Bookflix LogoBookFlix

For children in Pre-K through third grade. This resource helps early readers develop and practice essential reading skills, and introduces them to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFlix pairs classic animated stories with thematically aligned nonfiction to build a love of reading and learning. 


Miss Humblebee's Academy LogoMiss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten.  Enjoy a fun and safe environment with nearly 1,000 online and offline activities. 

Try Miss Humblebee's Academy now!



Storytime AnytimeStorytime Anytime!

Enjoy a prerecorded storytime at home or on the go with Storytime Anytime! or Bilingual Storytime Anytime! available on our YouTube channel. This is a condensed version of our in-person storytimes and includes a variety of songs, stories, rhymes and caregiver tips designed to promote and reinforce literacy and language development. A new storytime is available Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 

Watch Storytime Anytime!


Learning Resources for Kids

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Reference Materials for Students

  • ABCmouse
    Find interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2-7+). Free use in the library only.
     
  • Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder
    You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for in the search box and click Search.

  • BookFlix - A literacy resource for children in grades PreK–3.BookFlix pairs classic animated stories with thematically aligned nonfiction to build a love of reading and learning. This resource will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills, and introduces them to a world of knowledge and exploration.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • Early World of Learning
    The Early World of Learning by World Book offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.

  • Gale in Context: Elementary - Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more.

  • Miss HumbleBee's Academy - An interactive learning program for children ages three to six. Aligned with preschool and elementary standards.

  • Novelist K-8 - An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • ScienceFlix - For students in grades 4-9. Students can hone literacy skills while bolstering understanding of crucial subjects relating to science, technology, and engineering. ScienceFlix is filled with interesting videos, images, and more.

  • TumbleBooks - TumbleBooks is a curated database of children's titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! It's a great resource for tech-savvy kids and teaches them the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

  • World Book Kids
    People, Places, Science and Mathematics, World Religions, Plants and Animals, History and Government, Arts, and Sports and Hobbies - all in a kid-friendly format.

  • World Book Student
    Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive site includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.


Other Materials for Students

Stay Safe Online

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  • Follow family or parent rules when playing online games and using the internet.
  • Never use the internet to spread gossip, bully or hurt someone's reputation.
  • If something or someone is sharing information online that's causing uncomfortable feelings, do not respond, delete a post and, most importantly, tell a trusted adult.
  • Post only what feels comfortable for the whole world to see, including parents and teachers.
  • Never meet in person with an online stranger.
  • Do not share personal information such as a birth name, address, phone number, financial information, school name, passwords or other private information.

Minimum Age Requirements for Popular Social Media Sites:

  • Snapchat – 13 years old
  • Instagram – 13 years old
  • Twitter – 13 years old
  • Facebook – 13 years old

These are just a few of the many social networking sites out there and minimum age requirements differ.

For information on screen safety and to find reviews on popular children’s websites, apps and entertainment, visit www.commonsensemedia.org

Stay Safe Information:

What to Read Next

Gale Books and Authors
Information on more than 140,000 books and 50,000 authors, including read-alikes, award winners, and librarians’ favorite lists

Novelist
An informative database with access to over 100,000 fiction titles. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

TumbleBooks for Kids
View these animated, talking picture books at the library or on a home computer.

What's Next?
​Wondering what comes next in your favorite series? Kent District Library's search can help!

Worldcat
WorldCat connects library users to hundreds of millions of electronic resources, including e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals and collections of digital items.

**For information on screen safety and to find reviews on popular children’s websites, apps and entertainment, visit www.commonsensemedia.org


For information on screen safety and to find reviews on popular children’s websites, apps and entertainment, visit www.commonsensemedia.org


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