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Gale Virtual Reference Library - This resource collects more than 115 volumes from such critically lauded For Students titles as Drama for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students and Short Stories for Students. Volumes in each series explore the most often studied works of literature in detail, providing author information; plot summaries; discussions of principal themes, plot, characters, setting, etc.; age-appropriate historical and cultural commentary; and full text criticism.

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Books come to life through animation, narration, sounds and music.  Tumblebook Library is a collection of electronic picture books for children, which are sure to entertain and evoke a love of reading.

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Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests.  Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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Accelerated Readerhttp://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspxFind accelerated reader titles, point levels and more! Cleveland Metropolitan School District provides tests for all books in this database. All others, check with your school for availability.1
Between the Lionshttp://pbskids.org/lions/Stories to listen to and games to play to help improve your reading skills.10
Funbrain Word Gameshttp://www.funbrain.com/words.htmlLearning made fun with games to test your vocabulary, grammar and more.15
Kids in the Stackshttp://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/games/Reading and writing games from Scholastic!20
Kids' Place Spelling and Vocabulary Gameshttp://www.eduplace.com/kids/sv/Spelling and vocabulary made fun!25
Star Fallhttp://www.starfall.com/Interactive games to help you learn the ABC's, phonics, and reading.5
Wacky Web Taleshttp://www.eduplace.com/tales/Create wacky stories to amuse your family and friends by using nouns, adjectives, and verbs to fill in a simple form. A Parts of Speech primer is available. 30