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Painting, origami, poetry, art and crafts - we've got links and programs galore if you're interested in developing your right brain. 


Check out our sure-fire steps to getting your words in print.

Step 1 – Let your imagination go. Use bright, vivid words. Write about things you know.
Step 2 – Check your work for spelling errors. Have a friend or sibling read your work over.
Step 3 – Take a look at the list of Writers' Resources below that give kids their first big break. 
Step 4 – How do they want you to submit your work? Do you submit online or do you send it in with a self-addressed stamped envelope? Either way, ship it off and cross your fingers. Good luck!

 Art Links

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Art Access
The Art Institute of Chicago's site for kids grades K-12
Learn to Draw and Animate
Folding Paper Cranes
Find out how to do it
Kids at Art
Recycled Craft Projects
Launch Pad
Where young authors and illustrators take off!
Magic Dragon
A full-color quarterly magazine of writing and art created by children
New Moon
Where girls create and share poetry, artwork, videos, and more!
Draw and Paint!
Skipping Stones
A multicultural magazine that accepts art and original writings in every language and from all ages
Stone Soup
Made up entirely of the creative work of children ages 8 to 13

Origami Butterfly - Use for formatted text, tables, and images.  Origami Butterfly

 Writers' Resources

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Dewey Decimal System
Can't make sense of our Non-Fiction section?  Here's some help!
International Children’s Digital Library
Read Around the World
Periodic Table of Comic Books
Know your comics?
Reading RocketsReading Rockets
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
View these animated, talking picture books at the library or on your home computer. The collection also contains TumblePuzzles, TumbleGames and TumbleQuizzes based on the picture books.
What's Next?
Wondering what comes next in your favorite series? Kent District Library's search can help!
Young Writer
The magazine for young people with something to say