Web searching for children
Did you know there are search engines designed especially
for children? The following links lead to cites that are checked for
accuracy and reading level.
Library for Kids: 15,000 resources with all the correct
Links to some of the best instead of the most web sites. You can search
just for an answer in words or pictures or voices. KidsClick also has
a fun explanation of the internet under "Search Lessons." Don't be afraid
of that last word. Games are even a part of the cite. Under "More Search
Tools" are links to more kid-friendly searching tools.
at the Internet Public Library: Some librarians from the
University of Michigan have done an excellent job finding reliable and
interesting cites to visit.
Quest Library: Student created web sites good enough for
Databases for Children
These databases are funded by the Massachusetts Regional
Edition: Part of the Infotrac collection of magazine, newspaper,
and encyclopedia articles, Kid's Edition is made for elementary students
looking for information on popular and educational subjects.
Edition: Junior edition is intended for use by middle school
students. It is part of the Infotrac collection of magazine, newspaper,
and reference book articles. Children looking for popular and educational
subjects can find current information here.
Other examples of basic reference tools such as almanacs,
encyclopedias and atlases, are available through the databases listed
Monster: Search an encyclopedia, an almanac, an atlas,
or a dictionary, all from one site. Unfortunately some ads will pop
up along the way.
A basic encyclopedia. Subjects can be searched for by key words or chosen
from lists which will help if spelling is a challenges. Stay to the
center of the page for free use of the encyclopedia.
Student Dictionary: Look up a word, create a coded message,
make your own dictionary or find the perfect rhyme. In other words,
have some fun.
World Fact Book: An almanac like resource that covers all
countries and the USA. It also has flags and extensive maps.
Geographic's Map Machine: Maps of all sorts. May require
some coaching from an older person to put it to best use.
Children's Books & Authors on the Web
and Illustrators on the Web:The Children's Literary Web
links to many pages by and about authors and illustrators.
Search for reviews by author, title, genre, reading level, or even the
number of pages.
reviews by young readers: The site from the Seminole County
(FLA) Public Library System also has book lists for all ages and interests.
Internet Public Library, Authors Page: Of course, librarians
create and know about the best author web pages
Internet Public Library, Story Hour: Read or listen to
a short story.
Brett's web page: A treasure as beautiful as her books
that shares her art and creative spirit through activities based on
list of all sorts of book related web pages: This list
from The American Library Association includes sites about book series,
book centered projects and games, and books to read on the web or at
Games and Puzzles
Games: Choose from this list of games made up By the American
Library Association. Yes, even librarians like to have fun. With descriptions
and suggested ages you can find the perfect game to match your interests.
Library full of on-line games: Go to KidsClick's master
list of games for even more choices.
More from the Multnomah County Library. It is lots of games this time,
some for even the youngest surfers.