Amazing Animals of the World is a very colorful and interesting resource for elementary school students and above. It provides information on different animal species for reports and also includes learning games such as the "Jungle Jumble."
BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Find information on more than 200 countries around the world and learn about the 50 states. The Kids Edition features more than 80 country reports written for elementary students with easy-to-understand information and fun facts. Check out the recipe collection containing five recipes from each country.
The Early World of Learning has stories, games, and more to help you learn new things! Explore Trek's World and learn fun facts, too!
Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids offers a fun way to gain new knowledge. Students will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. From one page, you can link to encyclopedias, Britannica-approved Web sites, and a Student Center with “How To” guides for school reports, an atlas, biographies, multimedia, and other learning materials.
Explora for Kids is a great place for students to do research on current and popular topics.
Elementary students can search for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. It includes easy-to-understand articles from over one hundred children's magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Live Homework Help connects students with expert tutors for live, one-on-one help with homework assignments. Use Live Homework Help from your home computer or inside the Library to complete your homework assignments and improve your grades. Available seven days a week for English and Spanish-speaking students in grades K-12 from noon to midnight. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Mango’s online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Mango also uses fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Mango offers over 70 languages including Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish.
MUZZY Online offers children an opportunity to learn new languages through an interactive, self-directed program. Languages included are English, French, German, Italian, Chinese Pinyin, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, and Korean.
MUZZY Online can be accessed on a mobile device by using the Puffin Academy app. Follow the directions below to set up MUZZY on your device.
- Download the Puffin Academy app from the App Store or Google Play Store
- Open the Puffin Academy app
- Press Puffin Academy Portal
- Press World Languages
- Press Muzzy BBC Languages
- Press Install
- Press OK on pop-up “Do you want to install this site?”
- Open Muzzy BBC Languages from Puffin homepage
- Press I am a Muzzy fan
- Enter username: Midcontinentlibrary
- Enter Password: ilovemuzzy
- Press Enter
- Press the blue pop-up block
- Use Muzzy
In this resource you will find the National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo), two hundred National Geographic Kids books, and five hundred kid-friendly, downloadable images. It offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.
Need help finding good books to read? Novelist K-8 helps kids and young teens do just that! Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books. NoveList K-8 Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. Teachers will find thematic units and other resources for incorporating fiction and nonfiction into the classroom, as well.
OverDrive has a specially-designed site that only includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, and picture books for kids. The books can be downloaded to your computer and put on an eReader (like Kindle) or listening devices like an MP3 player or iPod. OverDrive also offers a Help section to answer your questions.
Pronunciator is an online language learning program that incorporates live teacher-led instruction, learning guides, music, film, and more. You can learn 80 languages in English and 50 different languages.
Pronunciator is available on iOS and Android devices.
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Science Reference Center also includes articles for teachers correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
ScienceFlix is for students interested in learning more about science. It includes topics such as earth science, life science, space, health, technology, and more. You’ll also find science projects and experiments you can try!
TrueFlix offers the award-winning True Books content to help students build literacy skills as they learn about a variety of subjects. All of the 47 True Book titles are accompanied by related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.
TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books for children. TumbleBook Library's collection includes a variety of books such as children's audiobooks and read-along books, graphic novels, math stories, nonfiction books, titles in foreign languages, and educator resources.
Explore a version of World Book Encyclopedia just for kids! Find fun facts about any topic you can think of for school reports and more.
Explore easy-to-understand encyclopedia articles, as well as links to related websites and magazine articles. An atlas is also included. Entries incorporate sounds, pictures, videos, and animations to make the information come alive. This resource is great for students of all ages.