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Read the Books
Readthebooks.com covers K-8 grades. It contains reading lists for the Birmingham-area schools. You can find books to read by topic or reading level. The majority of the books are Acclerated Reader (AR) books.
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Books, Literature & Writers
Video Tutorial Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 6:50)