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Gr. 4-8 Websites

Google and Wikipedia are cool, but they’re not the only way to search

Fact Monster Gives brief, age-appropriate information on topics of interest.

KidRex A custom, kid-friendly search for kids by kids

Art, Music, Crafts

A.Pintura, Art Detective An interactive site that uses a detective story to learn about art.

Hands on Crafts Activities and info on a variety of crafts, including pottery, basket-making, etc.

Albright Artgames Interactive site that teaches about the elements artists use to tell a story with a picture.

Books, Authors and Readers

Children’s Literature Author Websites Find your favorite authors’ websites.

Guys Read Find great books here especially (but not only) for guys!

Lexile.com Find the Lexile level for any book that has one.

AR Bookfinder Find the AR level and number of point for any book that has a quiz.

Kids Series & Sequels Find out what’s next in your favorite series.

Newbery Medal Winners All the Newbery award winners and honor books in one list.

Tumblebooks Online picture books that move and talk! The Tumblebooks collection also includes read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books.

TumblebookCloud Contains over 600 middle school and high school titles, including graphic novels, short stories, teen fiction, classics, audiobooks and National Geographic videos. For grades 5 and up.

TumblebookCloud Junior Contains early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks, classics and National Geographic videos. Great for English Language Learners because you can listen and read along. For grades 3-8.

Language Arts

Easy Bib Help with your bibliography and footnote citations. Be sure to copy and paste your work- EasyBib won’t save it.

Storyjumper Create and publish your own children’s book in 7 easy steps! (Requires free sign up)

Computer Skills

Dance Mat Typing Learn to type in this offering from the BBC. Be careful of the teacher’s Scottish accent.

Learning Games for Kids Typing games and more!

Wix.com Create your own website using an email and password to log in.

Social Studies

BAM! Body and Mind BAM! Body and Mind gives kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices using kid-friendly lingo and interactive activities.

Biography.Com A general biography site featuring over 20,000 entries.

Discovery News Interesting current science and discovery site. Includes some interactive learning games.

Genealogy for Kids Includes information and printable forms.

Maps for Printing Online maps that are designed to copy and print.

National Geographic Kids Excellent world news site with videos, activities, games, and stories.

Native American Homework Center A comprehensive list of the most informative Native American sites.

Peace Corps Kids World Accept a mission to help a village.

United Nations Cyberschoolbus Country information and information on the U.N.

Religion

World Religions for Kids Bits of information on the major religions of the world, including Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity

BBC Religions You can choose a short or long description of a wide range of small and large religions as Zoroastrianism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Hinduism. Long descriptions include information on beliefs, customs, traditions and holy days.

History of Religions History for Kids offers a look back at religious traditions from ancient times to recent years.

Saints

Catholic Forum Information on a variety of saints.

Catholic Information Network Saints, Martyrs and other holy people.

Sports

SI for Kids Sports Illustrated for Kids online includes current sports news, personalities, and more.

Olympic.org Official site of the Olympic games. Includes information on individual sports and athletes expected to compete at upcoming Olympic games.

Yahoo Sports for Kids Comprehensive sports site that includes news, a scoreboard, reader's poll and more.

United States

50 States.com Information on the 50 states (plus commonwealths and territories). Includes famous people, state flags, government, economy and more.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids Excellent information organized by grade level (K-12).  

Great Chicago Fire Lots of excellent info and pictures on the Great Chicago Fire.

Statetris Test your geography skills and manual dexterity by playing Tetris with US states instead of blocks.

Lots more great websites

American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids