Book Connections

Book Connections

About Book Connections

Book Connections adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. This online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books for youth, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Getting Started

  • Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Get a Library Card)
  • Click on the GO button above
  • Log in with your library card and PIN if asked


  • Search for a title and find resources to enhance the reading experience, including author interviews, book guides, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, annotations, and related booklists.
  • View Meet-the-Author movies.
  • Find out how an author’s name is pronounced.
  • Watch book trailers.
  • Check out booklists to find your next read.
  • Find complete book readings and read-along audio performances.
  • “For Professionals” area that supports educators and librarians with curated content covering programs, homeschool support, readers advisory, summer reading, and more.

Available for Use On

  • Desktop computers
  • Mobile devices
  • There is no app for this resource

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