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Children's Literature & Reading

Books In the FGCU Catalog

To browse the children's collection in the FGCU Library, select the link below. You can also use these search terms separately.  


Here are some of my favorite resources for parents and teachers!

Tumble E-books (K-6)

Access Tumble Books Library through FGCU or through Lee County Public Library (LCPL). 

How do I search by grade level?  

After opening Tumble Books, select  "Tumble Search" in the upper right corner.  If you select "accelerated reader" search you can limit their search to the grade level (1.2 = 1st grade, 2nd month) etc. 

Overdrive E-books (All Ages)

How do I search by grade level?

Go to advanced search and select ATOS Book Level Search. For example 3.0 - 4.0 is equal to 3rd to 4th grade.

What are Accelerated Reader (AR) Books?

How are AR books used in schools?

Many K-12 schools encourage students to read Accelerated Reader (AR) books. Many books published for children and teens have been assigned an interest level (IL), an ATOS Book Level (BL) a Lexile measure, and accelerated reader points (AR pts). 

How do you know if your book is an AR book?

Teachers, parents, and kids can look up their book in to see if a book is an AR book. 

What do the numbers stand for?

Teachers usually assign a a book level (BL) to their students based on their skill level. Book levels are designed to match approximate year and month of school for example, 4.5 = fourth grade, fifth month; 2.1 = second grade, 1st month. 

How do students take AR tests?

When students or parents look up their book in either point scan,, or TumbleBooks, they should record the author, title, level, and AR quiz number. The student will take a comprehension test on that book at their school to earn AR points. Many schools reward children for earning AR points.