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Beginning Readers

Great Websites for Learning to Read
The learning to read section of the American Library Association’s collection of outstanding websites.

Reading Bear
A fun way to learn to read. We teach over 1,200 vocabulary items. Our 50 presentations cover all the main phonics rules. All free and nonprofit!

An interactive phonics education website that encourages all readers from learning the letters of the alphabet to wonderful interactive chapter books.


A Mighty Girl
The book section of this great website geared at “smart, confident and courageous girls” boasts over 2,000 reads. Features helpful search tools if looking for a specific topic.

Guys Read
Are you a guy in need of a good read? Check out these recommendations from Guys Read author-founder Jon Scieszka.

The Brown Bookshelf
A website dedicated to the promotion of African American writing for young readers.

Juvenile Series and Sequels Database @ Mid-Continent Public Library
Want to know how many books there in your favorite series? Did you forget the name of the NEXT book in that series? Check out this extensive database of series and sequels!

Join this free, protected social network for children ages 6-13 designed to engage, encourage and excite young people about reading! Parents make an account for their children and start your reading log!

International Children’s Digital Library
Dive into this vast collection of FREE books from all across the world and many different languages to promote a global community.

African Storybook
Find FREE African stories for children learning to read. Here you will find stories from African oral tradition and stories about experiences, hopes and fears of African children today.

Storyplace [Rincón de Cuentos]
Lo último en la biblioteca digital de los niños. Explore las páginas llenas de cuentos y actividades para niños, jóvenes, y adultos.

Looking for your favorite book series! Check out the links below!

Do you have an iPad or Android Tablet? Check out our catalog of e-books and e-audiobooks! Available to download right to your smartphone or tablet. You can also look at the statewide collection of electronic materials available through OneClick Digital.


Word Reference
For help with translating from English to Spanish (and many other languages)!

Citation Machine
The Internet’s best assistant to properly sourced and cited research papers.

Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
A hub of silly poetry for kids from poet Gareth Lancaster.

Fun & Games with Shel Silverstein
Activities, games and puzzles about the work of seminal poet Shel Silverstein.

Rhyme Zone
Crafting a rhyming poem or story and need some help? Visit Rhyme Zone!

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