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ALSC (American Library Service to Children) 
Comprehensive award list for children’s books and media;

Games
 
4kids.org
This site includes games, a “scavenger hunt” quiz, and links to sites for kids to use for homework, information or fun;

• AgameAday
This site offers puzzles, games, and materials designed to stimulate learning, problem solving, and creative thinking; 

Activity TV
Children can learn and create a variety of crafts ranging from origami to jewelry. Children can also play games and share in other educational activities by watching online video demonstrations; 

Arcademic Skill Builders
Fun and free online multi-player educational math games and language arts games for students and teachers! 

Chateau Meddybemps
All kinds of fun for families with younger kids; 

Chess Kids  
Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles; 

Chinook
Computer generated Checkers; 

Color with Leo
Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo da Vinci; 

Daily Sudoku
A new puzzle is presented every day for this popular game. Different levels and patterns such as “squiggly” allow for many ages to enjoy the site; 

Deaf Planet
An expansive resource for Deaf and hearing children to learn together online, in English, French, and American Sign Language; 

Discovery School's Puzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a fun and easy puzzle generation tool for all ages that allows usersto create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your own world lists;

Fun Brain
Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources; 

Funology
Entertainment site with games, jokes, “Wacky Facts” magic tricks and recipes; 

Garfield Online
Official website for Garfield; 

Highlightskids.com
This site is similar to Highlights magazine. It offers fun stories, “Hidden Pictures”, “Games and Giggles” science articles, and jokes; 

Imagination Cafe - Feed Your Mind
Imagination Café is safe, fun education and entertainment site for kids and tweens with quizzes, recipes and articles on careers, animals, history, sports, science, and more! 

Joan Irvine: The Pop-up Lady
Joan Irvine is a Canadian author of children’s craft books. Three of the books have instructions on how to make pop-up cards, a set of pop-up instructions, and a contest. Includes links to other pop-sites; 

Kaboose: Where Family Comes First
Lots of arcade-style games to play online and coloring pages to print out. 

Learning Games for Kids
This site features games for preschool and elementary students that build skills in math, reading, social studies, science, art and music; 

MakeBeliefsComix
Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman; 

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon website;

Official Star Wars Web Site
For Star Wars fans everywhere! 

OwlKids Online
At this site from the creators of magazines, you can play games, read stories, do puzzles, find jokes, or send e-cards to your friends; 

PBS for Kids
Games and acitivities from your favorite PBS programs; 

PBS KIDS GO!
Design a comic strip ore see if you’d like to be president for a day.
Many activities to entertain and enlighten; 

Professor Garfield
Professor Garfield is an interactive learning portal full of educational games and activities for children; 

Puzzle Choice.com
Choose from crosswords, word searches, world play games, logic and number puzzles and more; 

RIF Reading Planet
Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing; 

Smarty Games
Site features a variety of math games, mazes, puzzles, money games and reading activities in English and Spanish; 

Squigly's Playhouse
Games, crafts, jokes, brainteasers and more; 

Wacky Web Tales
Create fun, wacky, and weird stories to make you laugh by filling in words of your choice in these wacky web tales and then read the results; 


Homework Help

Animals

Animal Diversity Web  
Enter an animal into the search textbox to read about its physical characteristics, habitat and conservation efforts; 

BBCs Prehistoric Life site from the "Walking With..." series
Information about cavemen, prehistoric animals of all kinds including dinosaurs. Fun interactive games. Based on the BBC "Walking With..." series; 

DinoDictionary.com
Dinosaurs facts and fun for over 300 species of dinosaurs;

Endangered Species Fact Sheets in Kids' Planet
Fact sheets about endangered species worldwide perfect for writing reports. Also, games, coloring pages, and information about how you can help; 

SeaWorld's Animal Information Databases
Great site about sea and land creatures maintained by SeaWorld Adventure parks and Busch Gardens; 

World Wildlife Fund
News and information about 26,000 species of animals; 


The World
 
CIA World Fact Book
Updated annually, this site not only provides country information but detailed full-color maps as well; 

CultureQuest
Join Parsifal Penquin and and his wise guide, Ophelia Owl, as they travel the globe to learn about different cultures. They chow down food, hear folktales, play games, and learn about arts, crafts, history, holidays, and festivals; 

Library of Congress Country Studies
The Country Studies Series analyzes the social, economic, political, and national security systems of countries throughout the world and how they have changed throughout history; 


