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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

The Storyteller

Traci Chee

Pulp

Robin Talley

The Lying Woods

Ashley Elston

Skyward

Brandon Sanderson

Little White Lies

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Julie C. Dao

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan

Archenemies

Marissa Meyer

Girls on the Line

Jennie Liu

Kingdom of Ash

Sarah Maas

Dry

Neal Shusterman

The Crimes of Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling

Sleep, My Bunny

Rosemary Wells

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

All Right Already!

Jory John

The Raging Storm

Erin Hunter

Little Dreamers

Vashti Harrison

Inkling

Kenneth Oppel

Flashback

Shannon Messenger

Children of Jubilee

Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Meltdown

Jeff Kinney

Wrath of the Dragon King

Brandon Mull

Lu

Jason Reynolds

Oath of Office

Marc Cameron

Kingdom of the Blind

Louise Penny

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

Blood Feud

Mike Lupica

Acid for the Children

Flea

The Other Miss Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

Master of His Fate

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Homeward Hound

Rita Mae Brown

Fire & Blood

George R.R. Martin

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

Target

James Patterson

Thanks a Thousand

A.J. Jacobs

The Sky-Blue Wolves

S.M. Stirling

The Shadows We Hide

Allen Eskens

Quarterback

John Feinstein

Out of the Maze

Spencer Johnson

Night of Miracles

Elizabeth Berg

Look Alive Twenty-five

Janet Evanovich

Long Road To Mercy

David Baldacci

Limetown

Jack Akers

Let's Go, So We Can Get Back

Jeff Tweedy

Becoming

Michelle Obama

The Allies

Winston Groom

You Don't Own Me

Mary Higgins Clark

Sea of Greed

Clive Cussler

A Pocketful of Crows

Joanne Harris

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

My One and Only Duke

Grace Burrowes

In the Galway Silence

Ken Bruen

In Extremis

Lindsey Hilsum

Homebody

Joanna Gaines

Heads You Win

Jeffrey Archer

Forever and a Day

Anthony Horowitz

The Feral Detective

Jonathan Lethem

Did You Just Eat That?

Paul Dawson

The Colors of All the Cattle

Alexander McCall Smith

A Christmas Revelation

Anne Perry

Past Tense

Lee Child

Elevation

Stephen King

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly

Whole30 Slow Cooker

Melissa Hartwig

Vendetta

Iris Johansen

The Reckoning

John Grisham

Not Quite Over You

Susan Mallery

The Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant

Cook Like a Pro

Ina Garten

When We Were Young

Karen Kingsbury

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Shell Game

Sara Paretsky

Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks

Desperate Measures

Stuart Woods

The Witch Elm

Tana French

Winter in Paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

Mitch Albom

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami

Holy Ghost

John Sandford

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Kate Morton

Ambush

James Patterson

War of the Wolf

Bernard Cornwell

Street Freaks

Terry Brooks

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

Red Moon

Kim Stanley Robinson

An Easy Death

Charlaine Harris

Dragon's Code

Gig McCaffrey

The Dead Ringer

M.C. Beaton

Consumed

J.R. Ward

Blood Communion

Anne Rice

Alaskan Holiday

Debbie Macomber

Transcription

Kate Atkinson

Christmas Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke

A Willing Murder

Jude Devereaux

Time's Convert

Deborah Harkness

Dark Tide Rising

Anne Perry

Button Man

Andrew Gross

Shadow Tyrants

Clive Cussler

Katerina

James Frey

The Forbidden Door

Dean Koontz

Colorblind

Reed Farrel Coleman

Juror #3

James Patterson

Timeless

R.A. Salvatore

Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini

Salvation

Peter F. Hamilton

Leverage in Death

J.D. Robb

John Woman

Walter Mosley

In His Father's Footsteps

Danielle Steel

Field of Bones

Judith Jance

Dark Sentinel

Christine Feehan

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

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

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

In the Hurricane's Eye

Nathaniel Philbrick

Impeachment

Jon Meacham

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

My Squirrel Days

Ellie Kemper

Dare To Lead

Brene Brown

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Nick Offerman

The Fifth Risk

Michael Lewis

Whiskey in a Teacup

Reese Witherspoon

This is the Day

Tim Tebow

Rising Out of Hatred

Eli Saslow

Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Killing the SS

Bill O'Reilly

Accessory to War

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Small Fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

How Do We Look

Mary Beard

The Coddling of the American Mind

Jonathan Haidt

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

How Schools Work

Arne Duncah

Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

THe Snowy Nap

Jan Brett

Land of Stories

Chris Colfer

Carmela Full of Wishes

Matt de la Peña

The Genius Experiment

James Patterson

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Jon Agee

Spy School Goes South

Stuart Gibbs

A Map of Days

Ransom Riggs

Louisiana's Way Home

Kate DiCamillo

I Lost My Tooth

Mo Willems

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon Hale

A Parade of Elephants

Kevin Henkes

Big Nate Goes Bananas

Lincoln Peirce

The Alphabet Book With No Pictures

B.J. Novak

Saving Winslow

Sharon Creech

Unbelievably Boring Bart

James Patterson

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

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

A Blade So BLack

L.L. McKinney

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green

Wildcard

Marie Lu

Imposters

Scott Westerfeld

Two Dark Reigns

Kendare Blake

People Kill People

Ellen Hopkins

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