5 More Books for Teaching Children to Read
Helping our children learn to read can be daunting, but fear not; these books will help you navigate successfully!
Ability Awareness resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
We hope that this list of both fiction and nonfiction titles for your middle grades reader will inspire ability awareness.
Healthy Kids resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Help your young child develop habits to stay healthy.
The DREAM Project: Disability Representation, Education and Awareness in Media resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
The Library has partnered with the Ability Center to increase awareness of literature that focuses on, includes, and/or is created by people with disabilities. Take a look at these great books for children!
Banned Books Week 2021: Resources for Middle School (6-8); High School: (9-12)
Teaching frequently challenged books can be a daunting task. Banned books are guaranteed to contain controversial subject matter demanding thoughtful and provoking dialogue.
Social Emotional Learning Resources for Grades 1-5
Social emotional learning (SEL) encourages the development of self control, self awareness and the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in school and life. We hope this collection of library materials will inspire you to think of many ways you can promote social emotional learning among the children in your life.
Life Cycles resources for Early Elementary (1-3)
Investigate plant and animal life cycles with these library resources.
Back to School Resources for Pre-K-Grade 3
Do you have the back to school blues? Take a look at these resources for teachers, students and parents to get you motivated and excited for the 2021-2022 school year!
Light and Shadow Leap Into Science resources for Early Elementary (1-3); Upper Elementary (4-5)
What is light? How does a shadow form? Children have many questions about the nature of light, these library resources can help to guide them to a logical understanding.
Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Many of the libraries have community gardens for you to pick from. After you read these books, check out the community gardens at the Birmingham, Lagrange, Locke, Maumee, Mott, and Toledo Heights branches.
Summer Learning Activities and Resources for Grades 1-3
Summer learning resources and activities to help prevent the summer slide.
Cinco de Mayo resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico in a battle with France. People of Mexico and in the United States celebrate with fiestas, food, and crafts. Learn more about it in these books and other resources.
Interactive Picture Books for Preschool/ Kindergarten
Interactive picture books that are sure to get kids moving and engaged.
eBooks About Rain for Little Learners (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3)
Have you ever heard that April showers bring May flowers? Rain is important to help everything grow.
Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten
Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!
Science Fiction resources for Early Elementary (1-3)
Out of this world selections for budding science fiction readers.
WW2 Fiction resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
A list of 9 World War Two fiction titles appropriate for Upper Elementary and Middle School audiences.
Best Series Books for Grades 4-5
A book series motivates children to continue reading to see what happens next. This selection highlights the first book in these popular children’s series.
Guiding Kids in the Digital World, Books for PreK-Kindergarten
Keeping children safe while using digital technology.
Energy Education for Grades 4-5
In honor of Earth Day, take a deeper look at how we get electricity to power our homes (and lives) and whether there are more sustainable and healthier ways to obtain this resource from the environment.
Science Fiction resources for Upper Elementary (4-5)
Do you need a good Science Fiction title to read? Check out these recommendations curated from the youth librarians at Toledo Lucas County Public Library for upper elementary students, grades 4-5!
Independent Kids Embrace Fashion with Style! Resources for Preschool and Kindergarten
When it's time to get the little ones dressed, some children will insist upon being fashionable. You can embrace it or debate it, but fashion is all about independence, personal style and self expression.
Forces and Motion Resources for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary Students
Help young children undertand some of the universal laws of forces and motions with these engaging library resources.
Mystery Resources for 4-8 Graders
Are you wishing your middle grade reader is into Nancy Drew or the Boxcar Children as much as you were (or are)?! Check out this list of middle grade novels with a tried and
Graphics and Comics for Grades 6-8
Adventure, magic, and good friends can be found in these books of amazing artwork. Try one of our recommendations for middle schoolers! A Library card and PIN will be required to access many
Graphics and Comics for High School
A graphics or comics exists for everyone. Adventure, magic, romance, and history can be found in these books of amazing artwork.
Ohio Biographies resources for High School: (9-12)
Biographies on famous people from Ohio for your next report.
Poetry Resources for PreK-Grade 3
Poems are words put together using rhythm, patterns, and rhymes to express thoughts and emotions. April is National Poetry Month.
