivers full-text and multimedia reference essentials. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts - plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.

The ProQuest® online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986.
We have a district license for over 4,000 educational videos (over 40,000 individual clips) available online for use in the classroom-at any time you wish! Numerous other resources--photos, clip art, lesson plans, instructional tools-- are also included.
King County Library has many more databases you can use if you have a library card.