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Homework Help


A database is an online collection of books, magazine articles, facts and pictures that you can search to find information. These count as books or magazines for your reports, not as websites! Here are some databases provided free by the library (click titles to go to log-in page):

Skip to Websites for Homework, Reports & Fun
Skip to Book Report & Reading Suggestion Websites


World BookWorld Book Online has encyclopedia articles and more. Log in then choose:
World Book Kids is recommended for younger elementary school students.
World Book Student is recommended for older students.

Kids InfobitsKids InfoBits has information on current events.
Recommended for grades K-5.

Biography Biography in Context has over 600,000 biographies.
Recommended for older elementary school students through adults.

Websites for Homework, Reports & Fun

Great Web Sites for Kids   
Get suggestions for hundreds of great sites for information (or fun!).   
Check here for links to web sites for all fifty states.

Animal Fact Guide   
Learn interesting facts about animals around the world. The site includes animal videos such as a rare pygmy hippopotamus at an Australian zoo and a wildlife blog.

CIA World Factbook   
Extensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.

Fact Monster   
Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.

National Geographic Kids   
National Geographic's site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.

Book Report & Reading Suggestion Websites

Award Winners

Newbery Medal Homepage   
Have to read a Newbery Medal or Honor winner? Here's the site with the complete list.

Notable Children's Books   
Awarded to the best of the best of children's books (birth through age 14) published that year .

Other Award Winners
      Batchelder Award   
      Belpré Award   
      Caldecott Medal   
      Geisel Award   
      Sibert Medal   
      Wilder Medal 

Other Great Sites

Guys Read   
Here are recommendations for guys, by guys, created by author Jon Scieszka.

Read Kiddo Read   
This is a good site for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities.

Great for the youngest readers! Here are short stories that concentrate on a vowel or blend sound. By clicking on a word, help is given. Primarily designed for first grade, also useful for pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and second grade.