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Literacy Resources

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Early Literacy Calendar

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E-books, E-Audiobooks, & E-Magazines

Overdrive Thousands of downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Get the Libby App for iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle® devices. Download to read offline for on-the-go reading! Cardholders can checkout up to 5 items at a time; borrowing period is 3 weeks; no late fees; eBooks and eAudiobooks automatically return at the end of the lending period. Email address required to place holds on titles.
TumbleBooks Ebooks for children to listen and read along. Find children’s puzzles/games, language learning books and audiobooks. Access using a web browser or download the Tumblebooks app for Apple and Android devices. Use the link provided to access the resource, username and password is not required.
RBDigital Magazines A collection of fifty popular magazines to read using RBDigital's iPhone®, Android™, or Kindle® Fire apps, or using a computer web browser. No holds, no waiting, no due dates. Create a free account with a South Pasadena Library card, username/email address, and password. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
Username: tumble2020
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OFFERED FREE UNTIL AUGUST 31ST. With this comprehensive collection of math picture books featuring animation and narration, use stories and literature to effectively teach math concepts to children (recommended K-6)! With no limits and waiting, TumbleMath is a quick way to jump into math.
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
OFFERED FREE UNTIL AUGUST 31ST. Check out Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks for grades 7-12. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.
International Children’s Digital Library
Explore a collection of children’s digital books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. 
Book Browse Find your next great read with reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.
American Library Association Youth Awards The American Library Association Youth Awards are awarded to authors and illustrators in recognition of their distinguished contributions to American literature for children and teens. Youth Award examples are the Newbery Award, the Caldecott Award and the Coretta Scott King Award and the Printz Award.
California Young Reader’s Medal The California Young Reader Medal program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
Children’s Book Council - Reading Beyond A list designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder Search for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Reading Lists

Summer Reading Program 2020 Pre-Readers
Summer Reading Program 2020 Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Summer Reading Program 2020 3rd - 5th Grade
Summer Reading Program 2020 6th - 12th Grade

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