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Skills for Developing Readers

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Help your child get ready to write!

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Artsy Activities You Can Do at Home

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Extension Activities for Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2019

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Botany for Kids

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Extension Activities for Friday Night Wrestlefest

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

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Extension Activities for Pinkalicious: Story Time

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

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Extension Activities for The Infamous Ratsos

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Meaningful Reading with Family Photo Books

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Tell Me a Story

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Featuring Kids of Color

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Resources for Developing Readers

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Online Resources for Playing at Home With Kids in Kindergarten-2nd Grade

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Make History With Us!

Great Nonfiction Books for 7th Graders

Cuentacuentos casero: Explorar el mundo natural que nos rodea (PDF)

New & Coming Soon Chapter Books

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Online Resources for Playing at Home With Kids in 3rd-5th Grade

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Ask Questions

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

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Little University Art Activities

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders

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Free Children's eBooks and Audio eBooks From DPL and Beyond

Great Nonfiction Books for 8th Graders

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Explore One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

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Extension Activities for Up on Bob

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Extension Activities for Eerie Elementary: The Science Fair is Freaky!

Activity Books for Hanging Out at Home

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

Great Fiction Books for 3 to 4 Year Olds

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Free Denver Public Library eBooks and eAudio Books for Children

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

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Mind full, or Mindful?

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2019

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DIY Book Club

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Women's Vote Centennial for Kids

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

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Lexile? AR? F&P? What's the Story With Reading Levels?

Storytime Live 9am, 10am, 11am

Storytime Live!

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Extension Activities for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service

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Explore Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

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Learning Outside in Summer

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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

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“Serve and Return” for Building Strong Brains

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

Girls Rule! Middle Grade Fiction With Strong Female Characters

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Find Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

Virtual Baby Storytime

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2019

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Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin

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Nonfiction Picture Books That Tell a Story

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

Great Fiction Books for 6th Graders

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2019

Kids Book Club

Kids' Virtual Book Clubs

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

Celebrate Pride in June and Always!

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Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

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Extension Activities for Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off

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Online Resources for Playing at Home With Kids in 6th-8th Grade

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

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Online Resources for Learning at Home With Kids in Kindergarten-2nd Grade

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Building Early Math Skills

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Help Your Child Practice Reading at Home

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Incorporating Literacy Into Play

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Look to the Sky for Creativity and Fun

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

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Building Confidence Through Art

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Explore King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code by Dori Hillestad Butler

Cuentacuentos casero: Establecer una buena base de alfabetización (PDF)

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Online Resources for Reading at Home With Kids in Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Online Resources for Reading, Playing and Learning at Home With Kids of All Ages

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Online Resources for Reading, Playing and Learning at Home With Kids Birth-5 Years Old

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

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Baby Time Is Big Time!

DIY Storytime: Set up a good literacy foundation (PDF)

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

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Downloads for Kids

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Making Reading a Conversation

Terrific Graphic Novels for Kids K-2nd Grade

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

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Extension Activities for From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Online Resources for Reading at Home With Kids in 6th-8th Grade

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Explore Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

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Queer and Trans People of Color in KidLit

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Online Homework Tools

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

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Crossing the Midlines

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

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Extension Activities for Fortunately, the Milk

I Love Reading!

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Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

Great Fiction Books for 8th Graders

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

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Book Discussion and Activities for Third through Fifth Grade

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2019

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Bright By Text

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Letter Sound Books

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

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Extension Activities for Cakes in Space

Cuentacuentos casero: Introducir a su niño(a) a las habilidades de alfabetización temprana (PDF)

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2019

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Slow Down With Your Child

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Extension Activities for Holes

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Disability Experiences in Chapter Books

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Dramatic Play

New & Coming Soon Picture Books

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Animals Are Teachers, Too!

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

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Book Discussion and Activities for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

You Choose: Engaging Interactive Books

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Extension Activities for The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2019

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A Molly Brown Reading List

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Extension Activities for The Princess In Black

Great Books for 2 to 3 Year Olds

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Car Time is Fun Time!

Adventure Picture Books

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Talk With Your Baby

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Pots and Pans: Music for the Brain

Raffi's singable songs for the very young

Use music to help your child develop language!

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Extension Activities for Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

Cuentacuentos casero: Ayuden a sus hijos aprender del mundo a su alrededor (PDF)

Book Covers: Kick It, Mo!, Fox is Late, King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse, Charlie & Mouse

Tips and Recommendations for Developing Readers

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

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Extension Activities for Moo!

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Extension Activities for Meet Yasmin!

24/7 Online Reference

Must-Read Beginning Readers

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Extension Activities for Frog and Toad Stories

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2019

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Online Resources for Reading at Home With Kids in 3rd-5th Grade

If You Liked Harry Potter

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Library Programs and Activities for Young Children, Families and Teachers

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Apps for Education and Entertainment

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Extension Activities for Charlotte's Web

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Online Resources for Learning at Home With Kids in 6th-8th Grade

Check Out a Bookpack

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Online Resources for Learning at Home With Kids in 3rd-5th Grade

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Extension Activities for Frog and Toad All Year

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

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Phone-a-Story: 720-865-8500

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

Great Books for Babies

Homework Help for Teens

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You need a box to think outside of it

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

Potty Training Books

Nonfiction Books for Beginning Readers

Great Fiction Books for 7th Graders

Best & Brightest Graphic Novels of 2019

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

Great Nonfiction Books for 3 to 4 Year Olds

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

8 Kids' Books About Llamas

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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

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Sensory Play: Learning Through the Senses

Diversión en español para niños 0-5 años; todos los martes, de 3:30-4:00. Para inscribirse, visite la página https://www.denverl

“Diversión en español”: Eventos virtuales para niños desde el nacimiento a los 5 años (Virtual Events for 0-6 year olds)

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

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Creative Curriculum

Fantasy eBooks for Kids in 4th-8th Grade

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

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Extension Activities for We're Going On a Bear Hunt

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

Books to Help With Research and Writing Reports

eBooks and eAudiobooks About Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

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Extension Activities for Hamster Princess

Great Nonfiction Books for 6th Graders

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Baby Play and Learn

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

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Clean Together

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Podcasts for Kids

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2019

Book Spines

Children's Historical Collection at the Denver Public Library

Awesome Picture Books for Older Kids

New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2019

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

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Sora: Connect Your Denver Public Schools and Denver Public Library Overdrive Accounts

DIY Storytime: Exploration of the natural world around us (PDF)

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

New Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages