TeachingBooks for Libraries

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About TeachingBooks for Libraries

TeachingBooks for Libraries is an online database that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The website includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment.

TeachingBooks for Libraries is provided free to all K-12 students and educators by the California State Library.

Getting Started

  • Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Get a Library Card)
  • Click on the GO button above
  • Log in with your library card and PIN if asked


  • Search for a title and find resources to enhance the reading experience including author interviews, book guides, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, annotations, and related booklists.
  • View Meet-the-Author movies.
  • Find out how an author's name is pronounced.
  • Watch book trailers.
  • Check out book lists to find your next read.

For Educators (Must be registered with a work-related email): TeachingBooks for Schools

  • Common Core literacy connections.
  • Instructional Uses page featuring resources by subject.
  • Connect resources to Google Classroom.
  • Create custom reading lists.

Available for Use On

  • Desktop computers
  • Mobile devices
  • There is no app for this resource

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