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Reading for School or Fun and What to Read Next!

Scholastic Bookflix
Grades PreK – 5. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!

eBook K-8 Collection
K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online – for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Some titles available to download.

NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus: reader’s advisory to help figure out what to read next, listing of series, or find read-a-likes.  Includes teacher resource “Teaching with Books.”

  KDL What’s Next
Trying to figure out what comes in next in your favorite series? KDL has an easy to search place to find your answer.

Great Research Resources from the Library of Michigan!

Britannica School
Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High.  Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

Research in Context InfoTrac Student Edition/Research in Context
This database has a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.  Great tools including a dictionary, MLA citations, note taking and highlighting, and downloading to Google Drive

Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits: easy subject quide or keyword searching with icons for reading levels.  This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

General Reference Center GoldGeneral Reference Center Gold
Mostly full text. Integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.  Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Updated daily. Indexing, abstracts, image, or full text formats available.

InfoTrac NewsstandInfoTrac Newsstand
Full text. Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers.

Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints in Context
Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.

World Book Kids World Book for Kids
World Book Kids:  provides kid friendly encyclopedia.

Kids World News
Free learning activities for kids.

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