Not sure which book(s) to check out next? Looking for ways to make reading and learning more exciting? Having trouble keeping track of which titles and series your family has read?
Beanstack is just about the closest you can get to carrying a librarian and a teacher around in your pocket.
Beanstack is a mobile-optimized web application, very easy to use on your phone, which helps you discover children's books, matched to particular
interests. All of these recommended books are titles already in the catalog, available for checkout at Fresno County Public Library.
Better yet, Beanstack helps you to find books within specific "learning
tracks," or areas of focus, such as "African American Heritage,"
"Audacious Women & Fearless Females," and "Say NO! to Bullying." The
site also provides booklists and allows you to browse books and related
activities by themes. For instance, the theme guide for "Pirates"
provides a list of pirate-themed books, questions and talking points
for different age levels, party ideas, and suggested family activities
that relate to the reading theme (ex. family treasure hunt, geocaching,
heading to Long John Silvers for a bite).
And if you enjoy tracking your own reading on Goodreads, you'll be happy to know that you can even log your whole family's reading on Beanstack, with each
reader earning electronic badges to mark their reading achievements.
You can sign up for a free account at fresnolibrary.beanstack.org.