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Books and Reading

Reading is vital to success in school and in life. Helping your child cultivate a love of reading is one of the most important ways a parent can assure that success. INFOhio subscription resource links are included as well as non-INFOhio sites. INFOhio does not guarantee the reliability of links to other sites. Some non-INFOhio sites include advertising and e-commerce.

eBooks & Audio Books

BookFlix. For grades PreK-3. Literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books to build a love of reading and learning.
Early World of Learning. For grades PreK-3. Resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.
INFOhio’s eBook Collection is available through ISearch. From your search results, look for eBooks on the My Library tab or the eBooks & Videos tab. The INFOhio eBook Collection contains titles available for online viewing or download to electronic devices. The collection includes thousands of public domain ebook titles from Project Gutenberg.
Literature Online: American & English Literature. For grades 8-12.Full-text searchable works available as part of INFOhio’s Core Collection. Includes poetry, drama and fiction.
Ohio Digital Library Kids Collection. Use your public library card to read eBooks. The Ohio Digital Library is a program of the State Library of Ohio and is supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds. To find out if your public library participates, click here.
Ohio Digital Library Teens Collection. Use your public library card to read eBooks. The Ohio Digital Library is a program of the State Library of Ohio and is supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds. To find out if your public library participates, click here.
Storyline Online. Screen Actors Guild members read children’s stories aloud, with visuals from the books and background music. Author and performer information, activities and lesson plans for each book.
SYNC Audiobooks for Teens. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Finding the Right Books to Encourage Reading

AR BookFinder. Accelerated Reader’s online search tool lets users search for books that have accompanying AR quizzes by author, topic, title, interest level, and ATOS level.
Bookhive. Short reviews for hundreds of books, activities and more for pre-teens. From the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.
Choose to Read Ohio. Spotlights Ohio authors and promotes reading across the state. The State Library of Ohio, the Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book encourage Ohioans of all ages to read and enjoy books together.
Grow Up Reading – Parents. Tips for “How to Raise a Reader.” Includes websites, articles, and more.
Lexile. Learn about Lexile levels and matching readers with books on their levels.
Juvenile Series and Sequels. Organizes more than 36,000 titles for readers of all ages. Compiled by Mid-Continent Public Library.
Preschool Read Alouds (INFOhio on Pinterest). Looking for some great read-aloud books for your preschooler? INFOhio has a Pinterest board with suggestions from educators around the state that are perfect for a summer afternoon of reading or even a bedtime tale.
eBooks Resources (INFOhio on Pinterest). Find free eBooks and other resources. See more INFOhio Pinterest boards here.

Reading and Writing

OhioMeansJobs K-12. For grades 4 and up. More than 100 programs to learn, practice, and prepare for tests on a variety of subjects in elementary, middle and high school. Practice reading tests and activities to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and more.
English Grades K-5. Practice sheets and other activities to improve vocabulary, grammar and more. From the Houghton Mifflin Company.
Writer’s Workshop Grammar Handbook. Explains basic grammatical rules and usage problems.