Kid Resources

AR Book Finder

Free Online tool for searching accelerated reader books for your school aged child(ren)!

AVL Homepage

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Association for Library Service to Children- Book & Media Awards

The ALSC media awards below are announced every January at a Monday morning press conference that takes place during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.

The awards name are those such as, (John) Newberry medal, (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Medal, (Andrew) Carnegie Medal and many more. Browse to see the most recent awardees!

National Children’s Literacy

More than any other single skill, the ability to read – and read well – allows a child to succeed in school,  learn about the world, function in society, and someday have decent job options.

Children’s Book Council

Discover the perfect books for the kids and teens in your life! The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists and round-ups to help teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers, and booksellers discover wonderful books for the kids and teens in their lives.

We Can Get Our Kids Reading- By James Patterson

Needing advice and tips on how to get your stubborn little one(s) interested in reading? Author James Patterson gives you tips, advice, resources and exciting new techniques to help you with the struggle!

Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Homework Alabama

Offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from an Alabama public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device.


Homework Hotline is a live statewide call-in show where kids receive help with homework problems right on the air. Designed for children in grades four through 12, the program – which is now in its 24th season – provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of learning standards.

Homework Spot is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.

Juvenile Series and Sequels 

Wanting to start a new book and wondering if there are more to follow? Is your child(ren) crazy about a certain book and you are looking to see if there are more books to follow? This resource allows you to research for series’ and sequels within the juvenile reading genre!

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Reading Resources

Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, this website connects parents/caregivers with a number of additional resources and articles related to children and young adults and reading!

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