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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Comics and Graphic Novels for Grades 4-5
Go on exciting adventures and experience thrilling new worlds with these graphic novels.
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!
Fantasy Books for Grades 4-5
Magic, mischief, and mayhem! Find fantastical elements in these books for middle school readers.
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:
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!
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!
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!
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.
Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders
Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.
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