Parent Teacher Resources

Recommended Reads

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 informational document below.

1,000 Books before Kindergarten 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.

National Geographic Kids          Kids InfoBits   

Kids Student Edition        Research In Context 

Young Children

Reading Rockets teaches kids to read and helps those who struggle.

​Every Child Ready to Read Incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.

Hands on Crafts for Kids  "All kids are creative" and Hands On provides projects and ideas for kids 7-12 plus parents, teachers, grandparents and group leaders.

Steve Spangler Science is the home to one of the most robust collections of science experiments and science project ideas online today.

Science Kids 

Fun science and technology for kids.

Storyline Online 
is the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

VA Homeschoolers Provides homeschooling support and accurate information about homeschooling to Virginia’s families, school divisions, legislators and policymakers, the media, and the community at large.


Code Academy 

Homework Help

Khan Academy 



MyCollege Options  

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Volunteering and Activism

Do Something

Youth 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.