Kid Sites

Homework Resources Animal Resources Ebooks Audiobooks History Resources
Quick Facts Fun & Games Rainforest & Biomes Links Inventors & Inventions

Homework Resources

Math and Reading Help
Your guide to math, reading, homework help, tutoring and earning a high school diploma. A comprehensive resource and guide for all kids homework related issues.

Exploratorium Site
Exploratorium -- An interactive museum with exhibits from San Francisco. Great fun for kids.

National Park Service
The National Park Service site which offers information and photos of parks throughout the U.S.

Whole Frog Project
You can actually dissect a "virtual" frog through your computer!

Make Learning Fun
Worksheets, activities, games, etc.

The Home School Scientist
Putting the fun into science education. This site is packed with science experiments, lessons, homeschool resources, and help.

Library of Congress
The Library has millions of resources online - including some of history's most important manuscripts, photographs, maps, recordings and films - to help teachers, parents and students learn about the world around us.

NASA ClimateKids
Launched in 2010, NASA's Climate Kids website tells the story of our changing planet through the eyes of the NASA missions studying Earth. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site is full of games, activities and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging.

Explore the Surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover
Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian Surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Lessons worth sharing. Ted-ed celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons and share your big ideas.

Field Museum
The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Check out their videos and education materials for people of all ages.

Banzai Money Management
Banzai is an interactive, award-winning course that has taught millions of students real-world finance. You can choose between three courses-Junior, Teen, and Plus-to fit your students' age

Learn 22 Languages.

Learn 30+ Languages in Bite-Sized Lessons.

Cultures & Countries Around the World
CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. With unique content from around the world, our members rely on us to keep our database concise and current. K-12 students, kids, libraries, business and tourists appreciate CountryReport's ability to meet their needs.


Ebooks (also in Spanish) that may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time. Default PIN is last 4 digits of library card unless changed in patron account.

National Emergency Library
Some 1.4 million eBooks may be borrowed are available to one borrower at a time using controlled digital lending.

Internet Archive
Offers free public access to 2.5 million fully downloadable public domain books, which do not require waitlists to view.

The Online Books Page
Search for thousands of English-language books that are available in free full text for reading in personal, non-commercial use.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is dedicated to making public domain texts easily accessible to everyone. Their extensive list includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You can search by author or title.
The original and largest literature study guide search engine on the web.

Digital Public Library of America


Free audiobooks can downloaded from these three sites. Most of the available titles are usually literature classics.


Free Classic Audio Books


The History Channel
This wonderful site is loaded with all kinds of historical facts including a "This Day in History" area which lists famous events, people, songs, etc. associated with a particular month and day.

Online Archive of California
As California's central repository for collection guides, the OAC is a vital resource that serves everyone interested in California's rich collections: browse online, search for information about specific items and their location, and learn how to access them. New technology solutions enhance discovery, making it easy to locate specific items quickly or browse collection contents online.

WhatWasThere - Put history in its place!
Put History in its place. WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.

Out in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcatraz is a world unto itself. Isolation, one of the constants of island life for any inhabitant - soldier, prisoner, bird or plant - is a recurrent theme in the unfolding history of Alcatraz. Alcatraz island is one of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's most popular destinations, offering a close-up look at a historic and infamous federal prison long off-limits to the public. Visitors to the island can not only explore the remnants of the prison, but learn about the Native American occupation of 1969 - 1971, early military fortifications and the West Coast's firs (and oldest operating) lighthouse.

America's Stone Age Explorers
Who were the first Americans and where did they come from? NOVA reports new evidence where you can examine some of the clues about these first explorers and follow the 'End of the Big Beasts" (mammoths and megafauna from 13,000 years ago), the artistry and skill of America's early flintknappers and the earlier sites that have been discovered indicating that the Clovis people were not the first settlers.

Historical Maps
This is a comprehensive collection of historical maps from every continent. Examples include territorial growth of the United States, with a map of every decade from 1790-1920. an 1834 drawing of the sources of the Mississippi River made on an expedition, There are 16 maps from a 1903 atlas which portray southeastern Europe from 900 AD - 1888 AD.

World War I
World War I site. Detailed information, maps, photos, posters, documents, weapons, trivia, and time lines.

The Middle Ages
The period known as the Middle Ages is the setting of many fairy tales and fables, but what was life really like? Take a journey back to the mystical days of yore and learn about the daily lives of lords and peasants.

Ancient Egypt
Wonderful information on pyramids, temples, kings, queens, hieroglyphics, etc.

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.

This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders which don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all currently existing countries and territories. Inasmuch as countries which no longer exist are included, they are found under their main successors (e.g., for the Soviet Union, look under Russia). Also included are the subdivisions of some countries (the links are at the bottom of the country entries), as well as some international organizations. The Chronicle section lists government changes and election results since Jan. 1, 1996.

