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BookSpot for Kids Lots of themed booklists just for kids!


 Fantastic Fiction Database of fiction works and authors.

Juvenile Series Listing of what is next in juvenile series from Midcontinent Public Library.

KDL What is Next? Kent District Library’s What is Next? database.

Young Adult Series Listing of what is next in young adult series from Bettendorf Public Library.

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The Homework Spot  You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Great Websites for Kids The American Library Association presents 700+ sites for parents, caregivers, teachers and others who care about kids.

Fact Monster Learning Network’s fun homework helper site that includes loads of information in most school subjects.

KidInfo This huge site is for everybody: students, young children, teachers and parents.

SchoolExpress This site is incredible and mostly for parents and teachers. It has 6,000 free worksheets for kids ages 3-10 on math, phonics, language arts, history, handwriting, etc.

B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper B.J. Pinchbeck has gathered hundreds of terrific sites that he knows will be helpful homework sites. Check it out!

Dictionaries Online dictionary that includes thesaurus.

Merriam Webster Online dictionary that includes thesaurus, medical dictionary, Spanish Dictionary, and encyclopedia.

Word Central Look up words in the Student Dictionary or build your own dictionary.


American Presidents This helpful site groups U.S. Presidents by era and has tons of information about each president and their cabinet.

Biographies of Notable Coloradans These 27 Colorado biographies were adapted from articles in the Colorado Historical Society’s newsletter. It’s simple, clear information.

Colonial Hall 103 founding fathers are profiled here.

History Timelines of Famous People This site offers 35 timelines of various people, ancient and current. It’s an interesting mix but may be helpful.

National Inventors Hall of Fame Search by the name of the inventor or by the invention.

POTUS (Presidents of the United States) IPL or The Internet Public Library presents lots of facts about each president.

Time 100 100 important people of the 20th century are profiled here.


Writing Den This is a great writing site that includes topics, tips, and more.

Writing Skills @ Fact Monster Need help writing an essay, book report, biography or research paper? Check out Fact Monster’s easy guide.

Elements of a Story @ This is an interactive site that lets you write a story.


AAA Spell This is a cool site. Enter your spelling words for this week and play the interactive study games with your words!

Comic Creator This is a fun exercise in creating your own comic. Print it or start over….it’s easy.

Grammar & Spelling @ Fact Monster Get good, clear help for your English grammar questions.

Grammar Blast Houghton Mifflin brings you this fun grammar game.

Grammar Bytes! This is a great grammar site with exercises and even handouts.

Language Arts Help @ Fact Monster Fact Monster presents great help with reading, writing, research, etc.

The Grammar Gorillas Fun grammar help, beginner and advanced levels.

Wacky Web Tales Make up your own stories using the parts of speech provided.


AAA Math This site covers 25 math topics for K-8th grades.

Aplus Math This site includes games, flashcards and other interactive ways to improve math skills.

Ask Dr. Math!  Have a math question? Come here whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school or college!

Cool Math Very cool math site. Come to this site for worksheets and great help with multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, etc.

Kidport This website has a lot more than just math but it has great math help. Click on your grade level to get your subject help.

Math @ Fact Monster Fact Monster presents lots of math subjects clearly. This is a big help.

Math Cats  Fun math for elementary kids.

Math2 Another useful site whether you’re in elementary school or high school and anywhere in between. You gotta know your times tables! This is site has tons of games, activities, quizzes, and tips to get you there.

NumberNut  Another one of Rader’s great sites for kids.

Calculator Games Great site of math games with different types of math calculators.


 Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Kids Page Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) web sites for students of all ages.

 Colorado’s Kids and Student Page This page links to state quick facts about the state motto, dinosaur and others. Also includes links to state history, legislation and other information.


 United Nations Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

 CIA World Factbook Facts and maps about countries of the world.

 Flags of the World Thousands of flags from around the world.


 American Memory Historic photograph collections of United State’s history. Hundreds of resources about American History

 The American Civil War Home Page Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

 Civil War Maps Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

 Gettysburg Address See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

 U. S. National Archives and Records Get primary source documents for American history.

 Mr. Dowling’s History Passport Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Science Fair Projects

 All Science Fair Projects Hundreds of free illustrated guides to science fair projects.

Science Buddies Science fair projects, ideas, answers, and tools.

Science Fair Project Guide Science fair project resource guide.

Science Fair Projects Hundreds of free illustrated science fair project ideas and science project experiments.

Science Fair Adventure Science projects broken down by different science disciplines.

Science Fair Project Ideas Science projects searchable by grade level and subject.


EBSCOhostEBSCO Host Use these resources to access magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, study current issues, and search for health and business information, and much more!

Funk-and-Wagnalls-New-Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia.

Kids Search Kids Search Search a wide variety of topics, designed for grades K-5.

middlesearchplus Middle Search Plus This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Science Reference Center Science Reference Center A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

searchasaurus Searchasaurus Provides access to children’s magazines and reference works, including EBSCO Animals.

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