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Whether it comes from Shakespeare or the poet-next-door, it's difficult to find a better expression than that of the age-old sonnet. At Sonnet Central, www.sonnets.org you'll be able to lose yourself in the beauty of these songlike poems. The Time Line will take you from the early works of John Milton and Thomas Wyatt to the later glories of William Wordsworth and Robert Frost. While the emphasis here is on English works, you'll also find sonnets from places like Italy, Sweden and New Zealand. There's also a listing of all the famous sonnet authors, from William Alabaster to William Butler Yeats. This site is so complete you'll even find sonnets about sonnets.
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Grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back and relax. It's time for Story Hour, brought to you by the Internet Library. Snuggle up at www.ipl.org/div/storyhour and get ready for tales of adventure, magic and fun! Read about the Three Little Kittens, complete with way-cool graphics, or listen in to the tales of Old Mother Hubbard and Little Red Riding Hood in audio format. If you're not afraid of rodents, you'll love the wonderfully illustrated Mousie's Adventures. Some stories are even written and illustrated by kids like you! Check out the collection of magic stories, including the Magic Waffles and the Magic Bowling Ball. You'll meet such characters as Molly Whuppie and the Fisherman and his Wife. Or follow along in the race between the Tortoise and the Hare. Guess who wins? For the well-traveled reader, there's even a Japanese fairytale called "The Boy Who Drew Cats." It's story time!
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Don't wait until bedtime to drift into the fantastic dream world of castles, kings and bizarre creatures. There is a story waiting for you right now, courtesy of Whootie Owl, at www.storiestogrowby.com With tales from all over the world (and for kids of all ages), Whootie's got lots of stories you've surely never heard before. Meet the fish-girl of Spain, or the French prince with an enormous nose. Check out the great animal stories, too, from the fairy tale files of Africa and Norway. It isn't a dream. Storytime is anytime you want it to be. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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You say you've been dying to read something new, but are trapped in the house? Never fear, here is a library that will come to you! There is no need for a library card at www.nypl.org/collections. It's your access to the New York Public Library's great digital collection. You can use it to read entire books online, and there's some great reading here. The library has more than just books. You can download video clips, sounds and graphics that give you insight into the histories of music, theater and industry. This is one library you'll want to spend hours browsing. You'll find subjects you never even thought of. Don't waste your borrowing privileges any longer-check out a digital library book today.
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Who said public television was boring? No way! "on2" is the coolest side of public television you've ever seen because it's made by students just like you. Slide up to the news desk at www.pbs.org/newshour/extra to catch the latest reports from the best sources. There are tons of topics, covering everything from high fashion to natural disasters. You can log on with guest experts and listen to interviews. But don't just interact. Act! "on2" is just waiting for you to get behind the camera and into the newsroom. Is there an ace reporter lurking inside of you?
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