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Children's Books by Indigenous Authors

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Resources for Self-Empowerment

Adventure Picture Books

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Explore The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

If You Liked Harry Potter

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2020

Homework Help for Teens

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

#OwnVoices Stories of Black Heroes

Explore Melissa's Story (George) by Alex Gino

Joy and Resistance: Children's Poetry by Black Writers

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Find Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

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Extension Activities for Up on Bob

Sharing Stories of Black History

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Explore Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes

New and Coming Soon Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

Women's Vote Centennial

Explora La casa de algún día de Julia Durango

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

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

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

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

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

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

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for Kindergarten - 2nd Graders

New & Coming Soon Chapter Books

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

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Queer and Trans People of Color in KidLit

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2020

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2020

24/7 Online Reference

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Exploralibros celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

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Car Time is Fun Time!

If You Liked Percy Jackson

Children's Books to Celebrate Día del niño

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Free Denver Public Library eBooks and eAudio Books for Children

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Explore Dog Diaries: Buddy

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2020

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Creative Curriculum

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

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

Best & Brightest Children's Graphic Novels of 2020

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for 6th - 8th Graders

Kids' Books About Community Connections and Care

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Explore Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

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

Affirming Gender-Expansive Children’s Books

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Indigenous People’s Heritage Month

Novels in Verse

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2020

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Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

Bold and Brave Women

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

Explora Mañanaland de Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

Must-Read Children's Biographies

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Celebrate Women's History

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

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Celebrating Gratitude

Great Fiction Books for Tweens

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

Best & Brightest Children's Traditional Stories 2020

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

Activity Books for Hanging Out at Home

New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

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Books Are For More Than Reading!

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

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You need a box to think outside of it

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Ask Questions

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

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Building Confidence Through Art

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Letter Sound Books

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

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Investigate Mysteries with Book Explorers

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2020

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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

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

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Explore Yasmin the Writer by Saadia Faruqi

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

Make Make libros digitales

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!

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

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

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

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

Construction Books

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Children's Books Featuring Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Characters

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Apps for Education and Entertainment

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Explora Lety alza su voz de Angela Cervantes

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

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Explora Yasmin la escritora de Saadia Faruqi

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2020

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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

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A Molly Brown Reading List

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

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5 Ways Parents and Caregivers Can Support Kids' Reading Development at Home

Nonfiction Books for Beginning Readers

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

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Resources for Finding Peace and Balance

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Building Early Math Skills

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Investiga misterios con Exploralibros

You Choose: Engaging Interactive Books

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Explore One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Explora La historia de Melissa (George) por Alex Gino

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Mind full, or Mindful?

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

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

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2020

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

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Tough Times Support Kit - Resources for Kids and Families

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Celebre el Mes de la Herencia de los Pueblos Indígenas con Exploralibros

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Bright By Text

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

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Celebrate Indigenous People's Heritage Month with Book Explorers

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

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

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Explore Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka

Must-Read Cookbooks & Gardening Books

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

Great Books for Preschoolers

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for 3rd - 5th Graderes

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Explore Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

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Resources for Finding Comfort and Joy

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Explore Crossing Bok Chitto and Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle

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Resources for Developing Readers

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Writing Letters and Cards Develops Writing Skills and Appreciate

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

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

Virtual Baby Storytime


Phone-a-Story: 720-865-8500

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

Potty Training Books

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Explore New Kid by Jerry Craft

Listen and Readalong

Celebrate Pride in June and Always!

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

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Book Explorers Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service

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Making Reading a Conversation

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2020

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

Raffi's singable songs for the very young

Use music to help your child develop language!

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Explora Soñadores de Yuyi Morales

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

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Online Homework Tools

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

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Skills for Developing Readers

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Welcome to Reading Kits

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

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

New & Coming Soon Picture Books

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Explore Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton

Great Books for Toddlers

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Virtual Little University

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Explore Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Featuring Kids of Color

Black History Month at the Denver Public Library

Celebrating Black Lives

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2020

Great Books for Babies

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

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Baby Play and Learn

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for Babies - Preschoolers

Books to Raise Welcoming Kids

Books For Kids Sharing Stories of Homelessness and Housing Instability

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

Must-Read Beginning Readers

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders