Reading From Home

  • You may not always be able to come into the Paseo Hills Library Media Center, but there are still ways to read from home.  Check out some of the resources below!

Free online books

  • Paseo Hills offers a small selection of ebooks through MackinVia.


    Click on the graphic above, seach for Paseo Hills School, and login with our schoolwide username and password.  When you open a book, you may be asked to log in again; use your personal student username and password.


    These online libraries offer a collection of free ebooks and audiobooks:

    Open Library - ebooks and audiobooks

    Librivox - audiobooks

    Lit2Go - audio files

    Unite for Literacy - collection of colorful, easy readers

    Project Gutenberg - large collection of plain text ebooks and audiobooks - link to a collection of free, public domain ebooks




Public Library

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    Photo from Phoenix Public Library website, Agave Branch

     Check out your local public library's website for a ton of online resources.  Paseo Hills is in the Phoenix Public Library area.  Just click the link below and explore their eLibrary.  You can get access to eBooks, picture books, audiobooks, comic books, music, movies, and tv shows with your library card (and some without a card).  Don't have a card?  Apply to get an eCard and start borrowing right away.  : )

    Phoenix Public Library:



Paseo Hills Destiny Discover Library Search

  • You can access our library's ebooks through the Destiny Discover search engine.  Just click here or use the graphic above and log in using your school username and password.  You can keyword search for specific ebooks (make sure you change the format to "ebook" in the search options) or look at a list of all the ebooks Paseo has to offer.  Once you find a book, click on "checkout" and/or "open" to read it on your computer or phone.

Online Storytimes!

  • Check out these online story times:

    #SAVEWITHSTORIES - Celebrites from all walks read books to to your child while we all try to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19

    Storyline Online - let celebrated actors (like Betty White, Chris Pine, or Kristen Bell) read to your children

Author Activites

  • Activities you can do with some of your favorite authors

    Kids Ask Authors - author Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon) and a guest author answer one questions submitted by a child.  It's a short 5-10 minute podcast and ends with a poem, story, review, or a joke submitted by a kid.

    Dav Pilkey at Home - Missing Captain Underpants and Dog Man?  Click the link for fun reading excerpts, how-to-draw videos, and more.

    Pigeon Presents - Art and read alouds with Mo Willems, author and artists of the Pigeon books and the Elephant and Piggie books.

    Draw Everyday with JJK - daily art lessons from Jarrett J. Krosoczka.  Krosoczka is the author and artist of books for a wide range of ages from younger kids, (Punk Farm, Lunch Lady series), middle grades (Jedi Academy), and young adult (Hey Kiddo).

    Read, Wonder, and Learn - Author Kate Messner's website where she shares her own readings and book talks, as well as SEVERAL links to other favorite authors and the resources and activities they are creating while we all stay home to fight the spread of COVID-19.  This is a really good site to check out if you'd like to take a deeper dive into what available online, beyond what is posted on this page.  : )




  • person wearing blue denim jeans lying on the bed

    There is no Frigate like a Book
    To take us Lands away,
    Nor any Coursers like a Page
    Of prancing Poetry – 
    This Traverse may the poorest take
    Without oppress of Toll – 
    How frugal is the Chariot
    That bears a Human soul.

    - Emily Dickinson