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  • Look for Books at the Public Library

    Book Suggestions

    What Should I Read Next?: Did you just finish a great book and want to read another one like it? This is the site for you. Just type in the title or author and their book engine will provide a list of suggestions of great books to read next.

    Recommended Reading Lists: Complied by school librarians in Texas and judged by students like you, these reading lists are a great place to find suggestions for books. The lists are divided by grade level and include a wide range of topics, including both fiction and nonfiction stories.

    Scholastic Book Wizard: Searching by reading level and similiar book just got easier-- the Book Wizard can magic up just the right book for you!


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  • Time For Kids: All the latest news written just for kids! Hear what's going on from the TFK kid reporters.

    Star Tribune: Read all the latest news in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the world.


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  • PebbleGo: PebbleGo has nonfiction articles on animals, biographies, earth & space, and social studies. Great for research and independent reading.

    St. Paul Public Library Ebooks: Download ebooks with your SPPL library card to read on your computer, tablet, phone, or ereader. Check them out like any other book, but don't wait to read them -- ebooks automatically return to the library after 2 weeks.

    TumbleBook Library: A collection of animated, talking picture books, TumbleBook Library will read the story out loud and highlight the text as you read. It also has nonfiction books, books in Spanish and French, educational videos, and extras such as quizzes and games.

    TumbleBook Cloud Jr.: For 3rd-6th graders, TumbleBook Cloud Jr.  includes longer chapter ebooks, nonfiction ebooks in all subjects, audio books, graphic novels, educational videos, and extras such as quizzes and games. Read books with amazing pictures. New books are added every week. A free registration is required.

    MackinVIA: Check out ebooks from our very own ebook database using your student ID number and password. Read them on the computer or download them to your favorite device.


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  • Giggle Poetry: Feeling like a laugh? Giggle Poetry will have you laughing in five minutes or less! Then learn how to write your own poems!

    Children's Poetry Archive: Search this archive by theme, poet, or poetic form for fantastic poems for kids, all of which are read aloud by their authors.


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  • Count Your Sheep: Katie can't sleep. So she tries counting sheep. But the one sheep that shows up is better at helping Katie get into trouble than helping her sleep!

    The Last of the Polar Bears: In the warming Arctic of the near future, a mother polar bear and her two cubs struggle to survive. Follow Stella and Nanuk as they discover the outside world.

    Little Dee: Little Dee is lost in the woods when she bumps into Ted the bear and won't let go. Ted decides to take care of her until he finds her parents. After all, taking care of a little kid can't be hard for a big bear, right?

    Make Beliefs Comix!: Make your own comics! Insert one of the many characters, throw in some props, and write your own funny dialogue.