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Must-Read Beginning Readers

Talking about Feelings

Talking about Feelings

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

Make Make libros digitales

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!

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Early Literacy at the Grocery Store

Great Nonfiction Books for Kindergarteners

If You Liked Harry Potter

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Explore Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

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Must-Read Lists - Children's Core Collections

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“Serve and Return” for Building Strong Brains

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Shake it to the Rhythm!

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Explore Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder

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Explore Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka

Great Nonfiction Books for 3rd Graders

Celebrate AA.NH/PI Heritage Month with Books for Kindergarten - 2nd Graders

One-on-one Help with School Assignments

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Explore Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

Best & Brightest Children's Nonfiction of 2020

DIY Storytime: Movement and play (PDF)

Best & Brightest Board Books of 2020

Great Books for Babies

Best & Brightest Picture Books of 2020

Novels in Verse

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Skills for Developing Readers

Children's Books by Indigenous Authors

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Queer and Trans People of Color in KidLit

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

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

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Resources for Developing Readers

Best & Brightest Children's Poetry of 2020

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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly

Great Fiction Books for 3rd Graders

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You need a box to think outside of it

Great Books for Toddlers

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A Molly Brown Reading List

Overdrive: eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids

Must-Read Cookbooks & Gardening Books

Great Nonfiction Books for 5th Graders

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Staff Favorites 2021-- Children's Books

Great Fiction Books for 5th Graders

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

Celebrate Lunar New Year

New and Coming Soon Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

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Virtual Little University

Great Fiction Books for 1st Graders

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Free Denver Public Library eBooks and eAudio Books for Children

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Explore Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes

La imagen muestra las portadas de cuatro libros.

Exploralibros celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Must-Read Children's Poetry Books

La imagen muestra una cuadrícula de portadas de libros.

Lee libros acerca de la amistad con Exploralibros

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Car Time is Fun Time!

New & Coming Soon Chapter Books

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Ask Questions

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Check Out Our New Children’s Library!

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Find Books for Your Developing Reader

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Extension Activities for Up on Bob

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Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service


Phone-a-Story: 720-865-8500

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

Anti-Racism eBooks for Kids

Best & Brightest Children's Graphic Novels of 2020

New & Coming Soon Picture Books

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers of 2020

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

Explora Mañanaland de Pam Muñoz Ryan

Phone-a-Story Number

Phone-a-Story: More than just listening!

Great Nonfiction Books for 1st Graders

Joy and Resistance: Children's Poetry by Black Writers

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

Letter Sound Books

Kids' Books About Community Connections and Care

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Explora Yasmin la escritora de Saadia Faruqi

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

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Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

Yasmin the Superhero

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

Must-Read 4th-6th Grade Chapter Books

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Resources for Finding Comfort and Joy

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

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Explora Soñadores de Yuyi Morales

Staff Favorites 2021: Beginning Readers

Activity Books for Hanging Out at Home

You Choose: Engaging Interactive Books

Must-Read Children's Biographies

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Building Confidence Through Art

La imagen muestra cuatro portadas de libros.

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

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

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Resources for Finding Peace and Balance

Explore Melissa by Alex Gino

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Featuring Kids of Color

Adventure Picture Books

DIY Storytime: Guessing games (PDF)

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Explora Lety alza su voz de Angela Cervantes

If You Liked Percy Jackson

Great Fiction Books for 4th Graders

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

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Nonfiction

Nonfiction Books for Beginning Readers

Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries

Staff Favorites 2021: Chapter Books

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Spanish Books

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Eat and Learn with Your Food

Books to Raise Welcoming Kids

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Explore Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton

Jaren Ducker’s List for Young Readers

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Making Reading a Conversation

La imagen muestra las portadas de tres libros.

Investiga misterios con Exploralibros

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

Women's Vote Centennial

Great Fiction Books for Tweens

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

Celebrate AA.NH/PI Heritage Month with Books for 3rd - 5th Graders

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Explore Yasmin the Writer by Saadia Faruqi

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

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Talk With Your Baby

Children's Books for Women's History Month

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

Celebrate AA.NH/PI Heritage Month with Books for Babies - Preschoolers

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Kids' Online Resources for Colorado Research

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

Anti-Racism Resources for Kids & Families

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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

Best & Brightest Chapter Books of 2020

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Read Books About Friendship with Book Explorers

Staff Favorites 2021: Children's Graphic Novels

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Explore Crossing Bok Chitto and Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle

Homework Help for Teens

Best & Brightest Children's Spanish Books of 2020

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

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

History for Kids

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

Raffi's singable songs for the very young

Use music to help your child develop language!

Great Fiction Books for 2nd Graders

Bold and Brave Women

New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

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Apps for Education and Entertainment

Staff Favorites 2021: Board Books

Covers of books listed in this blog post.

Investigate Mysteries with Book Explorers

Best & Brightest Children's Audiobooks of 2020

Celebrate Pride in June and Always!

Celebrate AA.NH/PI Heritage Month with Books for 6th - 8th Graders

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

Books For Kids Sharing Stories of Homelessness and Housing Instability

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Explore New Kid by Jerry Craft

Construction Books

Best & Brightest Children's Biographies of 2020

Great Books for Preschoolers

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

Staff Favorites 2021: Picture Books

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Talk More with Your Baby. Join LENA Start

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

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Best & Brightest Children's & Teen Books of 2020

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Mind full, or Mindful?

Explora La casa de algún día de Julia Durango

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Celebrating Gratitude

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

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

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Explore The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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Resources for Self-Empowerment

CLEL Bell Silver Bell Award Winners

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Build Your Child's Ultimate Reading List

Great Nonfiction Books for 4th Graders

Best & Brightest Children's Traditional Stories 2020

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Celebrate Indigenous People's Heritage Month with Book Explorers

Getting Started: Beginning Readers by Level

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Explore Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

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

Great Fiction Books for Kindergartners

Great Nonfiction Books for 2nd Graders

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Online Homework Tools

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

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Bright By Text

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Building Early Math Skills

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Book Explorers Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

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Welcome to Reading Kits

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Creative Curriculum

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

Celebrating Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This is my eye: a New York story book cover

Go on a shape scavenger hunt!

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Tough Times Support Kit - Resources for Kids and Families

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

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Baby Play and Learn

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Indigenous People’s Heritage Month

24/7 Online Reference

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Let Us Create a Personalized Reading List for Your Child!

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STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

Baby and Nature

Nature Play

Affirming Gender-Expansive Children’s Books