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Washoe County Library System wants to help you and your child read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Get Started Today!

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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

Print

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Wired

Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

David Perlmutter

Beartown

Frederik Backman

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

The Stars are Fire

Anita Shreve

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files

Sylvain Neuvel

A Twist in Time

Julie McElwain

Miss You

Kate Eberlen

The Women in the Castle

Jessica Shattuck

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

Bill O'Reilly

Wired to Eat

Robb Wolf

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

Joy Wilson

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M. Krauss

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

Eggshells

Caitriona Lally

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Say Nothing

Brad Parks

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Setting Free the Kites

Alex George

A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Gilded Cage

Vic James

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Jennifer Ryan

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Garden of Lamentations

Deborah Crombie

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

All Our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Stranger in the Woods

Michael Finkel

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

King's Cage

Victoria Aveyard

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios