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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

Listen and Readalong

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

Great Fiction Books for Tweens

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

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

Storytime Live 9am, 10am, 11am

Storytime Live!

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Creative Curriculum

Virtual Baby Storytime

New and Coming Soon Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2020

Great Books for Preschoolers

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

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Celebrating Gratitude

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Resources for Finding Comfort and Joy

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2020

Affirming Gender-Expansive Children’s Books

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Books Are For More Than Reading!

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Use music to help your child develop language!

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Celebrate Día del niño

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Explora Soñadores de Yuyi Morales

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Background Knowledge

Adventure Picture Books

You Choose: Engaging Interactive Books

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

New & Coming Soon Chapter Books

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A Molly Brown Reading List

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Explore Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton

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Explore Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes

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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Explore Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder

Novels in Verse

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

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

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

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

New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

#OwnVoices Stories of Black Heroes

Women's Vote Centennial

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

Joy and Resistance: Children's Poetry by Black Writers

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

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

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

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for Babies - Preschoolers

Great Books for Babies

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Extension Activities for Up on Bob

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Skills for Developing Readers

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

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Explore Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

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

Nonfiction Books for Beginning Readers

Kids' Books About Community Connections and Care

Best & Brightest Children's Graphic Novels of 2020

Must-Read Cookbooks & Gardening Books

Sharing Stories of Black History

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

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Car Time is Fun Time!

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2020

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

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Celebrate Pride this June and Always!

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

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

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Featuring Kids of Color

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Find Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

Activity Books for Hanging Out at Home

Black History Month at the Denver Public Library

Celebrating Black Lives

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

Bold and Brave Women

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

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Welcome to Reading Kits

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2020

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service

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Little University Art Activities

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2020

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

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Ask Questions

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Comprehension

Celebrate Pride in June and Always!

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

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Bright By Text

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

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Online Homework Tools

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

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Virtual Little University

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Look to the Sky for Creativity and Fun

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Explore Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

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

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

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

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You need a box to think outside of it

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

Homework Help for Teens

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Great Books for Toddlers

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Writing Letters and Cards Develops Writing Skills and Appreciate

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

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

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

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

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Baby Play and Learn

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2020

New & Coming Soon Picture Books

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2020

Must-Read Children's Biographies

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Fluency

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

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

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Explore Crossing Bok Chitto and Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle

Books For Kids Sharing Stories of Homelessness and Housing Instability

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Tough Times Support Kit - Resources for Kids and Families

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2020

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Apps for Education and Entertainment

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Explore New Kid by Jerry Craft

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Free Denver Public Library eBooks and eAudio Books for Children

Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

24/7 Online Reference

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Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

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Making Reading a Conversation

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2020

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

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Building Confidence Through Art

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

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Building Early Math Skills

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Online Resources for Playing 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

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

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

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

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Resources for Self-Empowerment

Make Make libros digitales

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!

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Resources for Developing Readers

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Queer and Trans People of Color in KidLit

If You Liked Percy Jackson

Children's Books to Celebrate Día del niño

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

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Mind full, or Mindful?

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

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Phone-a-Story: 720-865-8500

Books to Raise Welcoming Kids

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

Children's Books by Indigenous Authors

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

Potty Training Books

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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

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Resources for Finding Peace and Balance

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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Decoding

Must-Read Beginning Readers

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

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

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

Letter Sound Books

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Explore Dog Diaries: Buddy

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

Best & Brightest Children's Traditional Stories 2020

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

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

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

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

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Explore One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Celebrate Women's History

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

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2020

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

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

If You Liked Harry Potter

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

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Explore The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

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Explora Lety alza su voz de Angela Cervantes