JLG @ Home: Reading Resources
Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it's our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students' brains busy and blossoming.
In the true spirit of our beloved libraries, these resources are available to ALL!
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Get FREE access to JLG Digital all summer long!
With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.
There's a lot going on these days, what with school closures, and social distancing, and toilet-paper conundrums. It's heavy stuff. It's worrisome stuff. And it's stuff that we're all experiencing right along with Aiden Tyler, the title character in author Rex Ogle's (Free Lunch) new & original story, AIDEN TYLER, QUARAN-TEEN. Rex is writing this creative new middle-grade offering in real-time, about our real-world predicament, and will be reading each week's newest chapter aloud on this one-of-a-kind webcast "serial"! Tune in every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET to catch the latest in Aiden's quaran-teen'ed story—and stick around after the reading for a weekly Q&A with Rex.
This is the perfect virtual get-away for students and educators looking for a fun and relatable escape from their own quarantines!
Create Your Virtual “Classroom” with Lightbox
Learn in a whole new light! Enjoy FREE access to Lightbox’s 1,000+ interactive e-books for grades K-12 until August 1. These multimedia books contain videos, activities, web links, slideshows, quizzes and more—in a fun, interactive environment ideal for home-based learning. Perfect for educators and parents looking for quality material during school closures. Learn more.
More Virtual Resources
Live Virtual Author Visits
Our upcoming Live Virtual Author Visits are perfect for sharing with your homebound students! JLG authors, illustrators, publisher partners, and educators are coming together to bring you and your readers exclusive webcasts that will engage, entertain, and educate.
Coronavirus eBook for Children
New from Candlewick Press, this FREE downloadable ebook is an informative and accessible guide for young readers that defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. Illustrated by The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, with expert input from Professor Graham Medley at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Library of On-Demand Webcasts
Check out our binge-worthy collection of on-demand webcasts, featuring author interviews, editorial insight, book talks, and more. Recent favorites include a Q&A with Nikki Grimes (Ordinary Hazards), a fun chat with Jon Scieszka (Astronuts), and an author talk with 2019 Newbery Medalist Meg Medina (Merci Suárez Changes Gears). All on-demand webcasts are available in closed-captioning.