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We do not have books on the website for kids to read.  On Biblionasium, children can rate, review, and recommend books to their community. They can also log their reading and participate in reading challenges. However, due to copyright, students will need to obtain the books from other sources.  

Beyond school and public libraries, we recommend that you review the following sources to consider recommending to your students for reading books online:

Project Gutenberg – A library of over 60,000 free e-books in the public domain

Overdrive a resource where you can download e-books and audiobooks for free if you have a library card 

Unite for Literacyfree digital picture books for kids

 
 
 

First, check your spam or junk folder to make sure the email isn’t there. If you do not see the confirmation email in your spam folder, please email us and we will manually confirm your account and issue a temporary password.

 
 

We recommend contacting Follett Destiny technical support for assistance with the following issues:

  • Initial sync & setup questions
  • Logging in through Destiny
  • Help running a sync
  • Patron/access levels

You can also call one of Destiny’s dedicated support lines:

USA: 888.511.5114 + Option 2

International: 708.884.5100 + Option 2

Destiny will reach out to us if your problem is Biblionasium specific.

 
 

Destiny educators should manage groups through Destiny if:

  • Groups, homerooms, and teachers need to reflect exactly what is set up in the Destiny back end
  • Edits, adding, and removing data are done through Destiny and not Biblionasium

Destiny educators should manage groups through Biblionasium if you need to:

  • Add new group(s) that are not needed in Destiny (book clubs, special classes, etc.)
  • Add additional educators to any group
  • Move students between groups with ease (without needing to re-sync data)
  • Allow students to join a group using a unique group code
Please see our article For Destiny Administrators: How to Manage Your Groups Through Biblionasium for more information on managing your groups through Biblionasium.
 
 
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If you are a Destiny Administrator, please start with our Initial Sync & Setup article.

 
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Announcing our “Because of Winn-Dixie” Review Contest!

Here at Biblionasium, we realize that book reviews are an effective tool for students to express their thoughts, opinions, reactions, and preferences.

In an effort to encourage students to reflect on what they’re reading, we are pleased to announce the Because of Winn-Dixie review contest.

Read on for contest details.

Because of Winn-Dixie Review Contest

  • Students can review Because of Winn-Dixie, or any other book by Kate DiCamillo listed on the ‘Contests’ tab of Biblionasium, between December 1 to December 31, 2020, to enter to win a box set of Kate DiCamillo’s books and the anniversary edition of Because of Winn-Dixie
  • 10 winners will win the set of books
  • The Contest is held in our CONTESTS tab on Biblionasium.com

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1: Choose any book by Kate DiCamillo under the Contests tab.

 

Step 2: Read the book.

Step 3: After reading the book(s), write a review on Biblionasium and submit. You’ll be automatically entered into the contest! It’s that simple!

 

Contest Rules & Details

 

The contest is open from December 1 to December 31, 2020. We will contact the winners by educator or parent email to confirm permission to accept the prize. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we will announce the winners once confirmed.

 
 
 

10 Books & Series That Topped “Favorite” Lists in 2020

 

With many schools meeting virtually, students now spend time looking at a screen for both learning and entertainment purposes.  

At Biblionasium, we are always looking for ways to get kids hooked on books as well! 

So, we pulled a list of the most favorited titles & series in 2020. These books got kids reading amid stay-at-home orders and have topped the charts for multiple years — check it out!

 
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“The Last Kids on Earth” Review Contest Winners

 
 

Book reviews serve so many purposes: letting us know kids’ thoughts about what they read, helping students to reflect on the material, letting classmates know if they would like the book, and… entering The Last Kids on Earth Book Review Contest! 

We are so proud to announce the three winners, Max M., Jace H., and Taylor K., along with their reviews. Congratulations! 

 
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Summer Reading Contest Winners

 

Summer is over, but the joy of reading continues year-round. We know kids want to read what their peers are reading, so check out what actual kids have to say about their favorite books.

Five random winners and five top contributors to our Summer Review Contest have been selected and notified via email. Read excerpts from some of the winning reviews below. 

Stay tuned for the winners of our Last Kids on Earth Review Contest, coming soon!

 
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