Book Suggestions, Music & Movies
Favorite Booklists Online
A literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka.
Courtesy of the Hennepin County Library. “If you like” genre and grade level books for children.
A forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors kids enjoy.
A Mighty Girl
A large collection of books, toys and movies for “smart, confident and courageous girls.”
A database of reading recommendations based on subject, age, grade, reading level, includes read-alikes.
ALA Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
ALA Newbery Medal
Awarded annually to the most distinguished American children’s book of the year.
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
Book of the year winner decided by children’s votes. This award is sponsored by Salem State College in Salem, MA.
Resources to find books in a series by author, title or subject.
Mid-Continent Public Library
Juvenile series and sequels database that contains over 36, 000 books in 4,900 series titles.
Other Educational Websites
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
A service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO) that informs students, parents and educators about the Federal Government.
Hennepin County Early Literacy Resources
Help for children to get ready to read.
Kids InfoBits has a wide range of topics to help you with homework assignments.
National Fire Protection Association
Games, activities, apps and the history of Sparky the Firedog.
NASA Science for Kids
Stars, planets and space science.
National Geographic for Kids
Animals, places and fun facts from National Geographic.
Children’s Media and Magazines:
Reviews of movies, music, and games.
Parent’s Choice Award
Children's media and toy reviews.
EBooks, Digital Audiobooks, Movies and Music
Digital movies, music, ebooks and audiobooks.
Ebook downloads for computers and mobile devices.
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TumbleBookLibrary: K-6 children's eBook database
TumbleBookMath: K-6 math eBook database