Curated lists of picture books on a diverse array of topics.
Book Guides & Lesson Plans – Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader’s theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you’re reading in any K-12 classroom.
Booklist: Build Your Own – Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
Diverse Books – Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.
Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists – Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists – often organized by chapter – for the books that you’re teaching. Vocabulary lists include definitions, example sentences pulled from each book, and audio pronunciations.
Meet-the-Author Videos & Book Readings – Have the author reveal, anytime, the author’s purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials.
Resources for Award-Winning Books – Lists of U.S. Award Winning titles.
Access with your Library Card • All ages
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CK-12 is a free, online classroom where students can learn math, science, english, and many more concepts. Students can explore subject-based videos and join the cafe to ask for help from others.
Ages 5 – 17
Cool Math Games is focused on making mathematics fun, convincing millions of people that cool+math is an equation that makes sense. The website includes logic games, trivia games, strategy games, and much more.
Search for word meanings, pronunciation, origin, synonyms, and more. Merriam-Webster has been a trusted dictionary resource since 1828. Browse the ‘Word of the Day,’ word games, and word quizzes.
Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study site. Free access includes flashcard development for topic studying and review, as well as games for learning.
Ages 12+ • Mobile apps available
TypingClub is a free web-based way to learn to type. It is an engaging and interactive experience that turns learning typing into a game, with levels, badges, stars, voiceover, and typing playback.
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Duolingo is a fun and addictive way to learn languages. Earn points for correct answers, race against a clock, and level up with bite-sized lessons.
Mobile apps available • All ages
ABCMouse is an online academy of learning covering reading, language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. ABCMouse consists of more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons. The academy is laid out in a “Step by Step Learning Path” and activities include videos, digital books, coloring, learning games, poems, puzzles, and songs.
In Library Use Only • Ages 2-8
PBS Kids includes over 90 free educational games, videos, and full episodes from favorite cartoon characters, including Curious George, Wild Kratts, Arthur, and more.
Starfall is a website focused on teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners basic English reading and writing skills. Starfall primarily uses games and phonics, and in the final reading stage of the website includes nonfiction books, riddles, Chinese fables, and comics.