Kids’ Resources

LEXILE.COM

Matching readers with texts

PATHFINDERS

Created by the staff of the Southeast Steuben County Library. Get your research paper off to a good start.

OPEN CULTURE: RESOURCES FOR K-12

Explore the whole Website for learning tools for all ages!

AUDIOBOOKCLOUD.COM

(Formerly Tumble Talking Books) Listen to audiobooks at any Internet enabled computer.

DATABASE OF AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. (Courtesy dawcl.com)

WHAT’S NEXT?

Not sure what title comes next in the series you are reading? Click this link to find out.

TASTE KIDS

What’s your taste? Type in a book, movie, game or musical artist you like and Taste Kids will make suggestions for what else you might like.

QUIZLET

is a free flash cards and study games website. It was created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 200 million flashcards. All of the material is user-generated. (From Quizlet)

YALE RUDD CENTER FOR FOOD POLICY & OBESITY

“A nonprofit research and policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity and reducing weight stigma,” as noted in the Library Journal under best free references in 2010.

SCIENCE BUDDIES.ORG 

A wonderful tool for science fair projects and more.

IPL KIDSPACE

Internet Public Library, virtual reference and more, for kids.

AMERICA’S STORY

Games, stories and songs help you learn little known facts about American history-from the Library of Congress.

NEW YORK STATE

History of New York State, facts, figures, state symbols, games.

50 STATES

Information on all 50 states of the U.S.

THE WORLD FACTBOOK

The geography, governments, cultures of countries around the world. Information is from the Central Intelligence Agency and is updated regularly.

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Facts about the land, people, history, government, economy of independent states, dependencies and areas of special sovereignty. Information is from the US Department of State.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Features interactive maps, adventure videos, environmental news, animal watch and photography from around the world.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Travel the Underground Railroad as a slave and research the people who made it possible for slaves to travel north to freedom.

SCIENCE – WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE

Information on the sun, Earth, Solar System. Other Sciences-includes games and puzzles too.

SCIENCE – INNER BODY

Learn about the human body. Interactive tours of the body include the skeletal, digestive, muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Also includes brain training games.

SCIENCE – EARTH

Learn facts about our Earth-habitats, climate change, animals and species. Information is by the World Wildlife Federation.

GOVERNMENT KIDS’ PAGES

Information on arts, government,math, science, social studies, health, fitness, technology and fun stuff.

MORE GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS

Created by the American Library Association this site connects you to fabulous sites on animals, literature, the arts, history, math, science, social studies.

THE HOMEWORK SPOT

This site will connect you to anywhere in the world. Take an African Safari, visit the Louvre, travel to Stone Henge. You can get tips on how to write a bibliography, create a science experiment and play a game of hangman.

ALL SAFE SITES

Contains links to safe sites for kids in the areas of educational, technology, games, entertainment.

VIRTUAL MUSEUMS

Links to 300 Museums, Exhibits, Points of Special Interest and Real-Time journeys which offer online multimedia guided tours on the Web.

SLIME KIDS

School library media Kids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own. It is packed with book trailers and language arts-related games.

READKIDDOREAD.COM 

James Patterson’s website with advice for families on how to get their kids to read. Age-appropriate recomendations, reviews and more.

KIDLIT.TV
A compilation of author interviews, books extension ideas – all in a jazzy format. A great way to link kids computer/screen time to books and reading.

BEN’S GUIDE
A kids guide to the US government.