Earth Day Resources for Preschool-Grade 3
Earth Day a day to remind us to take care of our world. We reflect on our planet, our environment, and learn what we can do to help keep the Earth healthy.
Mysteries for High School Readers
If you want amateur detectives and thrills, grab one of these novels that you won’t want to put down.
National Library Week resources for PreK-Grade 3
National Library Week resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Best Books for Grades 7-8
Finding just the right book for a seventh or eighth grader can be a challenge. Let your librarians help you with a few of our favorite fiction titles.
Fantasy Books for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Escape to these far off worlds with Middle School Fantasy Books
Science Fiction for High School Readers
Titles for High School students who already love Science Fiction or want to delve into the genre.
Spring Resources for Grades PreK-3
Spring will warm up the weather and bring back the animals. What are the things you like to do in spring?
Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades PreK-3
Are you an avid comic reader and looking for comics and graphic novels to share with your little one? This list will introduce your child to the wonderful world of comics and graphic novels!
Best Books for Second Grade Readers
Looking for books for a second grader? Here are wonderful picture books and easy readers specifically chosen for this age group. Books in series are noted. A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with your card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?
Best Books for Fourth Grade Readers
Trying to find books perfect for your fourth grade reader? Take a look at these diverse books specifically chosen for this grade level.
Best Books for Grades 9-10
Check out these titles for students in 9th and 10th Grade looking for their next great read
Best Books for Grades 11-12
Escape the stress of decisions about the future with these books for Juniors and Seniors in High School
Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades 4-5
Go on exciting adventures and experience thrilling new worlds with these graphic novels.
Biographies for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Do you wonder what life is like for famous magicians, inventors, activists, presidents, or soldiers? Find out about their life stories by reading these biographies.
Sports Books for Grades 6-12
Get your middle schooler off the field and into a book with these sports novels!
Dental Health Resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten
Books about dental health for preschool and kindergarten age children.
Top Ten Teen Books
In 2020, teens across the country voted these 10 books as their most favorite. Be a part of the vote for 2021!
Realistic Fiction Resources for Middle School Readers
A curated list of realistic fiction books for 6th to 8th graders.
Alternate Fairy Tales for High School Readers
These alternate version fairy tales are sure to enchant teens.
Poetry for Middle School Readers
Middle school comes with a lot of feelings. Poetry is a beautiful outlet of those feelings. Share these great books with your middle schooler.
Multicultural Teen Perspectives for High School Readers
These novels about teens from different cultures offer multicultural perspectives about living in the United States.
Women’s History Month for PreK-3
March is Women's History month and is a great time to discover and celebrate women and their many contributions throughout history.
Presidents’ Day for Grades PreK-3
President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It was originally a celebration of George Washington, the first president, but now it is a celebration for all presidents.
Mysteries for Grades 4-5
Are you ready for some mysteries to keep you warm with anticipation this winter? Check out our list for some ideas on what to read!
Best Series Books for Middle School Readers
Our favorite series in many forms can be found in this list for Middle Schoolers.
Fantasy Books for Grades 4-5
Magic, mischief, and mayhem! Find fantastical elements in these books for middle school readers.
Fantasy Books for High School Readers
Adventure awaits in this list of fantasy books for high school readers.
Best Series Books for Early Elementary Readers
A list of great series for children in early elementary school.
Valentine’s Day Picture Books for Grades PreK-3
Celebrate Valentine's Day with these books about love, friendship and kindness!
Great Ideas for Teachers and Parents: Resources for Teaching Grades K-8
Calling all teachers (professional AND/OR parental)! We’ve gathered the most recent teaching support materials in print to help get everyone through learning at home. Nature Play Workshop for Families A Year of Forest School:
Best Books for Third Grade Readers
Looking for great books for third graders? These books will capture the interest of all types of readers. Children this age love to read book series, and many series are included.
Chinese New Year resources for Grades PreK-5
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with these beautiful eBooks.
Homeschooling Resources for Grades PreK-12
Below are just some of the materials that may be helpful to teaching children at home. Whether you’re new or experienced, there are resources available to help you. The Independent Learner’s Guide to Successful
Unplugged Play resources for Grades PreK-5
Do you feel like your children use electronics too often? Check out these great books for ideas on unplugged play!
