In these categories, you’ll find both library resources (which you can access from home with your library card) and useful links to resources on the open web.
BookFlix – This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other Scholastic imprints. This engaging resource for children in grades pre-K through 3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduce them to a world of knowledge and exploration. Children can “watch” a book being read to them or read it themselves. You’ll need your library card number with you to log on from home.
TrueFlix – The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.
My StoryMaker – It’s a game! No, it’s a book! It’s…My StoryMaker! You’re the author with this online tool that lets you choose your characters, scenery, and extra items and then bring them to life with actions and emotions!
NoveList K-8 – Ever read a book or a series that you love so much you wish you could find others just like it? NoveList to the rescue! Search for a title, author, or other keyword and then click on the link for author read-alikes, title read-alikes, or series read-alikes. You’ll need your library card number to log on from home.
Kids & Teen Book Lists – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh links to these book lists for all ages.
Accelerated Reader Book Find – Find books by reading level.
Online Fun and Learning Portals for Kids
Great Websites for Kids – Sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, this comprehensive portal will introduce you to an amazing range of free, fun, educational websites for kids. Browse by category (animals, the arts, history, literature & languages, mathematics & computers, reference, sciences, and social studies), most popular, and top rated sites, or search for specific keywords.
Kids InfoBits – provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
Reading and Literacy Resources
Reading is Fundamental – This nonprofit literacy foundation provides an array of games, stories, and activities on their website, as well as resources for grownups.
Lexia – If you’re a CV student, log in with your teacher’s email address to access this reading program.
Fun and Games
PBS Kids – You can find videos, games, and other activities inspired by your favorite PBS shows on this website.