Digital Materials for Kids
Click on the images below to go to our digital collections for children.
Digital materials from Overdrive or Libby can be viewed on a desktop or PC, a tablet, or other mobile device.
Hoopla is available for Roku, FireTV, AndroidTV, AppleTV, Chromecast, and for mobile devices in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon/Kindle App Store. Upon login, click on Kids at the top of the page to turn on Kids Mode.
Miss Sophia recommends Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel and has this to say about the book:
Filled with beautiful imagery, this book tells the tale of a mother shrew's courage and the lengths her love will go. While researching medicine for her sick child, she discovers that the only cure is wild honey from the moon, so she sets off to retrieve the impossible. Outwitting mystical owls, nightmarish horses, and over-zealous bees, this mother shrew shows incredible strength and kindness in this epic adventure.
Miss Sophia recommends Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina and has this to say about the book:
In this heartwarming story, sixth-grader, Merci Suarez, navigates both middle school drama and multi-generational family issues. As a scholarship student at a fancy private school, she doesn't necessarily fit in with her classmates. At home, she usually feels comfortable and understood, but starts to see how her Lolo's (grandfather's) underlying health issues could be tearing holes in her family's motto of truthfulness. This story highlights the difficulties of change, but also how love and trust between adults and children can lead to greater understanding and acceptance.
Miss Sarah recommends Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and has this to say about the book:
I love how this book brings together magic and technology. It's full of familiar fairytale creatures like elves and dwarfs, but they are much more modern than you usually see them. I was constantly laughing while reading this book, the writing is clever and funny. The characters are all well-rounded and interesting. I was eager to learn more about all of them, even minor side characters, throughout the story. My favorite character was Holly, her determination and confidence were great to see, and it's rare to find a book with a female lead with a job like a police officer. Overall, I highly recommend the Artemis Fowl books to anyone looking for a unique fantasy novel with fast-paced, sarcastic humor, and a complex cast of characters who you'll quickly grow to love.
Miss Sarah recommends The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel and has this to say about the book:
This was one of my favorite books growing up, which I just recently re-read after hearing the story told on a podcast. The beautiful illustrations drew me into this fascinating folk tale that provides a great introduction for children into the mythology of Japan. The story has just the right mix of humor and suspense for children, and the overall message of the value of finding humor in even the most dire moments of life is a great one.