Children’s Resources


Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Find Accelerated Reader books by level here!

LearningExpress Library School Center

Skill-building resources and practice for math, reading, writing and more.  Washington District Library card holders can follow this link and create a free account to use from anywhere.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList for children's books - get recommendations for what to read next.  Log in from anywhere with your Washington District Library card number.


TumbleBooks offers hundreds of interactive children’s books and educational games that enhance and reinforce reading skills!

Book Award Lists

Bluestem Award

Illinois' grades 3-5 readers' choice award.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Monarch Award

Illinois' K-3 readers' choice award.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Rebecca Caudill Award

Illinois' grades 4-8 readers' choice award.