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Audio/Electronic Books

3M Cloud Library
Check out and use bestselling eBooks & eAudiobooks in an easy-to-use mobile app.

Check out and read full-color eMagazines in your browser or open in an app your mobile device.

Kids can borrow on-demand streaming movies and television episodes, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks and ecomics on a computer or mobile device. Items return automatically, which means there are never any overdue fines.
Want to read or listen to an award book now? hoopla titles are always available. Search and find some of the books on your list and stream them immediately!
“Kids Mode” can be implemented in the hoopla website and apps with the flip of a switch. Logged-in users simply go their settings page in the website or app and toggle “Kids Mode” on. Until the mode is switched back off, the user will be offered only children’s materials in all of the hoopla formats.

OverDrive gives on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from the library’s website. Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer or to your electronic device.

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books created from existing picture books that have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. In addition to books, the site also features puzzles, games and book reviews. Working just like an online music player, TumbleBooks can be preloaded and played one after another. Also available in Spanish and French.

Early World of Learning
Interactive stories, games and videos for preschool and early elementary age children that reinforce literacy skills such as phonics, colors, shapes and numbers. A “Fun Facts” section also explores nonfiction topics such as animals and community helpers.

Authors, Books & Book Characters

American Girl
Activities, stories and games featuring the main characters from the American Girl series

Babysitter's Club
The award-winning book series by Ann M. Martin

Beverly Cleary.com
Interactive web site with quizzes about favorite characters, such as Ramona, Henry, and Ralph S. mouse

Goosebumps on the Web
Enter if you dare!

Junie B Jones
Games, activities and information on books and characters

Magic Schoolbus
Games, art, books, toys, TV episodes and more

Marc Brown's Arthur
Have fun with Arthur and his friends

Mo Willems
Enjoy games and activities featuring the Pigeon and other characters from Mo Willems' books

Nickelodeon Jr.
Parents and preschoolers can enjoy games and activities based on popular characters such as Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues and The Backyardigans.

PBS Kids: TechKnow
Links to Arthur, Barney, Cratt's Creatures, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Teletubbies, Theodore Tugboard, and more

Interactive site with games, videos and teacher suggestions related to Dav Pilkey books, such as Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta

Games featuring Pokémon

Rick Riordan
Explore the online world of Rick Riordan and learn about Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles

RIF Reading Planet
Write and illustrate stories and poems, and play reading games

Scholastic's Clifford the Big Red Dog Site
Fun and games with Clifford and his friend Emily Elizabeth

Scholastic's Harry Potter Site
Fun and games with Harry and his friends at Hogwarts Wizard School

Fun activities and games featuing favorite Dr. Seuss characters

Book Sites

Best Children's Books.org
Created by elementary school teachers, to help parents and homeschoolers find the best books for children on a wide range of subjects

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
A database of 78 children's literacy-award-winning books throughout six English-speaking countries; includes titles that can be searched by age, historical period, genre, and other subject areas.

International Children's Digital Library
Contains the best of children's literature from around the world, which can be read online and in full text and in a variety of languages.

Author interviews, book reviews, reading lists and features on upcoming books for children.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)In LibraryRemote
Fiction database that provides subject-heading access, reviews, annotation, sections for Author Read-a-likes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, Annotated Book Lists and more.
Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

Progressive Phonics
Free downloadable books and activity sheets that are phonics-based.

Interactive site that promotes learning to read, through stories and alphabet sounds; for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first graders.

TeachingBooks.net In LibraryRemote
TeachingBooks.net can help educators add a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and middle grades books. The online database includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.
A user name and password are required to use this database if you are NOT in the library. Call 281-341-2605 during library hours or use Chat with a librarian 24/7; just have your library barcode number handy and ask for the TexShare username and password.

Book Levels

Accelerated Reader Book Find AR BookFinder
A site that assists parents and students to find Accelerated Reader books and levels

Lexile Scores
Lexile measures a child's ability based on reading comprehension, not grade level.

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