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Children's Books and AuthorsBack to top

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

This ebook webmix was compiled by a kindergarten teacher.  Find a variety of ebooks as well as issues of National Geographic Explorer.  (Matt B. Gomez)

AR Bookfinder

Search for Accelerated Reader books by title, author, subject, and more.  (Renaissance Learning)

Authors and Illustrators

Find out more information about a favorite author or illustrator. (American Library Association)

Book Adventure

A free website that allows you to track the books you read, take quizzes on them, and earn points for prizes! (Sylvan Learning Center)

Children's Literature Association of Utah

Find out which books have won and those that are nominated for the Beehive Book Award, Utah's annual child's choice award for children and young adult fiction and nonfiction.

Guys Read

A literacy program created by children's author Jon Sciezka that offers lists of popular titles, along with resources for parents and teachers, to help boys and young men enjoy reading.

Kidsreads

Young book lovers will enjoy searching this website to find more information about their favorite books, series, and authors. (The Book Report Network)

Lexile Framework for Reading

Search lexile measures or grade levels to match children with books at their reading level. (MetaMetrics)

Reading Planet

Join the club and write book reviews, discover new reads, listen to stories and songs, play games, and more on this fun website. (Reading Is Fundamental)

Storyline Online

Enjoy videos of your favorite picture books, narrated by professional actors.  (Screen Actors Guild Foundation)

Just for FunBack to top

Amazing Kids

An online magazine that inspires children to discover their own unique gifts and to use these gifts in positive and productive ways to reach their dreams while making a difference in their lives and the communities they live in. (Amazing Kids)

Chateau Meddybemps

A variety of fun games and stories. 

Cool Math Games

Who knew math could be so much fun? Try out these games.  (Coolmath)

Discovery Kids

Play science-related games and learn science trivia. (Discovery Communications)

Funbrain

Organized by age and grade level, these games teach and entertain at the same time.  (Family Education Network)

Games for Kids in the Stacks

You finished the book, now keep the fun going by playing the game!  Fight the Battle of Ga'Hoole or play Underpants vs. Blunderpants, and more!    (Scholastic)

Math Playground

From spooky Escape from Fraction Manor to Alien Angles, your brain will get a math workout and have fun at the same time. 

Nick Jr.

Have more fun with your favorite Nick Jr. characters. (Nickelodeon)

Poptropica

Create a cool character and join this online world where you can explore the islands, solve mysteries, and compete in quests. (Family Education Network) 

Pottermore

Learn about the wizarding world of Harry Potter, discover new writing from the author, and experience Hogwarts for yourself! Free account required. (Pottermore Limited)

Scholastic Family Playground

Find some of your favorite characters, games, and printables on this website for parents and children aged 3-7.  (Scholastic)

Science Monster

Science games and learning all in one.  (Coolmath)

Seussville

Have fun with everything Seuss on this colorful website. 

Spatulatta

This Web site will encourage children to eat well, learn basic cooking skills, and find kid-friendly recipes. (Spatulatta LLC)

AnimalsBack to top

Animal Fact Guide

Animal Fact Guide showcases fascinating facts about animals from around the world using a wildlife blog and fun downloads like coloring pages, mazes, and word puzzles. (Animal Fact Guide)

Animal Planet: Wild Animals

Features information, photo galleries, videos, and more on your favorite animals. (Discovery Communications)

Animal Sounds Library

Listen to the sounds of various animals, from the giant anteater to the gray wolf. (Sea World)

FactMonster Science: Animals

Learn cool animal facts, find out the most popular pet names, and get the latest on animal conservation efforts around the world. (Family Education Network)

Nature Sound Map

Experience the sounds of nature around the world.  (Wild Ambience)

Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife.  Upload your photographs of the plants and animals you see around you!  (National Geographic, New York University)

Walking with Dinosaurs

Learn about well-known dinosaurs from this kid-friendly educational and entertaining site. (BBC Worldwide)

Search Engines for KidsBack to top

Ask.com: What's Your Question?

Ask your question and get an answer.

KidsClick!

