Parents, Welcome to Bookopolis!
We are excited to have you and your kids join our community of readers. Our mission is to nurture and celebrate a love of reading for fun in all young people.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you when you first join Bookopolis.
Create Kid Accounts
You can create accounts for one or multiple kids that will be connected to your parent account. All kids under your account will be automatically linked as “Friends” in Bookopolis.
1. Go to My Kids. On top navigation bar, click on My Kids. This is where you’ll go to view or edit your kids’ Bookopolis activity in the future.
2. Select Add Kid. Click on the generic avatar.
3. Create Kid Profile. You have to add username, first name, and password to create a kid account. The other info can be filled out now or you or your kid can come back and update the profile anytime. Click Create Kid Profile on bottom. You’ll have the option to Add More Kids or Visit Your Kid’s page.
4. Update Your Own Bookopolis World. You can start adding, reviewing, and recommending books, too! Click on My World and start adding books to your Bookopolis shelves.
Getting Kids Started
Young readers can login to www.bookopolis.com on computers or tablets with the username and password you just created.
Once they are logged in, here are a few simple tasks that will help them get to know the site. This can be done as a short lesson (20 minutes or so) or a longer lesson (60 minutes or so) if you give them more time to explore the site. Beware, kids will get very excited about sharing their books!!
1. Change your avatar and Bookopolis world name. Click on the generic avatar image to access your profile page. Here you can change your avatar image, add your Bookopolis world name that shows up on every screen, select genres of books you like, and add other info about yourself.
2. Add at least 3 books to your shelves. Use the search bar to type in titles or authors of books you’ve read, want to read, or are reading right now. You can also click on Find New Books from the top navigation bar to see recommended books from other young readers.
3. Write at least 1 book review. After you add a book to your shelf that you’ve already read, you can write a review of it. Click on the book jacket from your “I Read It’ shelf or search for the books and click on “Go to My Books.” Here are some tips on How to Write a Book Review.
4. Check out My Friends’ books. Students will be automatically connected with other students in your class as “Friends.” Click on My Friends to see your Bookopolis friends. Then, click on a friend’s avatar to see the books on your friends’ shelves.
5. Explore the points and badges rewards. As soon as you add a book to your shelf, you get your first badge! Whoo-hoo. Read about how badges and points work in Bookopolis here.
Want to go deeper? Here are more ways to use Bookopolis in your classroom.