Reading Resources

Reading Resources

Reading Resources

Library Catalogue

Search the library catalogue by following the link and selecting your school.

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BookFlix

Read books online with BookFlix.

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Epic! for Educators

Access thousands of popular, high-quality books for K-5, free for elementary teachers and librarians.

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Literary Databases

The following literary databases cover a range of topics and allow the user to research genres and authors, as well as search for new reading material.  The databases are subscription based and will require a password for home use.  Visit the Computers in Education conference in First Class and search for Gale Passwords, or email Bev Bellrose at bellrob@rainbowschools.ca

Books & Authors

Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. This database will allow you to read about new books, create reading lists, browse your favourite genres and much more.

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Gale Literary Sources

With this database you can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full texts of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

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Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center will help you will find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines.. from all time periods around the world!

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Shakespeare Collection

Resources in the Shakespeare Collection include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, editions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, other works published during Shakespeare’s time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.

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Reading Resources

Library and Reading Resources

  • The American Library Association celebrates the best in children’s literature through its various award programs including the Caldecott and Newberry Medals.
  • Guy’s Read.  Join author Jon Scieszka as he motivates boys to become life long readers.
  • The First Nation Communities Read program, sponsored by the Ontario Library Service, celebrates the best authors and illustrators of First Nation, Metis or Inuit heritage.
  • Foster a love of reading through the OLA’s Forest of Reading Program.  Form a book club, read books as a class or simply enjoy the wonderful titles by Canadian authors.
  • YALSA, the young adult division of the American Library Association produces a number of book lists and awards suitable for teen readers.  Includes Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and more.

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