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.
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 (Scholastic go!): 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 K – 12 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.
TumbleBookLibrary: Collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, nonfiction, and foreign-language titles. Includes read-alongs, chapter book ebooks, audiobooks, online puzzles, and games. For students in grades Pre-K – 5.
TumbleBookCloud: Collection of videos and chapter books, such as Shakespeare, poetry, nonfiction, science, history, and geography. Categories include ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks. For students in grades 6 – 12.
TumbleBookCloud 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.