Reading on the Web

Best Children’s Books

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

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 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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Common Sense Media

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

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.

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.



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.
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Hoopla is available for Orion residents with a valid library card only.

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.


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. NoveList K-8 Tutorial

OverDrive / Libby for Kids

OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive / Libby 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.
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OverDrive / Libby for Kids is available for Orion residents with a valid library card only.

Storyline Online

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

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 […]