Find your next great read! Need help? Ask any library staff person!
Try Fantastic Fiction— a great resource with bibliographies for over 30,000 authors!
With Fantastic Fiction you will find:
- New book releases by your favorite authors
- Book series listed in chronological order
- Popular books
- Top 250 authors
- Hardback, paperback, audio & eBook titles
Try Literature Map. Type in an author you like to read and Literature Map will find similar authors for you to try!
Teen Book Finder
Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help anyone who loves YA literature!
Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now!
Have an iPod Touch or an iPhone? Download the iOS app now!
Novelist is a reader’s advisory database of book recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.
Novelist can be found within BadgerLink.
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!
Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/sites/bl/files/imce/documents/educator_librarian_guide_accessing_badgerlink_at_school_and_home_v1.pdf
Making and STEM Resources
This resource is low in technology, but high in engagement and reliability. All the projects can be made with low cost or recycled materials. Upper elementary through middle school.
Everything from “The Many Types of Mucus” to a “Fossilize Me” card game is available here. Key vocabulary words are bolded, and the clear instructions are written with students in mind. Upper elementary and up.
Microsoft’s MakeCode program includes both physical computing with the Micro Bit and virtual coding and app development. Easy to use with limitless possibilities, it’s a great block coding interface. It even has Minecraft coding! Upper elementary through middle school.
Now in partnership with Harvard Graduate School of Education, the site includes an archive of activities for Scratch that includes 323 math activities, 302 visual arts ones, plus examples and stories to help build classroom community and support curricular content. Elementary through middle school.