Recommended Resources

Recommended Sites for parents

Reading Rockets

Resources and tips for encouraging reading

Jim Trelease’s Site

Resource about reading and readers

Raising a Reader

PBS resource

Reading is Fundamental

RIF resource

Reach Out and Read

Early literacy program

Reading with Babies

How to read with babies and book recommendations

CDC Milestones
How to recognize developmental stages, signs needing early intervention

Planning Resources

Preschool Rainbow

Early childhood planning resource

DLTK For Kids

Printables, patterns, characters, etc.

Digame un Cuento

Spanish/English planning resource

Disney Family

Kids crafts, games, printable, and more

Southwest Iowa Library Service

Early literacy and story time resource

Find good books

Tumble Books

E-books for kids. Sign in using your library card

Kids read & write reviews, earn free books

Guys Read

Great books for boys and more; site by author Jon Scieszka

Book Hive

Kids can read and make book recommendations


On all kinds of popular topics


Read-alikes, author information, booklists, lexile info

Homework help & educational sites

DK Find Out

Info on all kinds of topics for kids

Best Websites for Kids


ABC Mouse

An award-winning site; use it free AT the library

Build vocabulary

And help fight world hunger

Wacky Web Tales

Kind of like Mad Libs


Program your own video games and animations

Stop Bullying

Being an upstander, dealing with bullying