reading resources

Teaching Books

Provides subscription-access to thousands of children’s literature resources, including Authors Up-close programs — featuring renowned children’s book creators — and a database of thousands of quality teacher guides


A social cataloging websites that allows readers to review books or read reviews of books, creating an online book lover profile.

Into the Book

A reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers that focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing.

Between the Lions

Each week features a new story. It is followed by a dozen games that target reading, writing, listening and speaking. Depending on your kids, these games will vary in appeal and age-appropriateness. They all follow the week’s theme and curriculum goals. The site is not designed to pull individual phonics games out of context, but teachers may wish to do so by bookmarking, for example, all of the Chicken Stacker short-vowel games. Use the main site index to look at each Adventure’s smorgasbord.

The BookSpot

Online books, reviews, reading lists and author information

Book Hive

Provides book reviews and reading recommendations

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodore Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA. Every year, millions of children in the world celebrate “Dr. Seuss’ ” birthday with special school celebrations.

Read Across America

America’s Favorite Reading Event!

Reading Zone

Internet Public Library

Reading Resources

Kent School District Reading Resources

Story Place

Provides animated online stories, interactive activities, reading lists, children’s craft projects and activity sheets. Promotes reading skills and the love of learning among early readers.