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Kids Reading

Looking for something to read? Can't remember what book comes next in a series? Check out the links below to find your next great book!

 

Book Series & Sequels

Series & Sequels - This wonderful site from MCPL has nearly 25,000 titles in this database covering pre-K through grade 12.
KDL What's Next™ - What title comes next in a series of books? Find out with this valuable resource from Kent District Library.

Fun Sites about books & Reading

Read Kiddo Read - Author James Patterson's website is dedicated to making kids readers for life. Patterson has gathered lists of the best "great books, cool books, books they will absolutely love" on the website. Check it out.
Guys Read - Author Jon Scieszka created Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys. His mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
NPR's Backseat Book Club - If you're a kid who likes to read, NPR wants to hear from you. Each month NPR will pick a Backseat Book Club selection. Read each month's book and send NPR your questions. At the end of the month NPR will ask the author your questions on All Things Considered.
BookFlix - Bookflix is a literacy resource for students in grades K-3 that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books to build a love of reading and learning.
Storyline Online - This SAG-AFTRA site offers free celebrity read story times that include graphically dynamic videos. Children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

Read-A-Likes

Read-A-Likes are just what they sound like; books that are similar to other books. When you tell us a book you like, we can tell you other books you might like.
Read-A-Likes for Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Read-A-Likes for Junie B. Jones
Read-A-Likes for Harry Potter

Here are more Read-A-Like lists for kids:

Book Awards

Newbery Medal Winners - The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Caldecott Medal Winners - The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and caregivers! On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation and the Roseville Public Library, we challenge you to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. 

Why is reading so important?  Books help children develop language abilities, enhance social skills and enrich lives, plus reading is fun! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.  Does it sound hard?  Not really if you think about it.  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.  If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!

Pick up Program Instructions and Reading Tips, a suggested reading list and a spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.