In these categories, you’ll find both library resources (which you can access from home with your library card) and useful links to resources on the open web.
BookFlix – This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other Scholastic imprints. This engaging resource for children in grades pre-K through 3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduce them to a world of knowledge and exploration. Children can “watch” a book being read to them or read it themselves. You’ll need your library card number with you to log on from home.
TrueFlix – The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.
NoveList K-8 – Ever read a book or a series that you love so much you wish you could find others just like it? NoveList to the rescue! Search for a title, author, or other keyword and then click on the link for author read-alikes, title read-alikes, or series read-alikes. You’ll need your library card number to log on from home.
Kids & Teen Book Lists – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh links to these book lists for all ages.
Accelerated Reader Book Find – Find books by reading level.
Online Fun and Learning Portals for Kids
Kids InfoBits – provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
Reading and Literacy Resources
Reading is Fundamental – This nonprofit literacy foundation provides an array of games, stories, and activities on their website, as well as resources for grownups.
Fun and Games
PBS Kids – You can find videos, games, and other activities inspired by your favorite PBS shows on this website.