Literacy and Languages

ALA’s link to Author’s and Illustrators – Links to websites from Avi to Van Allsburg.

A Book and A Hug – Online tool for kids to create a book list of their favorites or for classes and friends to share a book list.

Guys Read – Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.

International Childrens’ Digital Library – Read books from around the world when you visit this website. Hundreds of books in twenty-nine different languages are available. – A free foreign language learning site for children. Simple games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in French, Spanish, German, Italian and more.

Read Kiddo Read – An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities.

RIF Kids Reading Planet – Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.

39 Clues – Are you ready to save the world?

Homework Help

You need a library card for at home access to researchIT databases.

Animal Fact Guide – Learn interesting facts about animals around the world.

The Big6 – Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information.

Explora for Elementary Schools – Multi-source curriculum based reference tool.

NASA’s Space Place –  For elementary school age kids showing them that science and technology and learning about space are fun and understandable.

Newspaper Source Plus

SpellingCity – Makes practicing for spelling tests fun.

History Reference Center –  Must comprehensive history full text database.

Your Dictionary – Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.

Online Research Tools

Facthound – Select your grade level and topic. Facthound links you to age appropriate web sites as well as book titles.

Just for Fun!

App Inventor –  MIT App Inventor is the fastest way to build apps for Android phones and tablets.

Chess for Kids – Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles. – is a site designed to support the learning and teaching of computer coding.

CryptoKids – At this site from the National Security Agency, you can learn all about codes and ciphers and even create your own

Cyberchase – Kids can dive into the world of science with this online science themed shows.

Engineer Girl – Designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

Fun with Spot – Fans of Eric Hill’s Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books.

The International Space Station – An interactive model of the International Space Station.

Nickelodeon – Like to watch Nick? Here is where to click.

Nick Jr. – Nick for the Preschool crown.

Official Star Wars Website – For Star Wars fans everywhere.

PBS Kids – Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Super Why, Arthur, Sesame Street, and Clifford.

Scratch – Scratch is a programming language and an online community. Program and create you own interactive stories, games and animation and share with others. Includes video and step-by step guides.

Sports Illustrated for Kids – Covers all kinds of sports from around the world.

Thomas the Tank – Calling all Thomas the Tank Engine fans! Stories, games, and fun.

Minecraft – Official site

And more  ….