Children Categories

AnimalsBack to top

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)

Children's Books and AuthorsBack to top

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.


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)

Search Engines for KidsBack to top What's Your Question?

Ask your question and get an answer.


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

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)

Discovery Kids

Play science-related games and learn science trivia. (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.

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)

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. 


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)


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


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)


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


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)

Just for FunBack to top

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)


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)


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

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)


Have fun with everything Seuss on this colorful website. 

Health, Safety, and the EnvironmentBack to top

Choose MyPlate

The U.S. government's dietary guidelines. (United States Department of Agriculture)

Environmental Protection Agency: Students

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

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 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


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


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