Just for Kids

New Resources!

Tumblebooks has provided free access to their databases through August 31, 2020! Simply click the icon or link below and enter the username and password associated with the database.

Tumble Math K-6 math ebook Database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


AudioBookCloud - All Ages Audiobook Database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


TeenBookCloud - Grades 7-12 ebook Database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Great Reads for Kids

Recommendations from our librarians and the Association for Library Service to Children. Updated frequently!

100 Books Before Kindergarten

We know you can read 1,000, but here are our favorite 100 to get you started!

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Interactive Books for Wiggly Readers

Does your child like to bounce around when you sit down to read? No problem! Try these fun books with chances to sing and play along to let them shake their sillies out while having a great reading experience.

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Missouri Readers Awards 

The Missouri Association of School Librarians sponsors voting and awards for youth books for grades 1-12, including Show Me Readers Award (Grades 1-3), Mark Twain Readers Award (Grades 4-6), Truman Readers Award (Grades 6-8), and Gateway Readers Award (Grades 9-12).

2018-2019 Nominees

2017-2018 Winners

2016-2017 Winners

Resources for Kids

OverDrive Kids

Electronic picture books and chapter books for kids.


An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.


Ebsco search interface for grades K-5. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.

Ebsco Nonfiction Grades 1-4

Search high interest abstracts and full text for more than 1,290 popular elementary nonfiction books.

ABC Mouse (In-Library Only)

ABCmouse is designed to help young children with 5,000+ learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.).


Beanstack is an online reading program for readers of all ages. Join a reading challenge or just keep track of what and how often you read!

Early Literacy Tips