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Tumblebooks: Ebooks & Read-alongs

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TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, ebooks, and read-alongs great for kids up to about 5th grade. You will need your Washoe County Library card number to use TumbleBooks.

  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • National Geographic Videos
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Always available

Go To TumbleBooks

OverDrive: Ebooks & Audiobooks

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OverDrive has over 1,000 kids' ebooks and audiobooks to check out, including read-alongs! You can read and listen online or download books to a computer, tablet, or phone using the OverDrive App. You will need your Washoe County Library card number to check out books through OverDrive.

  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Search by genre or level
  • Create wish lists and place holds

Go To OverDrive for Kids

Zinio Digital Magazines

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Digital magazines, with something for readers of every age. Read magazines online or download to your computer, tablet, or phone using the Zinio for Libraries app. Magazines are always available and never expire! You will need to create an account using your Washoe County Library card the first time you visit.

  • American Girl
  • Muse
  • Spider
  • Babybug (English & Español)
  • Ladybug (English & Español)

Go To Zinio for Libraries

Languages with Mango & Little Pim

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Learning a new language is fun! Little Pim is designed to be just right for kids ages 0-6, and Mango Languages is great for older kids with reading skills.

Little Pim

  • For young children through age 6
  • Fun and engaging videos featuring Little Pim the Panda
  • Visual practice flashcards
  • 10 languages including English
  • In Mango, click on "Kids" in the menu

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Mango Languages

  • Learn how to speak Pirate!
  • All ages (reading is required)
  • Courses in over 65 languages
  • ESL (English) courses in more than 15 languages
  • Learn a language with movies (not all films may be suitable for all ages)

Go To Mango Languages Little Pim Coloring Sheet

Brainfuse HelpNow

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Brainfuse HelpNow is a collection of tools for student success, including live homework help from expert tutors, daily from 1:00pm to 10:00pm. To use Brainfuse you will need the latest version of Java installed and enabled in your web browser.

  • Live Tutoring & Writing Lab available 1:00pm-10:00pm daily.
  • Parents: get started in the Parents' Corner in SkillSurfer.
  • Create and share flashcards, tests, and games with FlashBulb.
  • Create and share movie-like notes and ideas with Brainwave.
  • Schedule sessions with friends in a virtual study room with MEET.

Go to Brainfuse HelpNow More Information

If you need help using Brainfuse HelpNow, please contact the library. If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638.

Explora from EBSCO

Explora preview imageExplora is the perfect place to start your research in any subject. Or, just browse articles and videos to find something interesting!

  • Full text for 70+ popular magazines for elementary school research
  • Reading level (Lexile) for all articles
  • Topic overviews and Associated Press video

Go to Explora Elementary School

  • Full text for over 140 popular middle school magazines
  • Reading level (Lexile) for all articles
  • Includes thousands of biographies & primary source documents

Go to Explora Middle School

Reading Suggestions

NoveList Plus

Recommendations preview imageFind just the right book with NoveList Plus. Like funny robot stories or books about girls playing sports? Search for "funny robots" or "girls sports" and see what you find!

  • Search for books or topics
  • Find author and title read-alikes
  • Sign in to save books and lists to your folder
  • NoveList recommendations are also built into the catalog

>Go To NoveList Plus

Library Catalog & OverDrive

Recommendations preview imageWhen using the library catalog or OverDrive, you can get reading recommendations right where you are ... Just search for a book you like, and you find more books to try!

  • In the Library Catalog: when you find a book you like, go to the bottom of the page to find more authors and read-alikes from NoveList.
  • Click on a book's title to see all available formats.
  • Read reviews and get author and series recommendations.

Go To the Library Catalog

  • In OverDrive: when you find a book you like, go to the bottom of the page to find recommended ebooks, audiobooks, and read-alongs.
  • Click on a book to read more about it and get more recommendations.