Art resources for Grades PreK-3
Here are 12 books (a mix of fiction and nonfiction) that are perfect for introducing young readers to the world of fine art. These books are a great place to start whether you’re looking for inspiration, fun facts, or just a good story!
Explore Art for PreK-3
Art is anything that is beautiful to look at- it can express ideas or emotions. You can make art out of any material.
Martin Luther King, Jr. resources for Grades 4-5
Do you want to know more about one of the most well-known activists for the Civil Rights Movement? Start here!
Martin Luther King Jr., Day for PreK-3
Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.
Animal Hibernation for PreK-3
What happens to certain animals during the Winter? Some hibernate- they stay in their homes and rest during the cold Winter months.
Snowy Days for PreK-3
What do you like to do when there’s a snowy day? Do you make forts, have a snowball fight, or snuggle up to read?
Caldecott Winners for PreK-3
The Caldecott Medal is given to one children's picture book a year. The award winners are announced every January.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resources for Grades PreK-3
Explore these titles and find out more about one of the greatest leaders of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Music Themed Books to Read to Your Child for Grades PreK-3
A variety of music-themed stories with a wide range of appeal for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children.
Community Helpers resources for Grades 1-3
Learn how community helpers use their skills and knowledge to benefit all people.
Poetry Books for Grades 9-12
A beautiful list of books in verse and poetry collections for young adult readers.
Historical Fiction for Middle School Readers
A comprehensive list of Historical Fiction books appropriate for Middle School students in various formats.
Series Books for High School Readers
Librarians love a good series. Your high school students should too. We recommend these.
American Civil War resources for Grades 9-12
Spanning four years and resulting in more than 620,000 American casualties, historians regard the American Civil War as one of the most divisive eras in US history. Let the Library guide you to some excellent resources for furthering your research of this part of our past.
Animal Hibernation resources for Grades PreK-3
Animal hibernation is a fascinating adaptation to changing environmental conditions.
Winter Weather Resources for Grades PreK-3
Have fun learning about a variety of winter weather conditions.
Better Together for PreK-3
Explore our differences and similarities. What makes you special? What does community mean?
Thanksgiving Resources for Grades 1-3
Children’s Thanksgiving books and media range from funny stories of escaped turkeys to more sober histories of settlers and Native Americans, and reflections on thankfulness.
Elections & Voting for PreK-3
Read-Watch-Do! - Learn about elections and voting with these eBooks, movies and activities.
Biome and Ecosystem Resources for Grades 4-5
Biomes are a large naturally occurring community of plants and animals occupying a habitat. Ecosystems are the interactions between the living things and the non-living things in a biome. Want to learn more? Check out these great resources from your Library!
Stay Healthy for PreK-3
Learn about germs and how doctors help keep us healthy with these eBooks, movies and activities. Use your Library card and PIN to access these resources.
Landforms Resources for Grades 1-5
Landforms are the features that make up the surface of the Earth. From mountains to valleys, and all the plateaus in between, the library has resources to help you explore landforms.
Spanish Resources for Middle School (6-8); High School: (9-12)
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Are you currently studying Spanish and could use a little extra help? Check out these great resources from your Library!
Resources on Shakespeare for High School Learners
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Using trusted resources and expert knowledge, our resourceful librarians have gathered a collection of credible and reliable resources – both electronic and books on Shakespeare, specifically for High School learners.
Holocaust Resources for High School Learners
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Check out these trusted resources on the Holocaust, selected by our knowledgeable librarians for high school learners.
Resources for Middle School Studies of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Using trusted resources and expert knowledge, our resourceful librarians have gathered a collection of credible and reliable resources – both electronic and books on Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, specifically for Middle School students.
Election Resources for Kids K-3
Here are some great resources about elections and voting for kids grades K-3.
Election Resources for Grades 6-8
Interested in finding out more about voting and elections? Here are some great resources for grades 6-8.
September 11 Resources for High School Students
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Using trusted resources and expert knowledge, our resourceful librarians have gathered a collection of credible and reliable resources – both electronic and books on 9/11, specifically for High School learners.
So You Still Say You Hate Musicals
Thanks to the new streaming movie, everyone's talking about Hamilton again. But you feel left out of the conversation because you hate musicals. Let us help.
10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers
We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.
Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders
Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.
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