The Dictionaries
 
RhymeZone
Dictionaries for rhyming, definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more. Even a search for quotations; 

Spelling City
Spelling quizzes and games. Great for practicing spelling words; 

Webster's Word Central
Look up a word in this dictionary from Merriam-Webster; 


History
 
Hyper History
An interactive timeline lets you view and learn world history with the click of a mouse;


Math
 
A Math Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather
An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms in simple language; 

A Plus Math
Includes printable flashcards, a “Game Room,” a “Homework Helper” section, and extensive worksheets; 

Archimedes' Laboratory
A fun site full of puzzles and curiosities; 

Cynthia Lanius' No Matter What Shape
Use online pattern blocks to calculate fractions; 

FunBrain Numbers
Numbers and counting games including Math Baseball, Bunny Count, and Changemaker;

Math worksheets
Create and print worksheets for different math concepts and skills. Creates an answer key as well; 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
NLVM is an National Science Foundation supported project with a K-12 emphasis;

• NCES Kidzone 
Create a Graph page; 

Play Kids Games
Timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; 

The Math Forum: Student Center
Includes “Have a Math Question?” “Weekly/Monthly Challenges” Sections for Elementary Middle and High School levels, Non-English Resources, Internet Math Hunt and more; 


People
 
• African American Biographies
Biographical information about notable African Americans; 

• Center for the Study of the First Americans
Covers Dine, Muscogee, Tlingit, Lakota and Iroquois nations and how they are alike and different. Includes an historical overview and a large collection of links to other websites;

Hispanic Heritage Biographies
Biographical information about notable individuals of Hispanic heritage; 

Notable Asian Pacific Americans
Biographical information about notable Asian Pacific Americans;

The Library of Congress American Memory Project Immigration page
Click on the sidebar in this federal website to find historical information about different peoples that emigrated to the United States, as well as current information about the “changing face” of our nation;

Britannica Womens Profiles 
Biographical information about notable women throughout history; 


Get Started 

Ask Kids
Just type in a question …;

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Contains over 800 links to sites that will help you with your homework;

How Stuff Works
Ever wonder why stuff works the way it does? Search this site or read the top 10 questions to find out; 

KidsClick
Facts, current events, weirdness, home, recreation, the arts, health, computers, cars, robots, cartoons-you name it, a "bunch of librarians" have found it for you! 

KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
Librarians at the IPL have put together an index of informative and fun sites on a variety of homework topics and hobbies; 

OneKey
OneKey uses a filter and the Google search engine to find kid-friendly sites; 

Yahoo Kids
New features keep you up with Harry Potter's latest adventure, parents' guide for safe surfing, Pokemon, wrestling, jokes, music, and a world of other fun stuff; 


Science
 
Biomes of the World
Click one of six biomes to find out where it is located, what plants and animals live there, and what it looks like; 

Ecosystems of the World
Find out information about ten different earth ecosystems. Includes sounds and links to other websites;

Kids Astronomy
Explore deep space and the solar system in this well designed site full of scientific information and fun facts. Also, see real-time maps of what the sky will look like tonight! 

• NASA's Planetary Photojournal
A database of almost 1300 NASA images. You can choose a planet and then choose which NASA spacecraft you would like to view images from. Good links to other planet websites; 

Science Fair Project Guide
Everything you need to know to create an award winning science project! You'll find basic instructions, practical hints, different types of projects, and how to make a poster display. Includes a list of links to other great science project sites; 

Science Projects About Energy
The California Energy Commission's Energy Quest site has a large list of project outlines for science projects about energy.

Windows to the Universe
Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced levels to access planetary information, stunning photos and real-time animation;

50 States.com
Click a state name to find out quick facts such as the motto, population and area codes and links to maps, elected officials and famous people; 

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for kids 
Benjamin Franklin will answer your questions about the U.S. Government and how it works. Information is provided by grade level; 

Census for kids
Read fun facts about the census results in all 50 states then test your knowledge with a quiz! 

Class Brain State Reports
Class Brain will help you find lists of books, official state sites, symbols, maps, history and statistics to complete your state report; 

The US50
Choose a state to visit and learn history, geography and historic figures; 

US Historical Documents
What's in the Iroquois Constitution-one of the sources used by the framers of the United States Constitution? Read it here, along with speeches, popular songs, presidential declarations, and other documents from American history; 

US House of Representatives

Interactive Tour of White House for Kids
Find out the history of the White House including information about the kids and pets who have lived there; 

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