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Lists of materials appropriate to children prepared by the Youth Services staff of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
- Book Lists for Younger Children
- Good Reads
- Historical Fiction
- Our Stories
- Picture Books Around the World
- Special Topics
Outside the Library: BookFlix Access from Home
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for children in grades PreK-3. It pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks (some in Spanish). It includes read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words. Specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers.
- Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Use this database to find a good book to read and to find lists of award winning titles. See also the Children's Literature homepage for monthly features and author/illustrator interviews.
- Kids Search - Middle School
Full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
- Novelist K-8
Assists readers of children's fiction in finding new authors and titles. Find the order of titles written in a series.
Full text search on popular magazines aimed towards primary school students. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
- Tumblebook Library
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks--animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. También disponible en Español.
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