BPL would like to announce a wonderful new database for children and parents called BookFlix. Designed for grades preK-3, BookFlix is an interactive literary resource that builds a love of reading and learning by pairing classical video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic. BookFlix is accessible to every child—early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.
The categories are various and should appeal to every child’s interests: Animals and Nature; Earth and Sky; People and Places; ABC’s and 1,2,3’s; Family and Community; Music and Rhyme; Adventure; Celebrations; and Imagination.
Here’s how it works: Watch the storybook video, say, Good Night, Gorilla, and then read the paired nonfiction book Who Works at the Zoo? Then, for fun, click on Puzzles and play Word Match, Which Came First? and Fact or Fiction. Then it’s on to Meet the Author and surfing the selected Websites for additional information on the subject.
BookFlix is a great resource for children moving from fiction-only reading to exploring nonfiction.