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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

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Parents @ UAPL Blog

5 Juvenile Audiobooks Parents Will Actually Enjoy

Written by published on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:29am

Sometimes, the books your kids love aren't necessarily the books you'd choose to read over and over. Sometimes, as a parent, you're too busy to sit down and read the book your kid is reading. Luckily, we have Audiobooks. I've chosen 5 titles that your kids are bound to love, and you're bound not to hate. Whether you need something besides talk-radio on your commute, or the whole family is cooped-up inside on a rainy, chilly, fall day, these Audiobooks are engaging and entertaining for all ages. 

  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a quirky read (and listen) about a girl during a hot summer in 1899. Callie explores the natural world, develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates living with six brothers, and learns just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Ages 8+. 
  • When You Reach Me follows the mysterious stories of Miranda and Sal who, after an unfortunate encounter in their New York neighborhood, start to unravel. Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, which soon convince her that only she can prevent a tragic death. Ages 9+. 
  • Inside Out and Back Again is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next. From Saigon to Alabama during the Vietnam war, Ha discovers a foreign world, and a lot about herself. Ages 10+.
  • The Secret Garden is a wistful and fairytale-like story of a young British girl raised in India, who loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. Returned to England and living at her uncle's castle, she discovers a garden locked and neglected. Ages 7+.
  • The Tiger Rising is an inspirational story about friendship. After Rob finds a tiger locked in a cage in the Florida forest the same day he meets Sistine, the two children prove that some things - like memories, and heartache, and tigers - can't be locked up forever. Ages 8+.


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Recommended Books

  • This clever cookbook incorporates simple recipes and classic fairy tales with a culinary twist. In each recipe, the ingredients are listed and then a fairytale story begins. Interspersed between paragraphs are simple and clear cooking instructions. By the end of each story, children will have made a tasty treat.  Jack and the Green Beanstalk and Three Chili Goats Puff are just two of the fairytale story/recipes. This book combines storytelling and cooking and will be a fun activity for parent and child!  Recommended for PreS-Gr 4

  • Can a robot survive in the wilderness? Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.  Recommended for grades 3 and up.

  • Both of these books are told from a kid's point of view, and offer lots of encouragement on the subject of potty training.  An unnamed little girl speaks to the reader, asking about all the big girl things she can do. But, all is not perfect, and the magic of being toilet trained does not happen all at once. Mistakes happen, but mom and dad remain encouraging. These are very optimistic books, and will be useful in the training process.  Recommended for PreK


Parents Online Resources

We all know being a parent is a hard job. There are many challenges for each age of your child. Here are some resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions. For additional homework help see the homework help link.

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CDC Family Health

Great tips to help families be healthier, safer, and stronger.

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Facts for Families

Read about emotional and behavioral issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.

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Family Education

Practical guidance and specific age information on parenting.

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Hand in Hand Parenting

Provides help and support to parents to nurture their connection with their children.

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Hoagies Gifted Resources

The Hoagies website is “all things gifted” for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

Links to a wide variety of information on the needs of children with disabilities.

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Kids Health

Browse articles on all aspects of children’s health for parents, kids, and health professionals.

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Find games, activities, and information on Internet safety for kids, teens, and parents.

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Community, articles, and stories offering parenting help in today’s world. site screenshot
Resources for Gifted Children

View information and resources for teachers and parents of gifted children.

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