Students can stay on top of their reading skills during the summer by accessing the Lake
Forest Library's collection of eBooks and taking advantage of the free on-line eBooks and Database resources now being offered through reliable sources. There are titles for all levels of reading and interests including many Read-to-Me books. Click on the links below and start exploring.
Epic!-A digital reading platform for kids 12 and under. It has 40,000 books, audiobooks, learning videos, quizzes, and more. Available in English and Spanish. Our teachers have been using this in the classroom for a couple of years and now families can sign-up for a free 30 trial to keep up reading skills over the summer.
AudioBookCloud-Free until 8/31/20 From TumbleBookLibrary This site is an audio book database for kids to adults, however this link provides direct access to the children's section only. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
J.K. Rowling's, The Ickabod, Book & Illustration Contest:
J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely loved Harry Potter series is now releasing a new book titled The Ickabod. It is being released chapter by chapter, one each day from May 26th through July 10th. The book will be published in actual book form in November of this year. The book will be illustrated by...well, maybe you. Artwork submitted by talented children around the globe will be chosen for the book's final publication.
TumbleBookLibrary- Expires 8/31/20 A collection of animated talking picture books, read-a-longs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Lightbox: Free until 8/1/31 Lightbox™ is a multimedia educational space that includes audio, video, interactive activities, and more across a variety of professionally developed curriculum.
AV2: Ideal for visual learners and striving readers, AV2 World Languages is a collection of 1,000 audio ebooks comprised of 100 high-interest titles in 10 languages. The program creates an immersive language-learning experience while supporting diversity and multiculturalism.
This site requires the following log-in: Username: guest Password: follett
The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering this Online Academy to bring educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities to the public during the current closure. Here you will find both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with our educators, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets.
Skype a Scientist-Love science? Have you ever wished you could ask a real scientist questions about things you are curious about? Now you can. Skype a Scientist is a non-profit collaboration that matches thousands of scientists with classrooms, and now families, for Q&A sessions. Scientists from around the world, experts in many fields of study, offer free Skype sessions with students to answer their questions.
TumbleMath-Expires 8/31/20 K-6 Math eBook database from TumbleBookLibrary. A comprehensive collection of math picture books. TumbleBooks’ databases and books are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.