Go To OverDrive for Kids

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Rebound

Kwame Alexander

Walking Shadows

Faye Kellerman

Safe and Sound

Fern Michaels

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Sophie Hannah

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

Desolation Mountain

William Kent Krueger

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

The Washington Decree

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Toucan Keep a Secret

Donna Andrews

Tailspin

Sandra Brown

Serpentine

Laurell K. Hamilton

The Prisoner in the Castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Money Shot

Stuart Woods

The Middleman

Olen Steinhauer

How Schools Work

Arne Duncah

Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

The Quiet Side of Passion

Andrew McCall-Smith

Paradox

Catherine Coulter

Pale as Death

Heather Graham

A Measure of Darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

You're on an Airplane

Parker Posey

Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom

Nancy Atherton

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

The Sinners

Ace Atkins

The Other Woman

Daniel Silva

A Noise Downstairs

Linwood Barclay

Four Dominions

Eric Lustbader

Double Blind

Iris Johansen

Cottage by the Sea

Debbie Macomber

When We Found Home

Susan Mallery

The Summer Wives

Beatriz Williams

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

Marry Me By Sundown

Johanna Lindsey

The Good Fight

Danielle Steel

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler

Spymaster

Brad Thor

Unbridled

Diana Palmer

Between You and Me

Susan Wiggs

Before and Again

Barbara Delinsky

All We Ever Wanted

Emily Giffin

The Skaar Invasion

Terry Brooks

The Perfect Couple

Elin Hilderbrand

Bring Me Back

B.A. Paris

The Woman in the Woods

John Connolly

The Pharaoh Key

Douglas Preston

The Moscow Deception

Karen Robards

Island of the Mad

Laurie R. King

The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz

When Life Gives You Lululemons

Lauren Weisberger

Us Against You

Frederik Backman

Turbulence

Stuart Woods

The Night-Gaunts and other Tales of Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates

THe Moscow Offensive

Dale Brown

The Hills Have Spies

Mercedes Lackey

Brief Cases

Jim Butcher

The President is Missing

Bill Clinton

Shelter in Place

Nora Roberts

Probable Claws

Rita Mae Brown

The Gray Ghost

Clive Cussler

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Ruth Ware

The Testament of Loki

Joanne M. Harris

THe Outsider

Stephen King

How It Happened

Michael Koryta

The Cast

Danielle Steel

By Invitation Only

Dorothea Benton Frank

The 49th Mystic

Ted Dekker

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

Our Kind of Cruelty

Araminta Hall

The Other Lady Vanishes

Amanda Quick

Magic Triumphs

Ilona Andrews

King of Ashes

Raymond Feist

The Crooked Staircase

Dean R. Koontz

Death Doesn't Bargain

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Two Steps Forward

Graeme Simsion

R.B. Parker's Old Black Magic

Ace Atkins

The Perfect Mother

Aimee Molloy

Overkill

Ted Bell

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

Love and Ruin

Paula McLain

He

John Connolly

Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk

The 17th Suspect

James Patterson

Twisted Prey

John Sandford

Shattered Mirror

Iris Johansen

Noir

Christopher Moore

Head On

John Scalzi

The First Family

Daniel Palmer

The Family Gathering

Robyn Carr

THe Fallen

David Baldacci

Bad Men and Wicked Women

Eric Jerome Dickey

Twenty-one Days

Anne Perry

The Thief

J.R. Ward

Sixth Day

Catherine Coulter

Shoot First

Stuart Woods

Macbeth

Jo Nesbo

The Good Pilot Peter Wodehouse

Alexander McCall Smith

The Cutting Edge

Jeffery Deaver

After Anna

Lisa Scottoline

Women in Sunlight

Frances Mayes

Why Kill the Innocent

C.S. Harris

Varina

Charles Frazier

Space Opera

Catherynne Valente

Scourged

Kevin Hearne

Queen Anne's Lace

Susan Wittig Albert

Miss Julia Raises the Roof

Ann B. Ross

The Knowledge

Martha Grimes

I've Got My Eyes On You

Mary Higgins Clark

The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

Cave of Bones

Anne Hillerman

All the Beautiful Lies

Peter Swanson

The Accidental Guardian

Mary Connealy

Twice Bitten

Lynsay Sands

To Die But Once

Jacqueline Winspear

The Disappeared

C.J. Box

Red Alert

James Patterson

The Temptation of Forgiveness

Donna Leon

The Punishment She Deserves

Elizabeth George

Every Note Played

Lisa Genova

Duel to the Death

J.A. Jance

Covert Game

Christine Feehan

The Bishop's Pawn

Steve Berry

Alternate Side

Anna Quindlen

Accidental Heroes

Danielle Steel

The Rising Sea

Clive Cussler

THe Merry Spinster

Mallory Ortberg

The Flight Attendant

Christopher A. Bohjalian

A Dangerous Game

Heather Graham

Caribbean Rim

Randy Wayne White

The Third Victim

Philip Margolin

Plum Tea Crazy

Laura Childs

The Last Jedi

Jason Fry

Lake Silence

Anne Bishop

If I Live

Terri Blackstock

The Family Next Door

Sally Hepworth

The Escape Artist

Brad Meltzer

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

Susan Wittig Albert

A Call To Vengeance

David Weber

Burn Bright

Patricia Briggs

The Bags of Tricks Affair

Bill Pronzini

As You Wish

Jude Devereaux

Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani

The Poisoned City

Anna Clark

Indianapolis

Lynn Vincent

From the Corner of the Oval

Rebecca Dorey-Stein

Squeezed

Alissa Quart

Aroused

Randi Hunter Epstein

What Truth Sounds Like

Michael Eric Dyson

Those Wild Wyndhams

Claudia Renton

Reporter

Seymour Hersh

First In Line

Kate Andersen Brower

Bruce Lee

Nancy Polly

Ther Are No Grown-ups

Pamela Druckerman

Calypso

David Sedaris

The Restless Wave

John McCain

Robin

Dave Itzkoff

How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan

Paul Simon

Robert Hilburn

Barracoon

Zora Neale Hurston

The Seasons of My Mother

Marcia Gay Harden

Beauty in the Broken Places

Allison Pataki

Magnolia Table

Joanna Gaines

The Feather Thief

Kirk Johnson

The Family Table

Jazz Smollet-Warwell

The Best Cook in the World

Rick Bragg

A Higher Loyalty

James Comey

Natural Causes

Barbara Ehrenreich

Fascism: A Warning

Madeline Albright

At My Table

Nigella Lawson

The Trump White House

Ronald Kessler

True Stories From an Unreliable Witness

Christine Lahti

Rocket Men

Robert Kurson

The Recovering

Leslie Jamison

Look Alive Out There

Sloane Crosley

Lady in Red

Sheila Tate

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

Lauren Graham

Hunting El Chapo

Andrew Hogan

The Geraldo Show

Geraldo Rivera

Eunice

Eileen McNamara

Debbie Macomber's Table

Debbie Macomber

WHere There's Hope

Elizabeth Smart

To Change the Church

Ross Douthat

Russian Roulette

Michael Iskoff

To the Edges of the Earth

Edward Larson

Soon

Andrew Santella

THe Duchess

Penny Junor

Unmasked

Andrew Lloyd Weber

Survive Like a Spy

Jason Hanson

How Luck Happens

Janice Kaplan

Wings of Fire

Tui Sutherland

How Do Dinosaurs Learn To Read

Jane Yolen

The Exile's Hunter

Erin Hunter

A Dog Named Doug

Karma Wilson

Tales From a Not-So-Happy Birthday

Rachel Renee Russell

The Itchy Book

Mo Willems

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest Ifunny Ever

James Patterson

Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

James Dean

Llama Llama Loves to Read

Anna Dewdney

The Last

Katherine Applegate

The Burning Maze

Rick Riordan

Fly Guy and the Alienzz

Ted Arnold

Dude!

Jason Reynolds

Sunny

Jason Reynolds

Rescue and Jessica

Jessica Kensky

I Got It!

David Wiesner

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs

David Soman

Big Nate Silent But Deadly

Lincoln Peirce

The Wild Robot Escapes

Peter Brown

Time Jumpers

Brandon Mull

Islandborn

Junot Diaz

From Hero to Zero

James Patterson

Unplugged

Steve Antony

The Quest of the Cubs

Kathryn Lasky

Hi Jack

Mac Barnett

Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans

Russell Ginns

I Walk With Vanessa

Kerascoet

Love

Matt de la Pena

Oodles of Kittens

Jane O'Connor

Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Nick Bruel

The Emerald Sea

Richelle Mead

A Reaper at the Gates

Yahir Sabaa

Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl

Legendary

Stephanie Garber

War Storm

Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Frost and Starlight

Sarah Maas

Leah on the Offbeat

Becky Albertalli

The Fates Divide

Veronica Roth

Stormcaster

Cinda Williams Chima

I Have Lost My Way

Gayle Forman

Obsidio

Amie Kaufman

A Girl Like That

Tanaz Bhathena

Tempest and Slaughter

Tamora Pierce

Immortal Reign

Morgan Rhodes

Love, Hate & Other Filters

Samira Ahmed

Everless

Sara Holland

The Cruel Prince

Holly Black