Thursday, January 15, 2009

LookyBook: Bibliovores Beware!

Thanks to my friend Chandra, I found the greatest website called LookyBook and it is soon to become a favorite site of yours, I'm sure!

LookyBook allows you to click your way through children's books with great detail. Enough to read the book yourself & see if it's worth buying. Enough to even share with your child online & not have to buy the book! If you click on the little orange eyes at the top right corner of each book, it will take you to the LookyBook website to see a larger version of the story!

What a fantastic resource to have on hand! Granted, they don't have some children's titles. My first two searches for Where The Wild Things Are and Shel Silverstein came up empty.

BUT...there are tons of ideas they offer you, as well as a nifty search box that turned up great books when I searched for "insects" and "family."

I looooove Patricia Pollaco!

Abraham Lincoln's birthday is coming up on February 12th. No luck finding a book at the library...everyone already checked them out? No worries! Check LookyBook...

Working on a seed study, but not sure if a Gail Gibbons book is too young for your kiddo? Flip through it, give it a look...see if it's a good fit!

I am so excited about this website! What a wonderful resource...thank you Chandra for sharing it!


cbashara said...

It really is awesome! I'm so glad you're enjoying it too!

Dana @ Our Sunny Side said...

Ooh! What a neat find! Thanks for sharing this link. You gave great examples of how useful this site could be. It's going in my Favorites folder!

Jeanette said...

Lookybook has now closed due to lack of resources. also has multimedia children's picture books that have animated illustrations, read along to the story or click on a word to hear it spoken. A great way of getting kids reading more.