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October 2002


Bookjackets.com
A site focused on children's literature and children's authors.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

http://www.bookjackets.com

CONTENT:
Bookjackets.com contains information on childrens literature, old and new. Author biographies and book reviews are available on a number of authors and their work. Currently, the information is mostly focused on books for upper elementary and middle school students.
AESTHETICS:
Simple, colorful graphics are used as links on this attractive page. Text is large and easy to read. You must have Real Audio Player to view some of the content.
ORGANIZATION:
The home page of Bookjackets.com contains large buttons to move throughout the site. Each subsequent page has links at the bottom to make navigation simple and efficient.
REVIEW:
Bookjackets.com is an interactive web page created by kids, for kids, that invites you to meet the authors, explore new books, and to Reach For Words. Created by the Ackerman family, it offers author biographies, book reviews, and lists and reviews of award winning books going back to the 1970s. In addition, the Limited Edition section provides reviews and opportunities to purchase signed copies of out-of-print books. The major focus of this page appears to be literature appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. This page is an excellent resource for those interested in literature for these age groups.
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10/23/2002