Websites for Kids

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Books & Authors

Databases

A great guide to fiction and narrative non-fiction such as history, biography, adventure, travel, you name it. An easy interface with many search options makes this an excellent reader’s advisory tool.
Provided by Forbes Library – requires a Forbes Library card to log in.

Books

Scholastic’s list of 100 greatest books for kids!

Looking for picture and chapter books with strong female characters? Check out these recommended feminist literature lists for birth through 18!

Bank Street College of Education’s recommended booklists for kids.

We are a team of teachers who love children’s books and have created this site of the best children’s books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.

Picture books recommended by the Eric Carle Museum staff!

Check out these holiday booklists from the New York Public Library!

Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are our specialties.

From the Mid-Continent Public Library (Independence, MO). This extensive database lists every series you can think of (and more). Look up series by series title, book title, author, and subject.

Books for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

Check out booklists from the Monroe County Library System!

The NYT’s Bestseller picture book lists. Scroll down the left side to the Children’s Lists to see chapter books, paperbacks, and series!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

Authors

Search Engines

Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It’s a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that’s safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

Sniffing out facts on the web!

The freedom to explore! A web search for kids by librarians.

The official kids portal for the U.S. government.

Homework Help

Databases

Biblioteca Tumble Books

Libros ilustrados para niños con narración.
Children’s illustrated books in Spanish with read-along narration and animated graphics.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica Online School Edition lets you choose your level, with content geared to Elementary, Middle School, High School, and a PreSchool Learning Zone. Each level includes dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features at the appropriate grade level.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Junior Edition K-12

Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Kids InfoBits

Targeting the research needs of grades K-5 students. this resources incudes Blackbirch Press curriculum support references, 100 full-text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Graphs, charts, maps and over 2,500 searchable images.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Learning Express Library

This interactive online database features more than 300 practice tests based on official school and career exams, including ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker Exams, among others. Includes math & reading practice for 4th grade through high school, school and college admission tests and Advance Placement tests.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

TumbleBooks

Children’s picture books and chapter books with read-along narration and animated illustrations.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Links

The Library of Congress presents America’s Story. Discover the stories of America’s past…

Benjamin Franklin’s guide to U.S. government for kids!

A Forbes Library subject guide to homeschooling (both local and internet resources.)

Information you can trust.

This page provides access to all the test questions on which student results are based, from the last five years.

The NCES Kids’ Zone provides information to help you learn about schools, decide on a college, find a public library, engage in several games, quizzes, and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians.

Useful & Educational Sites

Got a question about fitness? Disease? Peer pressure? You’ve come to the right place! BAM! Body and Mind will tell you all you need to know about the stuff that matters.

Serve up some scrumptious recipes!

Get media smart!

The internet’s #1 education site for K-8 kids and teachers.

Find out all about the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site.

Cool games to learn about space, Earth, and technology.

Interactive art you can make online.

Get ready to read with free online resources from PBS KIDS Raising Readers! These games and activities help build reading skills at home, in child care, and in the community.

Sports Illustrated for kids.

Fun Game Sites

Online games, videos, activities, printables.

Free online games from shows like Ben 10, Star Wars, and Pokemon!

American Girl games, activities, and quizzes!

Bringing the visual arts to life.

Online games, videos, activities, and printables for characters like Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, Barney, Angelina Ballerina, and Pingu.

Online educational comic generator for kids of all ages.

The smart place to play preschool games and do fun activities.

The smart place to play games for older kids.

Educational games, videos, and activities for kids!

All things Dr. Seuss!