Check this site out before you begin exploring the Internet: Online Safety Rules for Kids.
The American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids is a great resource -- lots of links to sites on every subject, all approved by the Association for Library Services to Children of the ALA.
ARBookFinder -- Check here to see how many points a book is worth in Accelerated Reader.
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature -- Create your own tailored reading list of quality children's literature by filling in the search form for your age, setting, format, etc. Many of the suggested titles are available at our library.
Newbery Medal -- This honor is awarded yearly for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," and has been since 1922. Check here for a complete list of winners and honor books.
Caldecott Medal -- This honor has been awarded every year since 1938 for "the most distinguished American picture book for children." Click herre for a complete list of winners and honor books.
2x2 Reading List -- Put out every year by the Texas Library Association, this reading list is for children from two years old to second grade.
Texas Bluebonnet Award -- Schoolkids all across Texas vote every year for the Bluebonnet winner from a list chosen by librarians.
Kidsread -- Get help choosing your next children's read!
NoveList -- Another great database for fiction book suggestions.
SEARCH ENGINES & SUBJECT GUIDES
Ask for Kids -- A fast, easy and kid-friendly way to search online.
Fact Monster -- A great site that combines reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help.
Internet Public Library Youth Division -- Includes useful homework sites and a few fun ones.
KidsClick! -- Links to all sorts of interesting sites.
Great Websites for Kids -- American Library Association's top picks for kid's websites.
Climate Kids -- Learn all about global climate change through education games, activities, crafts and videos.
Ask Dr. Math -- Need help with your math homework?
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper -- This famous site was created by a young boy and his father to help kids access information quickly and simply. It contains hundreds of useful links.
Time Magazine for Kids -- Find out what's happening around the world.
White House -- Take a virtual tour of the White House.
Kids.gov -- A government website that links kids to educational activities.
Starfall.com -- Work on your ABCs, colors and more!
JUST FOR FUN
WebRangers -- The National Parks Service's online junior ranger program. Play games to learn about our national parks, share stories and pictures, and earn WebRanger badges.
Sesame Street -- Home of Sesame Street.
National Zoo (Washington, DC) -- If you like animals, you'll love this look at our nation's zoo.
Nickelodeon -- Nickelodeon's page with links to shows, characters, and games.
PBS Kids Page -- Links to Arthur, Super Why, Franny's Feet, and more!
Poptropica -- A virtual world for kids to travel, play games, and communicate safely.
Scholastic -- Links to Magic Schoolbus, Goosebumps, and more!
DiscoveryKids.com -- Games, puzzles and activities.
Junie B. Jones Official Website -- Fans of the Junie B. Jones series can play games and print off activities from this website.
Funbrain.com -- Free educational games, online books and comics.
Fisher-Price -- Play and learn with your child online! Choose age appropriate games to play with your child.