Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Online Resources

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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.

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.

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before.  Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo, the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research, includes database options for Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies.

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.

Homeschooling Resources

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