Books for Kids

COVID-19 update: Easily find the books you need for your kids of all ages — from preschoolers to teens! Below are some great resources for families to access e-materials from home until the library can reopen.

Virtual Children’s Room

What level ebook are you looking for? Select from the list below, which mirrors our physical children’s room collection.

Digital Book Recommendations

You can still get book recommendations from your librarians! Fill out our Reading Recommendations form for a custom digital booklist from us!

Looking for books for older readers? Head over to the Book for Teens page to browse YA titles.

We’re here for you! Email Cheryl Capitani, Manager of Family Services, with any questions or suggestions at ccapitani@newcanaanlibrary.org

Home-Learning Resources

Several educational publishers have provided temporary, free access for library patrons while schools are closed:

ABDO

Non-fiction and reference books for pre-K and elementary school grades. Allows you to browse by reading level, genre and subject.  Login Here | username: ABDO Elementary  | password: 2020

Audible

Listen to free audiobooks for littles, elementary, tweens and teens in various languages.  Login Here

Big Timber Media

Offers ebooks organized by grade level and subject matter. Login Here

SEBCO

Nonfiction and fiction books for elementary and middle grades including leveled readers and a great collection of classics and biographies.  Login Here | username: keepreading | password: sebco

Storyline Online

Features picture books read aloud by talented actors/actresses and activity guides for elementary grades. View Here

Tumblebooks

Features picture books, read-alongs, and learning games for preschool and elementary grades. Login here

World Book

Non-fiction reference collection with books, activities and games for preschool, elementary and middle school learners.  Login Here | username: wbsupport | password: distancelearn