Youth

ABCmouse.com for Libraries

ABCmouse.com

With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).
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BookFlix

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. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
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Britannica Fundamentals

Pre-K – 2nd Grade – Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

Britannica School

With Britannica School, students can conduct research using thousands upon thousands of searchable encyclopedia and journal articles, images, videos, audios, curated primary sources with curriculum relevance, detailed maps, editor-recommended Web sites, learning games, a world atlas, and a wealth of how-to research tools. Choose from three learning entry points - Elementary, Middle, or High School - then select a reading level that matches each student’s ability.
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CreativeBug

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CreativeBug offers unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and crafts classes taught by artists and creative experts, with more being added monthly. Patrons will have access to a personalized landing page where they can save favorite classes and receive personalized recommendations. Courses also include downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes.
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eBook 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.

Explora for Middle Schools

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Explora for Middle Schools provides hundreds of magazines and reference books for middle school students. This resource includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies, as well as photos, maps, and flags.
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Explora for Primary Schools

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Explora for Primary Schools provides children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images for elementary students. Children can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.
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Hoopla

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With an Orion Library card, Orion residents can instantly stream or download thousands of audiobook, comic book, ebook, movie, television, and music titles to their computer or compatible mobile device. Beginning on January 1, 2019, Hoopla checkout limits will be reduced to up to 6 titles per month.
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Kanopy Kids

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Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire, inform, and help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem. Categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films, and Movies for the Whole Family.
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Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Find out about Michigan authors! Search for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. Find authors for presentations and visits. This is a great source for students looking for Michigan authors to read and teachers looking for Michigan authors to do events. This database is brought to you by the Michigan Association of […]

Middle Search Plus

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Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
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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.

OverDrive

OverDrive

With an Orion Library card, Orion residents can download and access eBooks and audiobooks using a computer, eBook reader, or compatible mobile device. When setting up the OverDrive or Libby app on a mobile device, search for "Midwest Collaborative for Library Services" to find the Orion Township Public Library.
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OverDrive for Kids

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 […]

PebbleGo

Pebble Go

PebbleGo, the award winning PreK – 2 database for reading and research, includes database options for Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies.

PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo Next is the next step for researchers ready to graduate from PebbleGo to more robust content. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6 curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students with built-in reading and research tools such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. PebbleGo’s initial module covers States and American […]

Primary Search

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Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
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TeenBookCloud

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(Grades 6 – 12)  TeenBookCloud (formerly 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.

TrueFlix

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 […]

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

(Grades K – 5)  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 […]

World Book

World Book Online

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Modules includes Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Info Finder, World Book Reference Center, World Book Timelines, World eBook, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
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