Book Search Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for book search apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Seussville– Seussville, being the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Internet, is a place for kids of all ages to play and acquire knowledge with Dr. Seuss’s amazing whimsical books and classic characters. This platform makes all of Dr. Seuss’s books come to life through interactive games and fun activities that help nourish reading experiences for each child. The website sustains the spirit of fun and highly esteems the tenets of Dr. Seuss’s work—discovery, imagination, and creativity. The site includes an enriched bank of games and information, including an exhaustive Dr. Seuss character guide, a searchable Dr. Seuss book catalog, biographical information; educator resources; parent tips, and more.

Bookopolis Book Search– This is a social network for young readers with a built-in book discovery feature. Teachers can use this platform to build a society of readers and writers from their classes. Students can partake in book reviews and critical thinking to develop opinion writing. Teachers can track and critique a student’s work. The BookQuest option is useful for finding new book reading suggestions.

Bookshare– This digital library offers reading options for people of different educational levels, ages, and, most importantly, the visually impaired. Children with some visual impairment, physical disability, or severe learning disability can benefit from using this platform. Books are accessible in different formats, even for non-impaired individuals who enjoy reading books in other formats.

LightSail Education –  Teachers can use LightSail Education to monitor their students’ reading in real-time and in detail. Teachers and students can monitor students’ per-page progress through books in addition to their performance on Common Core-aligned assessment tasks. This tool also provides students with access to books in the school’s digital library, which can be downloaded for later use. Teachers can also make use of testing results to track student progress over time.

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