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World Book Online Encyclopedia Reliable information written at a younger reading level.
Searchasaurus This looks up magazine articles for children. It can be filtered by Lexile reading levels as well as subjects.
Art, Music, Crafts
Color with Leo Join young Leonardo da Vinci (you can call him Leo) as he learns the fundamentals of art and creativity through interactive games and activities
Getty Games Play games and download craft activities featuring art from the Getty Museum’s collection
Albright Artgames An interactive website for learning about artwork
Literacy Center Simple learning games for letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc.
Starfall Learn to read with fun and games
Up To Ten.com Fun early learning games and activities for kids ages 2-10.
World of Victor Welcome to the world of Victor, a world of development and discovery. Games, a gallery, coloring, songs and lots of activities allowing any child to develop an imagination and learn while having fun!
Books, Authors, and Reading
Caldecott Medal Homepage Caldecott Medal picture book winners
Funbrain Reading Games Mad-Libs, comics, and other reading fun
Kids Series & Sequels Find out what’s next in your favorite series
Novelist K-8 Get some reading recommendations based on what you already like
Scholastic Kids Stacks Hang out with some of your favorite friends from Scholastic Publishing, including Harry Potter, Miss Frizzle and the Animorphs
Tumblebooks Online picture books that move and talk, with read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books
Learning Games for Kids Typing games and more!
BrainPop Mini-movies on topics in math.
Math Cats Fun math activities.
Eagle Cam See live video from the National Conservation Training Center of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Elephant Sanctuary See live video, view pictures and learn about the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
Panda Cam See live video from the San Diego Zoo
Ape Cam See live video from the San Diego Zoo
Westminster Kennel Club Site of the organization that holds one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world. This site covers various dog-related topics.
Science & Technology
AquaFacts Learn about marine animals and habitats from the Vancouver Marine Aquarium
Brainpop Mini-movies on science, health and technology
Catch the Science Bug Turn your home into your very own science lab using everyday household items. Watch videos, get ideas, and read all about the world you live in
Exploratorium Excellent science site from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. Features hands-on activities, demos and exhibits
How Things Are Made Find out how gum, refrigerators, shaving cream, fireworks, frisbees, etc. are made. Learn the history of the product, the materials, and how it’s made!
KidsHealth for Kids Current health news and issues
Your Big Backyard and Ranger Rick Online From the National Wildlife Federation
Discovery Kids Fun and games, facts and stories, and more.
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.
Check out TumblebooksCloudJunior for books and videos for older kids, too!