Online Research Tools for Kids
Bookflix: Interactive digital stories, true books, and games. For students grades Pre-K — 3.
CultureGrams: Learn about the history, customs and everyday life of countries around the world. Four editions are available: World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition and Provinces Edition. For students in grades 2 — 8.
Go! Grolier: Research tool that offers digital content for both teachers and students, including newspaper, magazine and encyclopedia articles organized by level, Lexile, and Core Curriculum Standards. For students grades K — 12 and adults.
International Children’s Digital Library: High-quality digital picture books and chapter books from around the world. Browse by age, genre, book length, character types or even the color of a book’s cover. For students in grades Pre-K — 5.
Muzzy: Online training system for language learning for children, offering Spanish, French, German and Italian. For students in grades Pre-K — 8.
Note: Accessible via the free Puffin Browser on mobile devices.
New Book of Knowledge: Research tool that offers both students and educators digital nonfiction texts, articles, experiments and homework help resources across a wide range of core content areas for research and reference organized by topic, grade, level and Lexile. For students grades 3 — 8 and adults.
Novelist K-8: Find Lexile Measure, which is a number indicating the reading level, demand, difficulty and complexity of the sentences. Retrieve suggested reads, book lists, discussion guides and more. For students in grades 4 — 12 and adults.
ScienceFlix: Offers a mobile-ready interactive resource perfectly designed for those interested in science, technology and engineering, with an emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the newest science standards. For students in grades 3 — 8.
TrueFlix: Online resource with digital books and videos that helps students build knowledge of subject-area content, cultivate 21st Century Skills, and meet Common Core Standards through the inquiry process. For students in grades 3 — 8.
Tumblebooks: Collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign-language titles. Includes read-alongs, chapter book ebooks, audiobooks, online puzzles and games. For students in grades Pre-K — 5.
Tumble Book Cloud: Collection of videos and chapter books, such as Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history and geography. Categories include ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks. For students in grades 6 — 12.
Tumble Book Cloud Junior: Collection of read-along, online titles in categories, such as early readers, chapter books, classics and poetry. Have the book narrated aloud, turn the page automatically, and customize the screen for font size, text and screen color. For students in grades 3 — 6.