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Bowen Elementary Library

Library Media Specialist - Last Updated: 8/6/2020 4:25 PM


Electronic Books (E-Books)!

Tumblebooks -

contains "animated picture book readalongs", ebooks which are chapterbooks, and graphic novels. Many are AR.  Here's a tutorial I made to help you find AR books fast


PoCo Public Library's Overdrive has thousands of the MOST POPULAR ebook versions of your favorite books you can read from any device.  You don't need the app, but if you choose to use it - don't use Libby - use the Overdrive app.  Enter your public library card number or a cell phone number if you don't have a card to check out up to 15 books. Watch this very short tutorial (under 3 minutes) to learn the quickest method for finding your favorite AR books and a sneak peak of what you can find there!

Destiny Discover- BES' collection

Access Destiny Discover for ebooks purchased by BES. Follett username is 10 digit IC student number and password is lunch number.   

KentuckY Virtual Library (KYVL)

Visit Kentucky Virtual Library for encyclopedias, magazines, Teen Book Cloud, Ebsco Ebook Collection and more.
username: powell#k12   password: laptop#21

Kentucky Virtual Library


Other free book related websites:

At Storyline, hear professional actors read favorite books out loud. 

Storyline Online

KidLitTV has created a virtual library of free read-alouds, drawing and writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities, and reading resources for kids!

The Story Time from Space website has videos of astronauts in space reading books to the children of Earth. The videos are placed under the heading ”Story Time Videos.”

Accelerated Reader

Online AR is offered for our students.  Currently we are working to see if access can be enabled for home use - this involves getting permissions from the company.  Parents CAN use the Home Connect link on the right side of this page to view their child's test record, points, and word count.  You can also  sign up for email notification informing you of the results whenever your child completes a test if you desire.  Your child can tell you their username and password or contact the library or your child's teacher for this information.

End of the Year Medals:
AR will end approximately 2 weeks before the last day of school for students.  This allows us to get medals ordered for the awards ceremonies.  Students who earn the following points OR word counts  will receive a medal as long as they keep their comprehension average above 85%.

Kindergarten:  50 points OR 50,000 words
First Grade:  100 points OR 100,000 words
Second Grade:  200,000 words
Third Grade: 300,000 words
Fourth Grade: 400,000 words
Fifth Grade:  500,000 words

You can monitor your child's word count for the school year by logging into Home Connect.



Mrs. Francis' Online Classroom

Click the pyramid to take AR tests.
Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and Math

Search BookFinder to see if it's a test book

AR Bookfinder

Parents -The site below is to check your child's AR progress.  Tests cannot be taken from here.  Use the link at the top of this list for test taking.

monitor your child's AR progress

Fact Monster is an online almanac of facts!

Fact Monster

What does that word mean?  Use the dictionary 

Merriam Webster Word Central

Need an image without breaking the law? Use

Creative Commons Search

Where in the world? Use...

World Atlas

Que habla espanol?
 English - Spanish Dictionary

What's the weather like in....?

Not active until we return to BES...

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