Children’s Department

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is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, graphic novels, YA/teen novels, high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students, plus classics of American and English literature.

Read-Alongs are great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers, as well as being an excellent tool for ESL. They are also well received by strong and accomplished readers who are excited to follow along to the narration of their favorite books. Children, who are now growing up with e-mail, instant messaging, IPODs, and text messaging are early and willing adopters to this innovative online reading experience.

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 AudioBookCloud.com allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button.Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books!There are 1,000 books in the collection and we’re always adding more!These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.Browse. Click. Listen. It’s that easy!
WorldBook Kids
World Book Kids is the premier general reference Web site developed especially for young students.  The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, video, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

World Book Kids features:

• A variety of simple search and browse navigation options

• Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia
• Engaging images, illustrations, and videos
• A tool for exploring and comparing animals
• An Important People feature to help students search and browse through several thousand biographies
• A collection of age-appropriate science fair projects
• Atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags

Access from Home: Yes • A tool for exploring and comparing places
• Over 200 educational games and activities
• Teacher resources
Click Here for TB TumbleBook Library
 The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers.  Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!

Explora Elementary an appealing new EBSCOhost® interface for K12 schools and public libraries. EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Access from Home: Yes Note: This link will take you to the EBSCO portal. From there, you can click on the Kids Search link.