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Homework Help for Teens

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

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Extension Activities for Fortunately, the Milk

Great Fiction Books for 7th Graders

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Extension Activities for The Princess In Black

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You need a box to think outside of it

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Featuring Kids of Color

Great Books for Babies

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

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Extension Activities for Hamster Princess

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

Kids Book Club

Kids' Virtual Book Clubs

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

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Extension Activities for Frog and Toad All Year

Potty Training Books

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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

Must-Read Cookbooks & Gardening Books

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

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

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

Great Nonfiction Books for 7th Graders

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Extension Activities for Moo!

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2020

Great Fiction Books for 8th Graders

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Skills for Developing Readers

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

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Phone-a-Story: 720-865-8500

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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

Nonfiction Books for Beginning Readers

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Book Discussion and Activities for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Storytime Live 9am, 10am, 11am

Storytime Live!

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Extension Activities for Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish

24/7 Online Reference

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Baby Time Is Big Time!

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Book Discussion and Activities for Third through Fifth Grade

Must-Read Beginning Readers

Terrific Graphic Novels for Kids K-2nd Grade

Great Nonfiction Books for 8th Graders

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

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Extension Activities for The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

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

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Explore Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka

Girls Rule! Middle Grade Fiction With Strong Female Characters

Book Spines

Children's Historical Collection at the Denver Public Library

Adventure Picture Books

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Extension Activities for Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off

Listen and Readalong

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Queer and Trans People of Color in KidLit

New & Coming Soon Picture Books

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Podcasts for Kids

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

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Resources for Developing Readers

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

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

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Learning Outside in Summer

Activity Books for Hanging Out at Home

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Making Reading a Conversation

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DIY Book Club

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2020

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Extension Activities for Cakes in Space

Virtual Baby Storytime

Great Nonfiction Books for 3 to 4 Year Olds

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Extension Activities for Up on Bob

Great Fiction Books for 3 to 4 Year Olds

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Building Early Math Skills

Fantasy eBooks for Kids in 4th-8th Grade

Great Fiction Books for 6th Graders

Books to Help With Research and Writing Reports

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

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Car Time is Fun Time!

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Apps for Education and Entertainment

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

New & Coming Soon Chapter Books

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

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

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

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

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

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Not All Screen Time is Created Equal

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Extension Activities for We're Going On a Bear Hunt

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

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

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“Serve and Return” for Building Strong Brains

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

New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

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Books Are For More Than Reading!

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

Great Books for 2 to 3 Year Olds

Best & Brightest Children's Graphic Novels of 2020

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Botany for Kids

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Help Your Child Practice Reading at Home

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Explore Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

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Extension Activities for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

Raffi's singable songs for the very young

Use music to help your child develop language!

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

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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Online Homework Tools

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

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Explore Crossing Bok Chitto and Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

Book cover: What Good is an E? by Marie Powell

Letter Sound Books

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

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

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

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Help your child get ready to write!

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

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

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Make History With Us!

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2020

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Artsy Activities You Can Do at Home

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

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

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2020

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2020

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

Children's Books by Indigenous Authors

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2020

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Free Denver Public Library eBooks and eAudio Books for Children

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

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

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Extension Activities for Charlotte's Web

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Explore Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

You Choose: Engaging Interactive Books

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

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Library Programs and Activities for Young Children, Families and Teachers

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Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

I Love Reading!

8 Kids' Books About Llamas

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

Raising globally minded children

Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

Awesome Picture Books for Older Kids

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

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Downloads for Kids

Book Cover Pinkalicious: Story Time

Extension Activities for Pinkalicious: Story Time

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Slow Down With Your Child

Best & Brightest Children's Traditional Stories 2020

If You Liked Harry Potter

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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

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Ask Questions

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Comprehension

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Decoding

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

If You Liked Percy Jackson

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Extension Activities for The Infamous Ratsos

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Explore Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin

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

Must-Read Children's Biographies

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Baby Play and Learn

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Welcome to Reading Kits

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Little University Art Activities

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2020

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Fluency

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2020

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Background Knowledge

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Building Confidence Through Art

Great Nonfiction Books for 6th Graders

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

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Mind full, or Mindful?

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

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Extension Activities for Holes

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

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Extension Activities for Frog and Toad Stories

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

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Virtual Little University

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

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Extension Activities for Friday Night Wrestlefest

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Explore One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2020

New Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

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Animals Are Teachers, Too!

Book cover Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Extension Activities for Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Celebrate Pride in June and Always!

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Find Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

Book cover Meet Yasmin!

Extension Activities for Meet Yasmin!

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Creative Curriculum

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

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A Molly Brown Reading List

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2020

eBooks and eAudiobooks About Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

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

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Writing Letters and Cards Develops Writing Skills and Appreciate

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

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Explore The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

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Look to the Sky for Creativity and Fun