Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Database Of The Month: Bookflix!

BookFlix homepageDon't let your child's reading skills get rusty during the summer break! Regular trips to check out books at your local branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System are a great way to keep kids engaged with reading during the season, and don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you're there. But why not switch things up a bit by using online books and videos from Bookflix to keep them inspired and entertained! 

Bookflix has paired award-winning fiction with engaging nonfiction to help students become fluent, confident, and independent readers. The pairing of fiction and nonfiction has been shown to be an effective way to develop critical reading and comprehension skills. Fiction, with its narrative "story" structure, is often more accessible for beginning readers. It can be used to introduce a topic and provide a bridge to the informational text. This engaging resource for children in grades pre-K through 3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduce them to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Pairing fiction and nonfiction texts enhances readers' comprehension of a particular topic, exposes them to a wider range of vocabulary, and builds background knowledge—and therefore interest. With several topics to choose from such as Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, Music and Rhyme and more, you are sure to find several title pairings that your child will enjoy and learn from. And they will enjoy watching some of their favorite stories come to life in the animated videos!

This resource is free to all library card holders and can be accessed through our website. Simply follow the steps below and get started!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link to A-Z Databases on the right hand side of the page under Books, Research & Databases. 
  3. Click on the icon for Bookflix
  4. Enter the GALILEO password. (If you don't know the current password, find it by following these instructions!)
  5. Have fun reading and watching videos with your kids!

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