For Kids

Databases

TumbleBook - The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Visit the library information desk for login information.

TumbleBook Cloud Junior
- TumbleBook Cloud junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: eBooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for elementary grades. Our books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. These features make TumbleBook Cloud a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual so readers can read at their own pace. See library information desk for login information. 

Homework Help

Below are some websites which might be helpful in answering homework questions and useful for research.

General Reference

Cyberbee - Curriculum resources for teachers, and research materials for kids.

Encyclopedia - An online encyclopedia and dictionary website.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Access the Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Fact Monster Homework Help - Get help with homework in every subject.

Homework Helper - a directory of websites where you can get homework help.

Homework Spot - A resource for homework help in every subject area.

Khan Academy- A website with over 3,000 educational videos and exercises on all subjects


Geography/History

50 States of the U.S. - Learn more about every state in the union. 

CIA World Fact Book - Discover information about the government, people, and culture of countries around the world.

State Facts - Get more information about your favorite state.

World Flag Database - See flags of countries around the world.

Jetpunk - Website with quizzes for you to test your World Geography skills


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English/Reading

Dictionary - Online picture dictionary for kids.

Oxford English Dictionary - The Oxford English Dictionary Online.

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books 1938-Present - A list of past and present Caldecott award winning books.

Purdue University Citation Style Resources - A guide to all of the major citation styles, include MLA, APA, and Chicago.

Newbery Medal Books - A list of Newbery award winning books.

Texas Bluebonnet Awards Reading List - A list of Texas Bluebonnet Award winners.

Lonestar Reading List - This year’s Lonestar Reading List.

GradeSaver - Summaries and study guides for various books. Caution: These summaries are not a substitute for reading the book. Teachers often use these resources in lesson planning.

grammar NOW! - Website to help you improve your grammar, punctuation and writing skills.

International Children’s Digital Library - Online library of books in several languages for children.

Vocabulary - A site dedicated to helping you expand your vocabulary


Math

The Math Forum - A forum where you can answer any of your math questions at any age.

Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
- This site challenges the whole family to stretch their math skills.

Math Drills - A website dedicated providing math drills and flash cards for kids.

Easy Guide to Key Concepts in Integrated Algebra I - An eBook that covers key concepts for those struggling with Algebra.
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Safety

National Fire Protection Association - Visit Sparky the Fire Dog’s website.


Foreign Languages

Mango Learning Language Software - Allows you to learn any one of 22 new languages or practice ESL.
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U.S. Government

Kids.gov - List of all official government sites for kids.

EPA Students - The Environmental Protection Agency’s site for children.

FBI Kids - The Federal Bureau of Investigations official kids site

FEMA Kids - The official kids site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Outdoor Kids - A site for kids managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Science

Amazing Space - See pictures from the Hubble Telescope and learn more about our universe.

Kids Astronomy - A website dedicated to helping kids learn about astronomy.

Bill Nye, The Science Guy - See experiments, take science quizzes, and much more.

Cool Science - Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s website with resources just for kids.

Health 

Bam- CDC for Kids - Learn about common diseases, food safety, and much more at the Center for Disease Control Body and Mind website.

NIEHS- Kids - Learn more about how what is in your environment affects your health.

Kids Health - A site dedicated to helping kids understand how their body works and how to keep it healthy.

Discovery Kids - Games and resources for kids from the Discovery

Lunar Prospector - Get more information on the Lunar Prospector and see the results of experiments performed on the moon.

Magic School Bus - Find out more about science with Mrs. Frizzle on the Magic School Bus website.

National Geographic - See articles about scientific discoveries.

Odyssey Adventures in Science - A site where you can get science news and ask experts your burning science questions.

Kids Space- Science Project Guides - A guide to science fair projects.

Science Fair Projects - A list of science fair projects and a list of resources to help as you create your project.

Star Child - A kids guide to astronomy. 


Online Games


Barbie - Play interactive Games with Barbie.

Crafts for Kids - Craft ideas for kids 7-12

Crayola - Download coloring pages, get craft ideas, and play games online.

Discovery Channel - Learn more about Discovery Channel Programs and play fun interactive games online.

Disney Online - Find out the latest in Disney movies and shows, play games, and learn more about the characters and stars of Disney.

DLTK’s Printable Crafts for Kids - Printable crafts and coloring pages for kids.

Fun Brain! - Educational games for kids of all ages.

Harry Potter Website - J.K. Rowling’s official website. Learn more about the world of Harry Potter and play Harry Potter games.

Ivy Joy Coloring Pages - A list of websites where you can print out coloring pages.

National Geographic Coloring Book - Coloring pages from National Geographic.

Nick Jr. - Find out more about Nick Jr. programming, play games, and find activities.

Nickelodeon - Learn more about the stars of Nickelodeon, play games, see videos, listen to music, and more.

More Origami - Learn more about the Japanese art of paper folding and get instructions on how to fold paper into various shapes.

PBS Kids - Play games and see videos from PBS kids.

Pokemon - The official Pokemon Website

Seussville - Find out more about the collection of Seuss books, play games, and find activities.

Yu-Gi-Oh - Official Yu-Gi-Oh website