Elementary - Parents & Teachers

A+ Math

Help students improve their math skills interactively through games, flashcards, puzzles and worksheets.

Best Children’s Books

Sorted by topic and reading level, here are lists of books organized by a team of teachers.


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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Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Information, educational materials, financial options and support resources for families of children with cerebral palsy.

Cool Math Games

Lots of cool math lessons and games designed to make learning math fun!


supplementary materials for elementary curricula

Ellison Die-Cut Collection

We have dozens of die-cuts that patrons may use for free!  To make sure that the machines are available to use, please call the Youth Services Desk at 248-693-3002 before coming in.  Bring in your own paper and use as many die-cuts as you like.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.
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Explora for Educators

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Explora for Educators is a teacher’s companion to the various Explora databases, searching across content such as ERIC and Academic Search Premier. It highlights lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
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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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Free Math Resources

Links to multiple sites with free math activities for all levels of learning.

Get Set for Kindergarten

A month-by-month guide to school readiness, including skills development, getting ready to read and health & wellness.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. To access LearningExpress Library, you will be asked to create an account.
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Math Goodies

Free math portal featuring interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework help.

Math is Fun

Games and worksheets for all levels of math

Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy

Information about lighthouses and life-saving stations located in Michigan. A key feature unique to this site is a section that features the tools used by lighthouse keepers on a regular basis.

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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Personal Educational Press

Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards, and quizzes to print directly from your browser.

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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Teach R Kids Math

Curriculum, worksheets, problem solving, online drill-based assignments and more designed for elementary school kids.