Children's Books and More

Listen to some of America’s favorite musicians and book lovers that created a song to encourage other Book People to join the cause. The track was produced by The Roots with vocal support from Jack Black, Chris Martin, John Legend, Jim James, Jason Schwartzman, Nate Ruess, Melanie Fiona, Carrie Brownstein, Regina Spektor and Consequence.

Here is a link to the video on my server

Here is a link to the full song on my server


Fundations worksheets for grades K and 1st Grade!


Books for All Ears Selected by Children's Librarians, this annotated list of books are the titles that should not be missed
by anyone. (Click Link or Picture to download PDF document)


Classic Children's Books Arranged by age level, an annotated list of books
that were published more than twenty years ago, but still popular. (Click Link or Picture to download PDF document)


Great Books for Kids  A suggested list of holiday and gift-giving titles
arranged by specific age levels. (Click Link or Picture to download PDF document)




Slavery Book Choices




Choices Reading and movie Lists Best Books for Grades 6-8 HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S COMMON CORE Scholastic Common Sense for Common Core (click on Book List) Popular 6th - 8th Grade Books Book List by Ages Read Aloud America Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Official Trailer Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer A Series of Unfortunate Events 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know




Links to other Websites for Children's Book Choices (The Last Dragon Chronicles Chris d'Lacey) (The Hunger Games) (The White Rabbit Chronicles) (Poison Apple Series from Scholastic) (Rotten Apple Books from Scholastic) (I Survived Series from Scholastic) (The Chocolate Touch book) Bugglepuffs and the Magic Key


Bullying Books

The following 7 books are recommended for upper-elementary and middle school students (these books are recommended by Jonna Palmer)

1. Wonder

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”

Wonder by R.J. Palacio spent more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list. Ten-year-old Auggie has severe facial deformities and has endured countless surgeries. He’s terrified when his loving parents announce that he’ll attend school for the first time this year. While he’s the central character, the book is narrated in first-person by Auggie’s friends, family, and even one student who says hurtful things about Auggie. This middle-grade novel has won legions of fans.

2. Boy at the Top of the Mountain

“Is it really that easy for the innocent to be corrupted?”

Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne is as difficult to read as it is important. Pierre is growing up in Paris as the Second World War looms. His best friend is deaf — and Jewish. When his mother dies, leaving him an orphan, Pierre goes to live with his aunt, the housekeeper at Hitler’s Berghof in Germany. After being bullied by Hitler and his followers, Pierre slowly turns into a bully himself, with devastating consequences.

3. Bully

What would you do?

Bully by Patricia Polacco is a picture book for older readers. Sixth-grader Lyla makes a great friend, Jamie, on her first day at a new school, but abandons him when the “popular” girls on the cheerleading squad invite her to join their group. Soon, the girls are leaving horrible comments on social media about Jamie and others. After Lyla finally stands up for her friend, she becomes a target online, too.

4. Restart

Will a bully always be a bully?

Restart by Gordon Korman follows the trials of a former bully who falls off his roof and ends up with a serious case of amnesia. When he wakes up, he doesn’t remember anything of his life before the accident and can’t understand the animosity and fear exhibited by his new friends in the video club. On his journey to mend his ways, he must win over the sister of a boy whom he tormented into leaving town. Funny and thoughtful, Korman’s books are always a delight and this one is no different.

5. Wolf Hollow

“And I decided that there might be things I would never understand, no matter how hard I tried. Though try I would.”

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk takes place in 1943 in rural Pennsylvania. New-girl Betty torments the protagonist, Annabelle, and her brothers mercilessly. When Annabelle finally stands up to Betty, the bully turns her attention to Toby, a World War I veteran who suffers from PTSD. When Betty disappears, Toby is the prime suspect, but Annabelle believes him innocent and sets out to prove it.

6. Colin Fischer

“Sometimes, you get answers to questions you never thought to ask. And sometimes, the answers make you wish you hadn’t asked the questions in the first place.”

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Jack Stentz is particularly popular with eighth-graders at our school. Colin is on the autism spectrum and has been tormented by an older bully for years. He carries a notebook with facial expressions to help him decipher what people actually mean, however, understanding people and their motivations remains a challenge. When a gun goes off in the school cafeteria and the bully is arrested for the crime, Colin isn’t sure the authorities have the right culprit. He must decide if he should investigate and run the risk of returning his nemesis to school.

7. Wishtree

“The world’s a tough place… doesn’t matter if you’re a bunny or a lizard or a kid.”

