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Digital Literature Information for Parents

District Wide Digital Resources Link

Welcome to the Digital Literature Guide for Johnson Upper Elementary

The following information is provided for parents to learn more about the various digital literature resources that are provided by Livonia Public Schools.  Included for each resource is:

  • name of the resource,
  • how the materials are selected,
  • which grade levels have access, and
  • how parents can access the resource (usually through the students' account).

For most of the resources, content is organized into categories based on a range of grade levels.  For example, Grades K-4 or Grades K-6.  Parents are encouraged to review these resources with their students.


  • Grade Level Availability identifies which grades have access to the resource.
  • Grade Band Limited Access means the resource limits a student's access to materials within a specified grade level, such as K-4, 5-6, K-6, etc

          Grade Level Availability: K-4         Grade Band Limited Access: No

Story Online is a free online resource of videos featuring celebrities reading children's books aloud.  The grade level of the books read range from kindergarten to 4th grade with most books falling in the K-2 levels.  Story Online does not require an account and can be accessed at

          Grade Level Availability: K-5          Grade Band Limited Access: Yes

“Raz-Kids is an award-winning teaching product that provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. With hundreds of eBooks offered at 29 different levels of reading difficulty, it's easy to put the right content in every student's hands.” – Learning A-Z Website

This collection of resources is curated by the educational experts at Learning A-Z.  Parents should ask their student or their student’s teacher about how to access Raz-Kids online.

       Grade Level Availability: All grades          Grade Band Limited Access: No

Open eBooks is a program that offers free ebooks to students attending eligible schools, working under the Department of Education’s Title 1 program.  The book collection is curated by specialists from the New York Public Library.  The collection is divided into three collections: early grades, middle grades, and high school.  A school’s media specialist can provide a student with an access code upon request.  This code will only grant access to the age appropriate collection for that student.

       Grade Level Availability: All grades          Grade Band Limited Access: No

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a public library card. 

       Grade Level Availability: K-8          Grade Band Limited Access: Yes

Funbrain is created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8.  It offers hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.