A search engine designed by librarians, with websites that list the suggested reading level. (School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University)

Just for Parents/CaregiversBack to top

Autism Council of Utah

An independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies in the state of Utah. (Autism Council of Utah)

Autism Speaks

One of the world's leading science and advocacy organizations, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. (Autism Speaks)

Special Needs Resource Project - Utah Resources

A directory of nonprofit and for profit organizations offering aid to people with special needs in the state of Utah. (Special Needs Project)

Utah Parent Center

The Utah Parent Center offers resources for parents to help their children and teens with all disabilities to live productive lives as members of the community. (Utah Parent and Training Information Center)

Homework HelpBack to top

Ben's Guide to the Government for Kids

An award-winning site that teaches all about the United States system of government. (U.S. Government Printing Office)

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Free homework help sites gathered into one great place for children, teens, teachers, and parents.

Discovery Education

This website provides homework help for all kinds of subjects, interactive learning games, virtual labs, and other learning opportunities for home and in the classroom. (Discovery Communications)

dMarie Time Capsule

Find out what happened on a specific date in time, as well as the price of bread, what people were reading, and more.

Fact Monster

Math, science, social studies, the world, and more, all in one place. (Information Please)

Great Websites for Kids

A selection of high-quality websites for children. (American Library Association)

Homework Center: Language Arts

Help and tips on grammar and spelling, information on literature and authors, and more.  (Family Education Network)

Homework Spot

Whether you are in kindergarten or high school, this site offers the best homework help sites on the web, all in one convenient place.  (StartSpot Mediaworks)

IXL Math and English

Preschoolers through 8th graders can get free practice in core curriculum skills in math and language arts.  (IXL Learning) 

Math Is Fun

Learn math concepts or get more help. 

Math Playground

A popular learning site for kids of all ages filled with math and thinking games, step-by-step instructional videos, math practice, and problem solving activities.

Merriam-Webster's Word Central

Play word games, create your own words, find words in the thesaurus, or just look up definitions. (Merriam-Webster)

NGAkids Art Zone

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history for all ages. (National Gallery of Art)

Public Pioneer: Homework Help for Kids & Teens

Pioneer is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah's public libraries.  On this section of the site, Public Pioneer offers an array of homework help resources for students in elementary through high school, all in one place. 

Quizlet

Learning is fun with this website that features flashcards, quizzes, and games.  Choose any subject!

Science Buddies

Use this website to find great science fair project ideas. (Science Buddies)

Science Fair Central

Find ideas for your science project here. (Discovery Communications)

ScienceNetLinks

A resource for teachers and homeschooling families, with video lessons, lesson plans, current science news, and a variety of tools to aid learning.  (American Association for the Advancement of Science/Thinkfinity)

This Day In History

Find out what happened on a particular day in history. (A&E Television)

People & PlacesBack to top

Biography

Search for over 30,000 biographies. (Infoplease)

Culture Quest: World Tour

Join Parsifal Penguin and Ophelia Owl on a virtual world tour and learn about the food, games, arts, and history of many cultures of the world. (University of Michigan's School of Information)

MY HERO

Celebrate the best of humanity with these heroes from around the world. (MY HERO Project)

Race

Explore the concept of race with this award-winning website. (American Anthropological Association)

The World Factbook

Clear, up-to-date information on countries around the world, with statistics and maps. (CIA)

Health, Safety, and the EnvironmentBack to top

Environmental Protection Agency: Students

Learn about the environment we live in and how to take care of it. (United States Environmental Protection Agency)

KidsHealth

An award-winning health website with articles written for children on a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect them. (Nemours)

KidsHealth

An award-winning health website with articles written for children on a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect them. (Nemours)

McGruff

Games, videos, and advice to teach children how to stay safe. (National Crime Prevention Council)

MyPlate Kids' Place

Games, activity pages, and other resources to teach kids how to eat healthy. (United States Department of Agriculture)

Ready Kids

Learn how your family can prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. (The Federal Emergency Management Agency)

UtahBack to top

I Love History

Learn all about Utah and its history, including each county, American Indian tribes, local geology, and key events. (Utah Department of Heritage and Arts)

Utah American Indian Archive

Learn about the history and culture of each of Utah's American Indian tribes. (University of Utah’s American West Center)

Utah American Indian Archive

Learn about the history and culture of each of Utah's American Indian tribes. (University of Utah’s American West Center)

Utah History Encyclopedia

An online encyclopedia about the people, places, history, and culture of Utah. (Utah Education Network)

Utah State Symbols

Learn about the official Utah state symbols. (Pioneer)

Encyclopedias and MagazinesBack to top

KIDS SEARCH

Find pictures, encyclopedia information, a dictionary, and more. (EbscoHost)

SEARCHASAURUS

Search the dictionary, encyclopedia, pictures and more on this easy-to-use site. (EbscoHost)