Parents and Caregivers

Parents and Caregivers – TGCL is here to help. Here you will find information on how to help children with homework, access our research tools, and get some child-rearing tips from experts.

Programs & Services

Access TGCL’s Research Tools designed for Elementary and Middle School audiences.

You can also view a complete A to Z list of our Research tools.

Homework help for Kids.

Websites to Visit

Book Winners

  • Texas Library Association Reading Lists: Expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 – 102
  • from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, to picture books, bilingual and multicultural lists.
  • Pura Belpre Awards - presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.
  • Caldecott Medal - awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • Geisel Award - Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.
  • Newbery Award - Recognizes distinguised contribution to American Children's literature.

Internet Safety

  • Cybersmart - Created by the Australian government it is has great resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
  • FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - The FBI's informational pamphlet regarding online exploitation and the risks associated with your children.
  • Kids Health Online Safety - A look at online safety for children that provides insight into the hazards of the internet.
  • NetSmartz - Created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, and law enforcement to find information regarding internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. Its also has a sectyion for parents with teens and a special section for kids.
  • On Guard Online - The federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.


  • Best Children's Book - Created by teachers and the general public, it is a great resource if you are looking for books by subject or level.     
  • Brightly - Use this resource to gather new ideas for books to read together with your child, or for you as a parent or caregiver; the topics are very current.
  • Little Free Library - Find a little free library near you, contribute to it, use it for your own reading purposes, or learn how to create one in your neighborhood..
  • ProLiteracy - This site is helpful for gaining knowledge about adult education.
  • Read Kiddo Read - Dedicated to creating life-long readers, author James Patterson provides a multitude of booklists for children of all ages, recognizing their varied interests, needs, and reading levels.
  • Reading is Fundamental - Learn how to get involved in one of the leaders in being a voice for children's literacy around the world.
  • Room to Read - This organization is working to break barriers with low income families as they seek to reach millions of children who aren't school ready to read.
  • Wonderopolis - Parents and children can wonder and learn together everyday. A new topic is posted daily that will be sure to lead parent and child on a new learning adventure.