Parent Teacher Resources
Good Reads for Children
Common Sense Media rates books and audiovisual material. They also provide a list of recommended titles.
Scholastic 100 Books project
Teen Reads top picks
Reading Lists by Grade
Elementary Reading List by Grade from GreatSchools
New York Times Best Sellers List (updated weekly – scroll down for children and teens)
Free digital library archiving of books in multiple languages
Contains critical reviews for thousands of children’s books
Database of award-winning children’s literature
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
This reading incentive program is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Making reading a daily habit will help kids be prepared for Kindergarten. Receive a prize every time you read 100 books together and a special prize when reaching 1,000. Find details in the brochure.
Youth Web Resources
Find it Virginia has newspaper, magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles as well as pictures, videos, and podcasts. Materials are available for all ages and interests.
Reading Rockets teaches kids to read and helps those who struggle.
Every Child Ready to Read
Hands on Crafts for Kids
Steve Spangler Science
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Volunteering and Activism
Document Bank of Virginia
Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers and librarians can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.