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Audio/Electronic Books

OverDrive
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.

TumbleBooks
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.

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

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

Pokémon
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

Seussville
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.

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

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

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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