Just for Kids

Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

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Tumblebooks is a free online collection of animated, talking picture books. You can teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! Click the image above to access Tumblebooks.

Once in the Tumblebooks site, use the toolbar to navigate through Story Books, Read Alongs, eBooks, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction, Videos, Math Stories, Language Learning, Playlists, Puzzles & Games!

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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Resources for Kids

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal to encourage children to learn to read for themselves. We have all the tools you need, just stop by your local branch or visit trailslibrary.org/1kb for printable reading logs.

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).

2023-2024 Final Nominees

2022-2023 Final Nominees

2021-2022 Winners

2020-2021 Winners

2019-2020 Winners

2018-2019 Winner

2017-2018 Winners

2016-2017 Winners

Early Literacy Tips