The official site for Seekers, by Erin Hunter. Listen to Erin Hunter talk about the bears, the books and the world of Seekers!
The official home of the bestselling Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Find the latest Warriors books, meet the Warrior Cats & play Warriors games.
The time has come for dogs to rule the wild! Discover Survivors, the new series by Erin Hunter, the bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers.
Jon Scieszka Worldwide
Folks from all over the world will find more than anyone needs to know about men made of stinky cheese, kids who act like squids, math curses, science verses, time warping, and random details about Jon Scieszka.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.
Official site features biographical information, list of author's books, excerpts, character sketches.
Official site which includes a personal blog, FAQs, and fun games for children.
Junie B. Jones®
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The Magic Tree House
Explore the world of Mary Pope Osborne's popular children's series with Jack and Annie. Play the Magic Tree House game, learn about the books and more.
Dav Pilkey's Extra-Crunchy Website o' Fun
Author/illustrator Dav Pilkey of The Adventures of Captain Underpants has a predictably unpredictable website with lots of interesting stuff for kids.
Meet Lincoln Peirce. Sit down with the creator of Big Nate to hear what he has to say about the self-described genius in an exclusive video interview.
Dork Diaries. Tales from a Not-so-Talented Pop Star, Tales from a not-so-Fabulous life and Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The official site for the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart.
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON may be the most reluctant reader every born. He does whatever it takes to get out of reading, and so far, it’s worked out really well.
Funbrain offers a variety of math and reading games.
Sponsored by Crayola, features interactive coloring and crafts, games and a parents' page.
The Kidz Page
Jigsaw puzzle games, printable coloring pages, free clipart, games and activities to keep kids busy.
Play Disney's hottest online games from Disney Channel, Disney XD, movies, Princesses, video games and more!
SmartyGames is a free educational website for kids. It features fun math games, mazes, puzzles, coloring pages, animated flashcards, online children books.
Free online interactive games and activities for children 3 and up.
Play games and watch videos to engage children with fun educational activities.
Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.
Preschool activities & preschool kids games for your preschooler & children featuring Dora, Diego, & more. Plus family activities & crafts.
Science Games - Social Studies Games - Health Games.
Given annually in recognition of an English language work of fiction or non-fiction for which the primary audience is children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The title chosen best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers.
Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Awarded annualy to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Pura Belpre Award
Presendtd annually to a Lationo/Latina writer and illustraor whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Awarded annualy the the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
Given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Coretta Scott King Awards
Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Named for the main character in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web and given by the New York State Reading Association to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become life-long readers.
3 Apples Book Award
A New York State Children's Choice Award presented by the NY Library Association, books are nominated and voted on by children in 3 categories: young readers, children's and teens.
Empire State Award
Presented by the New York Library Association to a NY State author to honor a body of work which represents excellence in children's and young adult literature for young people.
EBSCOhost® features the following 4 databases:
Searchasaurus - EBSCO's resource for elementary- to middle school-age users. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, it includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, and more.
Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.
Novelist K-8 is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
NoveList, the complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.
eLibrary Elementary contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students; also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.
Grolier Online features the following 8 databases:
Amazing Animals of the World - Wild animals and their habitats; for elementary school and middle school; includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
America the Beautiful - State history, people, places, and events; for elementary and middle school students; includes articles on US cities, states and presidents.
Encyclopedia Americana - In-depth information for middle school and higher; articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - Quick reference with rich media for middle school and higher; includes over 41,000 encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters; it also includes an atlas and dictionary; articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective; a comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students.
Lands and Peoples - For middle and high school students; includes articles on countries, cultures and current events; also includes an atlas and almanacs.
The New Book of Knowledge - Reference and current events; for elementary school and higher; includes literary selections, a timeline, projects, experiments, news, homework help and more.
The New Book of Popular Science - For middle and high school students; includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
Kids InfoBits is a database especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide. NOVELny is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. View all NOVELny databases here.
Great Websites for Kids
Great Websites for kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14.
Tiny Planets is a fun and educational virtual world where children can play and explore in complete safety.
Starfall is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics, perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
PBS Kids is a curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children.
An informational, educational and entertainmnet-oriented website affiliated with Discovery Communications, LLC.
National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.
The official home of your favorite Fisher Price Toys and Baby Gear. Find parenting guides, playtime ideas, advice from experts, kids toys, baby toys and more!
KidsKonnect has kids homework and educational help - a safe Internet gateway for kids created & maintained by educators.
More than 700 links to educational sites appropriate for homework help. Topics include health, art, music, math, and English.
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
Time for Kids - Homework Helper
Compilation of useful links put together by kids. Subjects include science, social studies, math, language arts, arts and research and reference.
Covers everything about dinosaurs from when and where they lived to what they ate and how they behaved. Watch amazing dinosaur video and play cool dinosaur games.
Animal Planet lets you explore cat breeds, dog breeds, wild animals and pets. Get exclusive photos and video, play games and more!
The ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Includes endangered species videos, photos, facts & education resources.
Mirriam-Webster's Word Central
Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Teaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the federal government, from the U.S. Government Printing Office.
America's Story from America's Library
Explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Kids can discover America's Story, meet amazing Americans, explore the states.
Native American Facts for Kids
Website for younger readers presents material about American Indians in convenient question-and-answer format.