Global Reading Challenge

Read, practice teamwork, and have fun with other readers! Each year, King County Library System partners with local schools for a competition called Global Reading Challenge (GRC). Teams of 4th and 5th graders read six selected books and then answer questions about the books. The winning team from each participating school moves on to face teams from…
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Mock Newbery 2018-19

Awards season is coming! While some may care most about the Oscars or the Super Bowl or the Westminster Dog Show, I am all about the Newbery, the award every children's author dreams of winning. It's difficult to predict the winner, but fun to try. We even pick our own local winner -- we call…
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Online Games for Kids

Looking for online games for your child? Here are some options hand-picked by your local children's librarians. ABCya! Educational games and apps. BBC Bitesize – Dance Mat Typing An introduction to touch typing. CBeebies Preschooler games, clips, songs, and things to make with your favorite CBeebies characters. Design Squad Nation Engineering and science activities, games, videos, and…
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Cardboard Challenge

Don't just recycle cardboard boxes -- play with them!  You can get together with friends and host a Cardboard Challenge using resources from the Imagination Foundation. Their official Day of Play is on October 6 this year. Or search for library events that include cardboard crafts and construction.  If you don't have a lot of…
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Our Mock Newbery Winner Is…

You read. You voted. The results are in! The winner of our KCLS Mock Newbery is... Beyond the Bright Sea Congratulations to the winning author and thanks to everyone who participated in Mock Newbery this year. Now we all wait anxiously for the announcement of the real Newbery winner. You can watch the live broadcast…
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