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New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

Children's Books About LGBTQ+ Families

Explore Melissa by Alex Gino

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders

If You Liked Percy Jackson

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2020

Great Fiction Books for Tweens

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Nonfiction

World Refugee Day Nonfiction Books for Older Kids

Kids' Books About Voting Rights

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

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Explore One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2020

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2020

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You need a box to think outside of it

This is my eye: a New York story book cover

Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

Construction Books

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Explore Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes

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

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Community with Virtual Storytimes in English and Spanish!

Staff Favorites 2021: Picture Books

Kids' Books About Community Connections and Care

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

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Little University

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Explore Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder

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Building Early Math Skills

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

Great Books for Preschoolers

Disability Pride Recommendations for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

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Ask Questions

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

Must-Read Children's Biographies

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

24/7 Online Reference

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

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

Children's Books About Trans Kids Thriving

Staff Favorites 2021: Beginning Readers

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Early Literacy at the Grocery Store

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

Must-Read Cookbooks & Gardening Books

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

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Skills for Developing Readers

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

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

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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

World Refugee Day Picture Books for Kids

Book covers of The Ocean Calls, Lali's Feather, I'm Ok, and Listen, Slowly

Celebrate Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

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Book Explorers Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Explora Lety alza su voz de Angela Cervantes

Novels in Verse

Kids' Books About LGBTQ+ Crushes

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Explore Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

World Refugee Day Nonfiction Books for Younger Kids

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2020

Best & Brightest Children's Graphic Novels of 2020

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2020

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Explore Crossing Bok Chitto and Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle

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

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

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

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Kids' Books for World Refugee Day

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2020

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

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Bright By Text

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2020

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

Disability Pride Recommendations for Babies - Preschool

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Investiga misterios con Exploralibros

Affirming Gender-Expansive Children’s Books

Bold and Brave Women

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

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Celebrating Gratitude

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Check Out Our New Children’s Library!

Disability Pride Recommendations for 4th - 8th Grade

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Back to School 2022

Books About AA.NH/PI Heritage for 6th-8th Graders

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Explore Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton

Children's Books About LGBTQ+ History and Culture

LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Children's Literature

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

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Baby Play and Learn

Great Books for Babies

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Welcome to Reading Kits

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

Children's Books That Explain Gender Identity

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Building Confidence Through Art

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

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Explora Soñadores de Yuyi Morales

Back to School Stories for Upper Elementary

Abul's Story, Hello Goodbye Dog, and Wink book covers

Disability Pride Month Booklists

Staff Favorites 2021: Board Books

Back to School Stories for Preschool and Kindergarten

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

Letter Sound Books

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

Joy and Resistance: Children's Poetry by Black Writers

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Read Books About Friendship with Book Explorers

Best & Brightest Children's Traditional Stories 2020

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Talk With Your Baby

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

Books About AA.NH/PI Heritage for Babies-Preschoolers

If You Liked Harry Potter

Children's Books by Indigenous Authors

New & Coming Soon Picture 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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Staff Favorites 2021-- Children's Books

Back to School Stories for Early Elementary

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

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Creative Curriculum

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

Explora Mañanaland de Pam Muñoz Ryan

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2020

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Graphic Novels

Make Make libros digitales

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!

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Online Homework Tools

Books For Kids Sharing Stories of Homelessness and Housing Instability

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service

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

Great Books for Toddlers

Raffi's singable songs for the very young

Use music to help your child develop language!

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Explora Yasmin la escritora de Saadia Faruqi

Books About AA.NH/PI Heritage for K-2nd Graders

World Refugee Day Fiction Books for Kids

History for Kids

World Refugee Day Graphic Novels for Kids

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Resources for Developing Readers

LGBTQ+ Kids' Books in Spanish

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

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

Staff Favorites 2021: Chapter Books

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

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Lee libros acerca de la amistad con Exploralibros

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2020

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2020

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

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“Serve and Return” for Building Strong Brains

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Investigate Mysteries with Book Explorers

Explora La casa de algún día de Julia Durango

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Explore New Kid by Jerry Craft

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Mind full, or Mindful?

Books to Raise Welcoming Kids

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

Homework Help for Teens

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Explore Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka

New and Coming Soon Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

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Explore Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Explora Melissa por Alex Gino

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

Must-Read Beginning Readers

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

Stories for Denver Days

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Spanish Books

Books About AA.NH/PI Heritage for 3rd - 5th Graders

Books to Share When News is Hard