Reading Resources

Book Lists for Kids of All Ages and Tastes

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Our Kids' World librarians have created many book lists for young readers. A sample of our lists is shown below. Our Kids' Book Lists page will help you find just the right book for your child to read next.

 

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Leveled Reading Systems

Leveled reading is a method used for children with books that best match their reading abilities. Use the links below to find books matching your preferred leveled reading system:

We've compiled a chart to help you compare reading levels for these systems and more.

Reading Level Conversion Table

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What Do Those Letters Mean?

Spine labels can help you figure out which items are right for your child.

  • - infants–grade 2
  • - grades 3–5
  • - grades 6–8
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0-5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read.

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is for children from birth up to the start of kindergarten. It’s never too early to join!

Get started today by registering online or at the Kids' World Desk.

DIY Kids' Book Discussion

Do you love reading and wish you could talk about books with your friends? Try a DIY book discussion!

Step 1: Ask your fellow bookworm friends to join.

Step 2: Come to Kids' World and choose a title from the book discussion collection; these check out for six weeks!

Step 3: Make sure everyone has a copy of the book and then read the book!

Step 4: Set a date and invite everyone over to your house to talk about the book. Have some snacks ready - snacks make everything better.

Step 5: Not sure what questions to ask to get started talking about the book? Try these:

  1. What was your favorite part of this book?
  2. Who was your favorite character in the book? Why?
  3. Have you ever had an experience similar to any described in this story?
  4. Is there anything about this book you didn’t like?
  5. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
  6. Do you know any people in real life who may be similar to some of the characters in this book?
  7. Have you ever read any books like this one?
  8. What did you think of the ending of the book? Did it make sense?
  9. Would you like to read another book by this author?
  10. What is your favorite book of all time? Why is it your favorite book?

Kids' Online Reading Resources

BookFlix

Interactive stories, true books and games to play (preschool-3rd grade).

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Hoopla Read-Alongs

Hundreds of read-alongs, many based on popular movies, comics and children's books. (Children with a Kids' World-only card will need to use a parent's/guardian's hoopla account for access.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Help connect young readers to books of interest.

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StoryCove

A read-along collection of international folktales.

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Tumble Book Library

Animated stories you can read along to!

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TumbleMath

Fun, simple math lessons, focusing on basics, in the form of read-alongs. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools for home-schoolers

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