British Monarchy
The British Monarchy - official web site. If you're an Anglophile and need to know what the royal family is up to, it's in this site. Want to see pictures of the crown jewels? They're in here too, along with a history of the British Monarchy.


Aquarium of the Pacific
The program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.

California Turtle and Tortoise Club
This is a perfect place to put together a report about turtles and tortoises, or to check into specialized chelonian matters. The gallery has color images of many species. The archives contain dozens of articles on the turtle and tortoise families, and the general information center presents turtle and tortoise care, health and conservation.

Explore the history of these prehistoric reptiles and find out how Museum science continues to reveal insights about what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived. Watch dinosaur videos, take our quiz to find out which dinosaur you're most like and try our dinosaur crafts and activities for kids (and big kids).

Endangered Species
Endangered Species Web site sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Homepage has lots of information about the sea and ocean life.

San Diego Zoo
Home Page of the San Diego Zoo.

National Zoo and Smithsonian Learning Lab
Fun stuff for kids and teens, including activities, games, and live animal cams.

National Geographic
Geography & animals, Brain busters, cool stuff, videos, and games.

Explore Ocean Life at the Smithsonian Institute
We focus on everything ocean - unusual and everyday organisms, ocean-inspired art, researchers devoting their lives to exploring the still mostly mysterious ecosystem. We here at the Ocean Portal learn something new every day and we want to share it with you!

Quick Facts

50 States & Capitols
This site will give you all kinds of information about all 50 States including the states official: song (including the words), bird, flower, motto, governor, population, House & Senate members and much more.

CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook lists the latest information about all the countries of the world including a map of the country, the national flag, and information about geography, climate, natural resources, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Boy Scouts of America
Official home page of the Boy Scouts of America. Includes scouting links, activities, news and locations of local councils.

Girl Scouts of America
Effigial home page of the Girl Scouts of America. Includes current news, history, council sites, information of the cookie sale, and publications.

California Insignia
From the State of California Home Page includes all the official State insignia such as the Great Seal, State Flower, State Animal, State Mineral, State Colors, State Motto, State Nickname, etc.

Our Solar System
A multimedia tour of our solar system's planets and moons. The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Population Clocks
Up to the second information on U.S. and world population figures.

Fun & Games

Rube Goldberg
The official Rube Goldberg site, includes his biography, information on the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, and a gallery of this artist's wacky invention drawings.

Kidspace Museum
Kidspace curated programming and resources developed to spark connection, creativity, laughter, and inspiration. Join the Kidspace-At-Home journey bringing hands-on joyful learning experiences to families every day.

Storyline Online
Kids' Books Read by Famous People.

Reading is Fundamental
Read Alouds

Read & Play Games with Dr. Seuss.

Lakeshore Free Learning Activities
Get printable worksheets, at-home lesson plans, craft ideas, and activities.

Nomster Chef
Let Kids do the Cooking with fun recipes that bring the whole family together.

OT, PT & ST Resources for Kids
Resources, tools, ideas, and activities geared toward the healthy development of kids. Based on function and occupation-centered activities.

Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls is a place to find fun activities that kids will LOVE! We specialize in LEGO building ideas, STEM activities, and play ideas for active kids!

101 Unplugged Activities for Kids
Let Habyts help you manage screen time, motivate your kids and build good habits for life.

Lonely Planet Activities for Kids
Get kids excited about the world around them with these fun, quirky and educational activities. Get Creative with drawing, designing and crafting activities, or get Quizzical with our puzzles and trivia.

Food Network Cooking with Kids
Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas.

Easy Cooking Recipes That Will Get Your Kids Talking About Math

Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Jigsaw Explorer was created with the intent of providing jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts with a great selection of high quality, family friendly online jigsaw puzzles. We have thousands of hand picked puzzles available and new puzzles being added every day.

Super Simple
Songs, Shows, Crafts, Recipes & Activities.

Baby Fingers
Teach babies sign language.

Kid-friendly Workouts
A variety of fun kids workouts to help get those wiggles and giggles out or use them as a warm-up/cooldown for more vigorous activity.

Learn Music Through Hands-on Experiments
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

Rainforest & Biomes Links

The World's Biomes
This is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth. Biomes are defined as the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment.

Rainforest Related Sites
This web sites features many links divided between the following areas: Non-Profit Organizations Supporting Rainforest Preservation and Conservation; Databases, News, Research & Information on Rainforests and Preservation Efforts; and other Rainforest Related Pages.

Inventors & Inventions

Inventors and Scientists
"This site by the Smithsonian focuses on influential inventors and scientists."

National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame site gives brief biographical information and a photograph or drawing of the inventor along with some links.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages
This searchable site introduces students to the world of intellectual property using three site guides.