Happy World Read-aloud day! We wanted to share with you some resources for some great read alouds online.
Staff Picks 4 Kids Category: overdrive
Place a hold on Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson , which is also available as an ebook on overdrive
Place a hold on All different now by Angela Johnson
Place a hold on Juneteenth for Maize by Floyd Cooper, which is also available as a VOX book with built-in audio.
Video of Ms. Becca talking about three audiobooks for kids
Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler by Steve Sheinkin
When Abraham Lincoln overhears school, kids say in history class that history is so boring he warns them not to do it again or they will not like what happens! In this time travelling novel Doc and Abby are transported to 1860 to help save history! This is a first book in the Time Twister Series, check out Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean next!
Slacker by Gordan Korman
When Cameron Boxer almost burns the house down because he was playing video games his parents give him an ultimatum. Join an activity or lose your video game system. Cameron decides to make a fake club at school. Cameron soon finds out how much work his new fake club is and learns maybe there is more to life than video games.
The Candy Caper by Tom Watson
Trouble at Table 5: The Candy Caper is the first book in this illustrated early chapter book series. Join Molly and her group of friends as they scheme to get into the Principal office to count how many candies are in the Principal’s candy jar.
In turbulent times, we realize it can be helpful to use literature as a way to discuss and explain difficult situations with your children. MPPL Youth Services staff have curated a collection of books and resources to assist you as you discuss events with the youngest members of your family.
- The Undefeated e-book
- Trombone Shorty e-book, movie, and read-along
- Crown movie and e-book
- The Day You Begin e-book and e-audiobook
- Schomburg read-along, movie, and e-audiobook
- My Hair is a Garden e-book
- The Fierce 44, e-book and e-audio
Books @ MPPL
Anti-racist Books for Families
Anti-racist Books for Pre-K-K
Anti-racist Books for grades 2-4
Anti-racist Books for Tweens (4th-6th grade)
You can place holds on these items for parking lot pick up, or many of them are also available from Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, and RBdigital.
These resources have been vetted by library staff, however, since they are outside sites, we are not responsible for the content.
Anti-racism Resources for All Ages, curated by Dr. Nicole Cooke
Join Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, and others as they read chapters from the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Videos of each chapter reading are posted on the Web site, Wizarding World, along with other fun activities that can be done at home. This book as well as the more in the Harry Potter series are also available as e-books and e-audios through OverDrive/Libby.
J.K. Rowling has also released a free new e-book, The Ickabog, which has new chapters posting weekly. Along with reading this new book, there is a drawing competition and selected artwork that wins will be featured in the print version of The Ickabog.