Free rsource for all Idaho residents. Through Libraries Linking Idaho, you can access databases and resources, including NoveList K-8 Plus, College Prep Center, and more.

Kids Post

This is the section of the Washington Post designed for kids. It includes games, contests, puzzles, activities related to current news, and articles written at elementary level.

Tuck Sleep

This bedtime reading guide contains tips about creating a bedtime reading routine. It also contains suggestions for age-appropriate books both in print and online. Great resource to share with parents!

Afterschool Literacy Toolkit

This page is no longer being updated, but it contains a basic description of a variety of literacy practices that can be incorporated in your afterschool program.

First Book

This program provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to programs serving children in low-income families.


Prepared by KET, a public television station in Kentucky, this is an award winning set of materials designed to help kids learn Spanish.


This website lists books that have won various awards, including the Caldecott and Newberry, throughout the years.

The Lisa Libraries

Write to The Lisa Libraries and request books for your program. They will donate books for free, but you will be asked to pay for shipping.

Article: Reading to Your Child

This article from Unscrambler highlights the importance of reading aloud and contains links to external studies and resources.

Resource Library

National Geographic's resource library is full of articles, videos, and pictures covering a variety of different topics.


Purchase richly illustrated, wordless books with lines on the pages where young authors can write stories. Afterschool and summer curriculum available.

Mattress Advisor

This company has compiled a list (50+ books) of great bedtime stories for kids, including books that celebrate diversity.