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Pre-K & Elementary Databases | Middle School Databases | Kids Websites


Pre-K & Elementary Databases

Beanstack

Beanstack

Make your child’s reading experience a success. Beanstack sends a weekly email containing a personalized book recommendation from our catalog and a learning tip that goes with the book. Log your children’s books, receive fun online badges, and much more. No library card needed.

BookFlix

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica School - Learning Zone

Britannica Learning Zone is for Pre K through 2nd grade. School code is MeL5. Learning Zone provides activities for kids to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

Britannica Elementary

Britannica School - Elementary

Britannica Elementary is for grades 3-4. School code is MeL5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

CultureGrams Kids

CultureGrams Kids

CultureGrams Kids delivers an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning

A resource from World Book recommended for early elementary. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Includes materials for educators.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

A bilingual visual dictionary from World Book including thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels in the categories of Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Also includes a World of Animals section. To change the language to English, select the Ingles button at the top right of the page.

Grolier Online

Grolier Online

Access America the Beautiful, Lands and People, The New Book of Popular Science, The New Book of World Knowledge amd Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. You'll need your library card number in order to use this database.

Kids Infobits

Kids Infobits

A database developed especially for beginning researchers featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface

Kids Infobits

MeL Kids

Michigan eLibrary Kids page. Good stuff for school, funny poems, silly songs, books to read or listen to, Michigan facts, and lots of other cool info. It's all here!

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content with interactive features and intuitive navigation to make a highly engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer

Helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks Premium

TumbleBooks Premium is your family's answer to building reading, math and multiple literacy skills in one website. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), as well as graphic novels and math stories. To access TumbleBooks Premium, you will need a valid Westland library card. You don't need a library card to access the TumbleBooks Book of the Day!

World Book Kids

World Book Kids

Recommended for young learners. Contains eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has three sets of activities divided into: Make It! Think It! and Be It! Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. Also includes a section for teachers.

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Beanstack

Beanstack

Make your child’s reading experience a success. Beanstack sends a weekly email containing a personalized book recommendation from our catalog and a learning tip that goes with the book. Log your children’s books, receive fun online badges, and much more. No library card needed.

Britannica Middle

Britannica School - Middle

Britannica Middle is for grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is MeL5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.

CultureGrams

CultureGrams

CultureGrams is a primary source reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. CultureGrams goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

A bilingual visual dictionary from World Book including thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels in the categories of Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Also includes a World of Animals section. To change the language to English, select the Ingles button at the top right of the page.

Grolier Online

Grolier Online

Access America the Beautiful, Lands and People, The New Book of Popular Science, The New Book of World Knowledge amd Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. You'll need your library card number in order to use this database.

Kids Infobits

MeL Kids

Michigan eLibrary Kids page. Good stuff for school, funny poems, silly songs, books to read or listen to, Michigan facts, and lots of other cool info. It's all here!

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.

Research in Context

Research in Context

Research in Context includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

Offers courses in 30 languages with opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak.

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content with interactive features and intuitive navigation to make a highly engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer

Helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills.

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ABCya

ABCya

www.abcya.com/

"Designed by a grade school teacher, ABCya provides hundreds of free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids."

ALA Great Websites for Kids website

ALA Great Websites for Kids

www.ala.org/greatsites

"Great sites for Kids from the American Library Association, including a site of the month and links by category (Animals, Sciences, The Arts, Mathematics and Computers, etc.)."

Bookworm for Kids website

Bookworm for Kids

www.bookworm4kids.com

"Bookworm For Kids is a resource for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all others interested in encouraging children to love reading. All listed books are highly recommended."

CIA - The World Factbook

CIA - The World Factbook

www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

"Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world countries."

DK Find Out

DK Find Out

www.dkfindout.com/us/

A free online encyclopedia for kids that covers animals and nature, dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Earth, history, the human body, language arts, math, music, art and literature, science, space, transportation and more.

San Francisco's Exploratorium website

Exploratorium

www.exploratorium.edu

"...over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different [science] topics..."

Fact Monster's website

Fact Monster

www.factmonster.com

"Fact Monster and its Homework Center have unbeatable reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help."

Kidsclick.org

Kids Click

www.kidsclick.org

Kids Click is a web search engine for kids, maintained by librarians at the Colorado State Library.

Math Homework Health

Math Homework Help

school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp

Watch videos on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

ReadKiddoRead.com logo

James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead

www.readkiddoread.com/index

Suggestions for what to read for age groups 0-8, 6 & up, 8 & up, and 10 & up.

SIRS Discoverer

SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator

www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/

Have you ever wondered where to find math drill worksheets? Make your own at SuperKids. Simply select the type of problem, the maximum and minimum numbers to be used in the problems, then click on the button! A worksheet will be created to your specifications, ready to be printed for use.

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