Running out of reading ideas? Here are some digital titles from the Westchester Library System that also have a TV/movie adaptations you can stream at home.
Make your own Read-It Watch-It club with your family at home or extend the invitatiaion online and ask your friends to read the eBooks. Once everyone has read the title, set up a viewing party or discussion online using video-chat apps like Facebook messenger, FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom.
See the list below for recommendations by Grade Level:
For Kindergarten to 1st Grade: The Franklin the Turtle series by Paulette Bourgeois
For Grades 1-2: The Detective Gordon series by Ulf Nilsson
This fun and friendly mystery series features an old toad detective who helps his woodland neighbors by soliving crimes. Several of the books are available on Hoopla. When you finish reading, you can watch the movie adaptation, Gordon and Paddy, on Kanopy.
For Grades 2-3: The Wayside School series by Louis Sachar
For Grades 3-4: The Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
This beloved classic is available unabridged on Hoopla & Overdrive, as are many of its sequels. Or, if you’re looking for something to tempt reluctant-readers, try the graphic novel version (on Hoopla & Overdrive). Younger readers can enjoy these abridged versions (on Hoopla & Overdrive). Once everyone has finished reading, the PBS television adaption is available on Hoopla & Kanopy.
For Grades 4-5: The Swallows & Amazons series by Arthur Ransome
Other ideas that REQUIRE a subscription service:
- Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald, eBook available on Hoopla & Overdrive, (movie available to stream with Hulu or Netflix). For Grades 2-3
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Gravenstein, eBook available on Overdrive (movie available to stream with Hulu or Netflix). For Grades 3-5
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, eBook and graphic novel adaptation available on Overdrive, (movie available to stream with Disney+). For Grades 4-6
- Charlottes Web by E.B. White, eBook available on Overdrive, (1973 animated musical movie available to stream with Hulu). Grades 2-4 **I will warn parents, that while the movie is fantastic and appropriate for children 5+, I still remember watching Charlotte’s death as a kid. (heavy stuff…)**