Children’s Research

Children's Databases and Web Resources


links BugBios
A site that aims to help you really see insects for the minature marvels that they are.

links The Dinosauria
All About Dinosaurs.

links National Zoo
Find your favorite animals, where and how they live, the latest news about them, and who's filming them right now.


links American Girl
A fun site for fans of the American Girl books.

links Marc Brown
Official Marc Brown page.

links Eric Carle
Official Eric Carle page.

links Tomie dePaola
Official Tomie dePaola page.

links Kid's Reads
A one stop shop for author information, new releases, series information, trivia and book reviews.

links Jeff Kinney
Official Jeff Kinney page.

links David Pilkey
Official David Pilkey page.

links Pottermore
All things Harry Potter!

links Rick Riordan
Official Rick Riordan page.

links Lemony Snicket
Official Lemony Snicket page.

links Star Wars
Starwars in cyberspace.

links Mo Willems
Official Mo Willems page.

General Resources

databases Explora for Elementary Schools

A full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries, and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics using school subject categories for easy browsing.

databases Primary Search
A full-text database for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school students. Primary Search also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids, the American Heritage ® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

links Nonfiction Book Collection - Elementary Schools
A researchIT CT database for kids to search an online nonfiction book collection.

databases Kid Rex
KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.


links Fifty States of the United States
Easy to use state information, including the words to the state song, famous people buried there, Members of the House and Senate, and other information.

links Global Trek
This interactive site lets you plan world travel with an educational twist!


links America's Story
Have fun learning about history at this site provided by the Library of Congress!

links Ancient Egypt
Check out the British Museum's site all about Egypt.

links Middle Ages
An interactive site about the Middle Ages.

links Presidents of the United States
Easy to use information on all the U.S. presidents with links to other presidential biographies on the internet.

Homework Help

links KidsClick!
Thousands of web sites to search to help find answers to homework questions. Browse or type in what you are looking for.


links Climate Kids
NASA's eyes on the earth!

links FEMA for Kids
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a site just for kids all about nature's most violent occurances. Learn about volcanoes, hurricans, wildfires, floods, etc.

links My First Garden
A guide to the world of gardening.

links Rainforests
Join Mongy the frog and learn all about the earth's rainforests.


links American Museum of Natural History
Kid friendly information on a variety of topics covered at the American Museum of Natural History.

links News for Kids
A website devoted to science news for children ages 9-14.

links Starchild
All about space for the young child. Choose from two different difficulty levels for each topic. Another winning site from NASA.

links NASA's Solar System Exploration
Learn all about the planets, missions, and the science and technology of space exploration.

links Chemical Elements Table
Information on the Periodic Table of Elements. Get a picture of an element by clicking on Crystal Structure on the left side of the screen.

links Science Experiments
Choose from several sites which list science experiments.


links Major League Baseball
All the latest news on your favorite major league baseball team or player.

links National Basketball Association
Official NBA page with latest news, scores, statistics, video, and commentary.

links National Football League
Official NFL page with the latest professional football information.

links National Hockey League
Official NHL page with video highlights, news, and trivia.

links Sports Illustrated for Kids
Online version of the magazine with games, trivia, and the latest sports news.

links U.S. Figure Skating Association
Skating news, rankings, biographies, and skating events.

links USA Gymnastics Online
Official page of the U.S. Gymnastics with biographies, official standings, and information on how find a gym in your state.


links Hurricanes
NASA explains hurricanes.

links Scholastic's Weather Watch
The perfect site to learn about the weather and get quizzed on what you learn.