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Authors & Illustrators

A collection of the official web sites for many popular authors & illustrators, Michigan authors & illustrators, and popular children's book publishers compiled by our Youth Librarians

Big Universe

Read hundreds of books online, or create your own!

Book Adventure

Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read!  Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.

Book Wizard

Find leveled books by title, author, or your student's reading level, plus booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.  Provided by Scholastic.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Books & Authors

Designed to help you decide what to read next.  Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series.  Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and librarian's favorites lists.  Titles include both fiction and non-fiction.

Common Sense Media

Kids' books, movies, video games and more are reviewed and rated for age-appropriate content.

EBSCOhost eBooks K-8 Collection

Beginning reader-friendly fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Online help is available too.

Edifying and Edgy

Whether you're looking for a Clean Teen Read, or something a bit more edgy, this site has reviews for you.  Books are rated with halos and pitchforks!

Guys Read

Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.  Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

Just One More Book

Love children's books?  Love children's authors?   This site is full of podcasts of children's authors talking about their favorite books for kids!

Kids Lit Blog

"Blog" is short for "weblog," or an online interactive journal.   This is a great blog about books and more for kids and teens.

KidsReads

Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see?  Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so?  Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it?  Or wished you had a place to discover new books?  KidsReads and the Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 allows you to discover fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in the classroom.  Use favorite book titles and authors to find additional books to read or use in the classroom.

OneClickDigital

Download and listen to classic titles using your computer or supported mobile device.  New users will be asked to create an account and authenticate using your Orion Library card.

OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive for Kids, or Kids' eReading Room, shows only kids’ content.  No adult content will appear in the search results.  All titles in the eReading Room are also cataloged by reading level, AT scores and other reading metrics to help parents and teachers select titles to aid in literacy campaigns.  All titles can be sampled in OverDrive Read prior to borrowing or placing a hold.

Storyline Online

Listen to some of your favorite actors read children's books with this online streaming video program!

TrueFlix

An online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century Skills through the inquiry process.  All of the True Book titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which kids can read, or have read to them.

TumbleBookCloud

TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks!  All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!  It’s designed specifically for elementary and middle schools.  All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.

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