The State Library of Kansas is pleased to announce the addition of BookFlix to the library’s statewide ebook collection. BookFlix is an online e-reading program from Scholastic that combines classic fictional video storybooks with similarly themed nonfiction ebooks for children in grades Pre-K – 3.
The State Library currently subscribes to TumbleBook Library, another children’s online ebook program. “Through TumbleBooks alone, Kansas kids are viewing about 30,000 books per month,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “Adding Scholastic titles will be a great way to keep those kids reading and learning by offering more titles and an exciting new way to experience books.”
Both children’s ebook programs, TumbleBooks and BookFlix, can be accessed by visiting our statewide digital book e-lending page at www.kslib.info/digitalbooks. BookFlix requires a Kansas Library eCard, which can be obtained at any Kansas library, at no charge. An eCard gives Kansas residents access to digital book eLending and 24/7 access to quality research databases.
Each BookFlix selection features two books; one fiction video storybook and a related nonfiction ebook. Children can then read each nonfiction ebook independently or read along as each word is highlighted on the screen. The nonfiction ebooks introduce real-world facts, building content-area knowledge. The Bookflix subscription consists of 105 pairs of fiction-nonfiction ebooks; 30+ fiction-nonfiction pairs with Spanish translations; and additional activities and resources for readers.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.