Books & Reading

Reading Websites

Novelist K8 website
A website for kindergartners through 8th graders. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
eBook K-8 Collection website
A website is for kindergartners through 8th graders and contains fiction and nonfiction books you can read online for school and fun. Search for what you want; picture books, homework topics and languages learning. Online help is available. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Link to TumbleBooks

K-6 children’s e-book database. Includes story books, read alongs, e-books, graphic novels, non-fiction, videos, puzzles & games and more. 

Link to TumbleMath

K-6 math e-book database with a collection of fun, math-related picture books to reinforce basic math concepts such as addition, subtraction, geometry, measurement and more. 

Reading Suggestions

Award Winning Books

Access over a dozen children's book awards including the Caldecott and Newbery Awards

Beginning Chapter Books: Series

Is your child ready to make the leap to chapter books? These chapter book series help ease the transition with short chapters, controlled vocabularies, illustrations and other features.

Great Early Elementary Reads

Recommended titles for children who are just learning to read and beginning to read on their own. The list is from the Association for Library Service to Children.

Family Read Aloud

There are few activities more rewarding than reading aloud to your children. Setting a regular read-aloud time, maybe at bedtime, is a great way to get in the read aloud habit. Picture books that can be read in one sitting are a good place to start. Adding longer chapter books is the next step and this "Family Read Alouds" list will help you find some great books to share with your children.