Reading Resources - for Families

We've secured access to many new eBook resources. The links to eBooks are at the top of this page, organized by language (English, Español, Français). Book Lists (where to ideas for quality titles) are at the bottom.

English

Capstone - thousands of current, popular titles

http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/?sqs=c9d5d639239e7451002a7382f8f3486f8de29f26e1ae70be1cdeb2158e9b334b

Epic - Get free access by contacting your homeroom teacher or Ms. Anderson
getepic.com

EpointPlus - Nonfiction books - Grades K-2: Username: keeplearning_k-2, Password: read ; Grades 3-5: Username: keeplearning_3-5, Password: read
epointplus.com

Follett eBooks - thousands of current, popular titles and lots of nonfiction
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K74c1-TajwZxb_UuiLUPm_4EOgg5Ykgttm3XdGzeKNM/edit?usp=sharing

International Children's Digital Library - free eBooks from around the world

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Junior Library Guild - books all highly reviewed and current, no login needed with the links on this page. (If using the "JLG Digital" app: Username: JLGELM , Password: JLGFREE)
https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/r?bookshelf=ZqRIBVpXZEY21Gfkegw4PjBZyCI1Zt0sl2%2B6NMsS%2Fzo%3D

Storyplay'r - Username: wis@wis.edu, Password: books
www.storyplayr.com

TOON Books -  (Flash player not supported in Chrome browser so open in Safari)
http://www.professorgarfield.org/toon_book_reader/index.html

TumbleBooks in English (PreSchool to grade 3) -  Username: wis, Password: books

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=wis&P=books  

TumbleMath in English (Math picture books) -  Username: wis, Password: books

TumbleMath 

International Children's Digital Library - free eBooks from around the world

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/


Español

 Biblioteca TumbleBook (PreSchool to grade 3) -  Username: wis, Password: books
 http://www.bibliotecatumble.com/auto_login.aspx?U=wis&P=books&lang=es

Capstone - hundreds of titles in Spanish

http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/?sqs=c9d5d639239e7451002a7382f8f3486f8de29f26e1ae70be1cdeb2158e9b334b

Epic - Get free access by contacting your homeroom teacher or Ms. Anderson
getepic.com

EpointPlus - Nonfiction books - Grades K-2: Username: keeplearning_k-2, Password: read ; Grades 3-5: Username: keeplearning_3-5, Password: read
epointplus.com

Follett eBooks - thousands of current, popular titles (do your search, then narrow down language)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K74c1-TajwZxb_UuiLUPm_4EOgg5Ykgttm3XdGzeKNM/edit?usp=sharing

Fundación Leer Free eBooks available from this Argentinian non-profit (parent registration is required)
https://www.leer.org/

Biblioteca Digital Internacional Para Niños - free eBooks from around the world

http://es.childrenslibrary.org/

Junior Library Guild - books all highly reviewed and current, no login needed with the links on this page, search "Spanish" for Spanish books. (If using the "JLG Digital" app: Username: JLGELM , Password: JLGFREE)
https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/r?bookshelf=ZqRIBVpXZEY21Gfkegw4PjBZyCI1Zt0sl2%2B6NMsS%2Fzo%3D

TOON Books - filter language to Spanish (Flash player not supported in Chrome browser so open in Safari)
http://www.professorgarfield.org/toon_book_reader/index.html

The Fable Cottage - fairy tales translated into Spanish from English
https://www.thefablecottage.com/spanish

Français

Bibliothèque Numérique International Pour Enfants - free eBooks from around the world

http://fr.childrenslibrary.org/

BiblioEnfants (TumbleBooks) (PreSchool to grade 3) -  Username: wis, Password: books

http://www.Biblioenfants.com/auto_login.aspx?U=wis&P=books&lang=fr 

L'École des MAX - audiobooks (listen) - Scroll down to "Listen to the stories 2019-2020"
https://www.ecoledesmax.com/en-version.php

Epic - Get free access by contacting your homeroom teacher or Ms. Anderson
getepic.com

Follett eBooks - thousands of current, popular titles (do your search, then narrow down language)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K74c1-TajwZxb_UuiLUPm_4EOgg5Ykgttm3XdGzeKNM/edit?usp=sharing

Storyplay'r : Username: wis@wis.edu, Password: books

www.storyplayr.com

TOON Books - filter language to French (Flash player not supported in Chrome browser so open in Safari)
http://www.professorgarfield.org/toon_book_reader/index.html


Where Can I Find Book Lists of Quality Titles?

 English:

  • Pura Belpré Award (Latino/Latina authors and illustrators portraying Latino cultural experience)

 French:

 Spanish:

Encouraging Reading

Book Reviews

Book reviews are a wonderful way to share recommendations within a community. WIS students can write book reviews in the library and often in their classrooms. We can also share them via our online catalog. If you'd like to read book reviews written by students outside of WIS and perhaps even write your own, visit Scholastic's "Share What You're Reading."

Summer Reading BINGO 2019


Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Spanish and French at local Public Libraries

The public libraries below have children’s books available for borrowing in French and Spanish, even to residents in the DC area living outside their borders. Their online catalogs do not represent their language collections well so we recommend going into the branches detailed below to browse. Ask a children's librarian to help you select more from their catalog and the books can be brought to you at your branch of choice.  

If you are looking for French then we recommend 1) Montgomery County Public Libraries' Bethesda branch (7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD) and Rockville branch (2100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD) and 2) DC Public Library's Georgetown branch (3260 R St, NW) and Cleveland Park branch (3310 Connecticut Ave, NW). 

If you are looking for Spanish then we recommend 1) Montgomery County Public Libraries' Bethesda branch (7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD) and Rockville branch (2100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD) and 2) DC Public Library's Mt. Pleasant branch (3160 16th St, NW) and 3) Arlington Public Library's Central library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA).