Welcome to the Tucker School Library!


Josh Coben, Elementary Librarian



Cathy Mallory, Library Assistant



Tucker Library Catalog


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 struog@ocln.org

Happy reading!

Books Online 

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 jcoben@miltonps.org.

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, & tools


Video Read-Alouds

Storyline OnlineVideos of children’s books read aloud by celebrity actors

Story Time from SpaceVideos 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

At-Home Learning

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

National Geographic World for Kids

PBS PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

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

Poetry Corner


Poetry Foundation: Poems for Children

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4Kidsfunny 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



Book Fun

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!


Book Recommendations

50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12- Common Sense Media

100 Greatest Books for Kids from Scholastic Parents

Notable Children's BooksAssociation for Library Service to Children


Other Libraries

Milton Public Library

Boston Public Library: Kids

Library of Congress: Kids and Families


American Association of School Librarians Standards

ISTE Standards for Students from the International Society for Technology in Education