Who Wrote This?
"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." [Tell Me!]
Looking for a Good Book? We Can Help!
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
- Paws to Read: Summer Reading Book List
- 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.
- enki Library
The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. eBooks are available in PDF and EPUB formats with your Adobe ID. Content is currently focused on smaller and independent publishers. It includes fiction, biography, health cooking & craft, and more -- see the Advanced Search for a list of included subjects.
- Novelist K-8
Assists readers of children's literature in finding new authors and titles. Find the order of titles written in a series.
- 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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