Books & Reading
Use these sites to enhance your child’s reading experience with suggestions based on her reading interests, book discussions, information about authors, recommendations from librarians and more.
Download e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines and more
Live-brary.com Kids – Download ebooks and audiobooks for kids using OverDrive.com
Libby – Download ebooks and audiobooks from Live-brary to this easy-to-use app for Apple, Android and Microsoft devices.
Flipster – Current and back issues of popular magazines available to read online or download.
Kanopy Kids – Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Kanopy Kids categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films and Movies for the Whole Family. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the app on your phone, tablet, computer, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku device.
An adult library card is required to register for, and to check out titles from Kanopy.
Other Literary Resources
An online collection of reading materials including picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels for children in grades K-6. Accessible only through August 31, 2020.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Check out reading recommendations specifically for students in grades K through 8. Browse or find specific title, series, and author read alikes, or use a search engine to find recommendations based on a child’s reading level and interests.
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ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books – Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. Browse the current list here.
Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature – at the University of Florida, contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. Many have been digitized and can be read online here.