Spring 2020 Reading Challenge
Hey, K-8 Families:
Join the Spring Reading Challenge with the Milton Public Library!
Read whatever you like, and then log your minutes online, write book reviews,
and complete fun activities in order to earn virtual badges. Once the MPL reopens,
every participant will be eligible to receive a prize!
We'll be using Beanstack, a free service which you may remember from Summer
Reading. If you already have an account, you can use that to log in--and if you don't
remember it, feel free to set up a new one. It's easy to set up one account for your
whole family! There's also an app for that: search for Beanstack in the App Store.
To get started, visit miltonlibrary.beanstack.org
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cool Tools from the Milton Public Library website: E-books, animated read-alouds
and book videos, interactive language-learning materials, online encyclopedias in
English and French, kid-friendly databases. Type in a library card number to access
resources such as TumbleBooks, BookFlix, ScienceFlix, Muzzy Club, World Book Kids,
and Kids Info Bits.
Epic! Access 35,000 e-books, audiobooks, & educational videos for ages 12 & under.
To request a class code, please email Mr. Coben at email@example.com.
You must sign in before 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday, for the code to work.
JLG Digital: Free E-Books & Audiobooks from Junior Library Guild
25 Ways Kids Can Read Free E-Books from We Are Teachers
Audible: Stories: Free collection of audiobooks in 6 languages,
available for students during school closure
Lerner Digital PreK-5 Distance Learning Library: 500+ interactive e-books,
available for free through June 30, 2020; includes activities, games, quizzes, and tools
Storyline Online: Videos of children’s books read aloud by celebrity actors
Story Time from Space: Videos of astronauts on the International Space Station reading stories and conducting educational demonstrations
Storytime Video Series from We Are Teachers: Children's book authors read aloud their own books
America's Story from the Library of Congress: activities include "Meet Amazing Americans," "Jump Back in Time," "Explore the States," "Join America in Time," and "See, Hear, and Sing"
Between the Lions Early Reading Collection (Pre-K to Gr. 1) from PBS
Free Online Events & Activities for Kids at Home from Common Sense Media
Scholastic Learn at Home: "Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing"
WGBH Distance Learning Center: PreK-12 videos, lessons, and activities
Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids: funny poems for kids, classic children’s poems, games, activities, videos, & a rhyming dictionary
Poems for Kids from the Academy of American Poets
Best Poems for Kids of All Time from Best Poems Encyclopedia
9 Different Types of Poetry for Kids from Penguin Books
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room: Great for Harry Potter fans!
Shelver Game: Have fun putting books in order by call number. Choose
fiction or nonfiction, then Level 1-3
Kids Ask Authors podcast: A weekly 5-10 minute podcast where
children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer
one question from a child reader. Most episodes end with a book
review, poem, short story, or joke sent in by kids like you!
50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12- Common Sense Media
100 Greatest Books for Kids from Scholastic Parents
Notable Children's Books- Association for Library Service to Children
ISTE Standards for Students from the International Society for Technology in Education