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Reading for School or Fun and What to Read Next!

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.

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!

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

  Choose your database below, and enter 48837GLPS
World Trade Press – Information for States, World Cities, Countries, and Maps

Global World Warrior —  175 Country guides — Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and much more!

AtoZ World Travel — 202 World City guides — travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, restaurants, health, security, language, maps, hotels, and lots more.

Atoz the USA — all 50 states, territories, and U.S.A. in general — Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.

AtoZ Maps — over 100,000 maps — Includes modern maps, antique maps, maps of exploration, geography games, video guides, and much more.

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.

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. 
THE destination for help with integrating MeL into Michigan classrooms and curriculum.

GLPS school handouts
GLPS school Handouts prepared by Lise Mitchell — please contact us if you would like a handout on a specific topic prepared for you!
Elementary student flyer handout
Middle School Research Handout
High School Research Handout
Robots on the Go

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Library of Michigan                    Institute of Museum and Library Services                                Michigan Department of Education