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate was published in late September and explores a very timely topic. Red, a tree who has seen many changes in the neighborhood over more than 200 years, notices all of the comings and goings of the houses on the block, including when a Muslim family moves in across the street. Red is greatly disturbed when someone carves the word “Leave,” into the trunk and decides to try to do something about it.


Other Bullying Books~~

The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author. Check Amazon for more information..




Online Reading Websites and More:





TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.  The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish, instead of English.   Link is courtesy of Portland Public Library! I also added the link to TumbleBooks from the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio on the Pre K - 8 Links Page 2.


Tumble Books is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign-language (French & Spanish) titles; Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation); eBooks and audiobooks, which may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days; Tumble Puzzles and Games; and Tumble Resources. Link courtesy of Glen Ellyn Public Library.

Tumble Book Cloud Junior is a collection of read-along, online titles in categories such as Early Readers, Chapter Books, Teen Fiction, Classics & Drama/Poetry. The collection also includes downloadable eBooks which may be downloaded for 90 days. Download as many titles as you would like at one time! You can have them narrated aloud, turn the page automatically and you can even customize your screen for font size, text and screen color. Read-alongs are great for emergent, struggling or reluctant readers and will also appeal to accomplished readers who are excited to follow along in the narration of their favorite books!

Audio Book Cloud is another collection of online streaming and downloadable audiobooks which may be downloaded for 90 days. You may download as many as you would like at one time

(Tumble Books, Tumble Book Cloud Junior, and Audio Book Cloud links courtesy of Glen Ellyn Public Library)

 Tumble Book Cloud link courtesy of Beekmantown School


    User Name:  beekmantown

                     Password:  login







Scholastic go! Flix

TrueFlix, FreedomFlix, ScienceFlix and Scholastic Go User Name:   jcegps

 Password:  jcegps

Courtesy of Julian Curtiss




Username: wilentz    Password: bookflix

Courtesy of Robert N. Wilentz School


ZookBooks Digital Copy - Animals



World Book Online

Username: wilentz   Password:  library



Username: Conder

Password: Stars

Use this Username and Password for  Username: rside  Password: riv2009

Password:   (courtesy of Riverside School Ct)

Username: jcurtiss

Password: student

Courtesy of Julian Curtiss


Username: spps

Password: media

 PebbleGo, the latest innovation from Capstone Press, includes hundreds of animals, audio and video clips, carefully leveled text and educational games.

Courtesy of SPPS Library

You can also click on this link to access Pebble Go without a username and password


Capstone Interactive Digital Books

Username: newlisbon

Password: school

Courtesy of New Lisbon Edmonson Library

Click on the above link for streaming e-book connection!

USER NAME = patron1 PASSWORD= ebooks


CLICK HERE TO ENTER ABDO DIGITAL Marshall County Public Library (more titles available) Refresh Browser and Log Out if logged into Edmonson Library).
Username: MCPLS
Password: star12

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks, 70 interactive books accredited for use with SMART Boards, sports and curricular digital databases, and Go Reader audio books.  Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.

Click on the above link for streaming e-book connection!

USER NAME = patron PASSWORD= ebooks


*Sesame Street Ebooks*!  Link courtesy of the Portage County Public Library!


Get a kid’s-eye view of the daily lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos, recipes and more.

Username: Garrison

Password: Forest or to authorize your computer by entering username: password: starfall

Links courtesy of McDowell Mountain School and Tully Central School District


PRE K - 8 LINKS PAGE 2 (Scroll down to find over one hundred sites for free children's books online)


Contact your school librarian for the username and password or go to INFOhio’s Get My School’s Password page at

Resources from ISearch, Ancestry Library Edition, Biography Reference Bank, Consumer Health Complete, Digital Video Collection, EBSCOhost Multi-Database Search, Spanish Language Encyclopedia, Explora for Grades 6-8, INFOhio eBook/eResource Collection, IWonder, French Encyclopedia, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference, Science Online, Science Reference Center, World Book Student, World Book Timelines! password: wiseowl17

Resources from Britannica, EBSCO, and Scholastic (Grolier)




*Capstone Interactive Digital Books links courtesy of New Lisbon

*Tumble Books and TumbleReadables links courtesy of Portland Public Library!

*Books for All Ears, Classic Children's Books, Great Books for Kids pdf documents courtesy of Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio!

*abdo digital and Bearport's complete list of Children's Choices links courtesy of Edmonson and Marshall County Public Library!

*More Starfall courtesy of McDowell Mountain School and Tully Central School District

*Trueflix and Power Knowledge Life Science courtesy of Julian Curtiss



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