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Thoreau Elementary Library: eBooks

Need help finding a good book to read? Here are some good recommended reading resources.

EPIC Books for Kids  









Jane Goodall: "What Happened When We All Stopped" Animated Poem

Click on the Cover to Download the Ebook Free

Collection of Books Read Aloud-Take your Pick Padlet!

Sankofa Read Alouds: African American Children's Stories

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Fiction eBooks

International Children's Digital Library: Find Books in Many Different Languages!

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Informational eBooks

LightBox Interactive Ebooks by Follett

Follet is providing free access to interactive non-fiction ebooks (English, Spanish & Arabic) during school closure.


PASSWORD: follett


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Articles, news, primary sources for students.

Unite for Literacy: Books Narrated in English, Spanish & Arabic

Online Magazines

Non-fiction Articles for Kids

Other Online Resources

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OverDrive Sora

Check out ebooks and audiobooks from your school library with SORA.

Access this resource by using ClassLink.

What is SORA? A Reading APP for Students

Click on the SORA app in ClassLink under Library Resources

How To Use SORA for Students

How To Add the Public Library to SORA

The book you want isn't available from the Madison School District? 

You can add the Madison Public Library to SORA to increase your book selections!


Sign in using your MMSD network/computer login.

Books to Check-Out

Thoreau Library eBook Platform

Contact librarian for more information

Public Library eBook Platform

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