Turn the Page: Reader’s Resources for Kids & Parents

Help your child turn the page with these great reader's resources! 

As children's librarians we aim to make reading both fun and rewarding for your child -- regardless of their reading level or ability. We are always more than happy to help your child select books one-on-one at the library, but we know with busy schedules it is not always possible to make it into the library. Below you will find some of our favorite online reader's resources.

NoveList will help you find "read-a-likes" for your favorite books. Simply use your library card to access from home and type in your favorite title or author to discover new fiction titles sure to be your next favorite. You can also browse by child's age and interest. 

 

Guys Read: Guys Read was founded by the award winning author Jon Scieszka with the aim of getting more boys reading.

 

Mid-Continent Public Library's Juvenile Series & Sequels: The Mid-Continent Public Library offers this awesome, always updating list to answer the question "But which book comes next?" 

Summer Reading List 2015 compiled by Westwood Children's Librarians.

Birth-PreK

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4-5th Grade

6th Grade

Summer Reading List 2014 compiled by Westwood Children's Librarians.

K-6th Grade

"Reading Rockets is a national multimedia reading initiative that examines how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. We bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong reader. Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about the teaching of reading and to present what works in a way parents and educators are able to understand and use." -- RR Website

Understood.org: "Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.

With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support." -- Understood.org's website