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Animals

Animal Diversity Web - Information on thousands of animals.

Animal Sounds Library - Listen to beluga whales, bengal tigers, and more animals!

ARKive - Learn all about threatened animal species.

Creature Features - National Geographic Kids focuses on unusual animals - photos, video, audio and facts!

The Denver Zoo - Facts and photos about the animals at the Denver Zoo.


Art

Color with Leo - A young Leonardo da Vinci guides you through interactive games and activities about art.

Kinder Art - Giant collection of art ideas


Books and Reading

AR Bookfinder - Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Book Adventure - Free reading incentive program for kids in grades K-8.

Guys Read - Books that guys are sure to love - and gals might like them too!

iNK Think Tank - every iNK-Thinker is: •an award-winning writer of nonfiction and an expert in Language Arts •a professional speaker who can present any audience with an engaging program. •an experienced presenter who can offer workshops and provide personal insights into the processes of writing and research.

International Children's Digital Library - A collection of children's books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

Juvenile Series and Sequels - Database of 14,000+ books in series.

KidsReads - Great books for kids 6 - 12, plus links to author web sites and more!

Publishers' Weekly PW KidsCast - Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's reviews editor John A. Sellers.

ReadKiddoRead - An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!

SlimeKids - Discover fantastic books, play amazing games (who knew spelling, vocabulary, and grammar could be so fun!), author websites, and more.

The Reading Zone - Read-alikes and booklists

The Real Mother Goose - The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Real Mother Goose Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright

Unite for Literacy - Book Abundance is Our Vision: We picture Book Abundance where all children have access to plenty of books that celebrate their cultures and honor their home languages. We see a world where all children grow up learning the joy of reading.

We Give Books - Combining the joy of reading with the power of helping others.

What's Next? Books in Series - Kent District Library's What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.


Countries and States

50 States - Great resource when you're working on that state report for class!

CIA World Factbook - Find detailed facts about all countires.

History Colorado Center - Explore the great history of the Centennial State.

Map Maker - U.S. - Maps of the United States showing state capitals, weather, history, geology and more. Printable maps available.

Stately Knowledge - Find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here - and more!

The Library of Congress Country Studies - Geographic, social, economic, historical and political information for over 100 countries.


Current Events

CNN Student News - News for students.

Kids Post - Short news stories from the Washington Post of interest to kids.

Scholastic News for Kids - Current news for kids.

The New York Times for Kids - Today's news for kids Grades 3-12.

Time Magazine for Kids - Online version of the Time magazine, written for kids.


Family History

COKidsGenWeb - Learn about your own Family Tree!

Kids' Turn Central Genealogy Links - Research your own family history.


General

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids - Homework help and fun and games too!

Ask Kids - Movies, games, videos, and yes, homework help!

Colorado Virtual Library for Kids - The Colorado Virtual Library for Kids is a collection of over 6200 hand-selected websites chosen just for you.

EasyBib - The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker.

edHelper.com - Homework helper from preschool through high school. Worksheets, activities, and more!

Eyewitness to History - History through the eyes of those who lived it.

KidsClick! - Web search for kids by librarians.

KidSpace @ The Internet Public Llibrary - Have questions? Stop here for answers!

Library Databases - Find information for your project in magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedia articles in the library's online databases - most of which are accessible from home!

National Geographic Kids - Explore your world!

Nonfiction Minute - One minute can change how you think.

Poudre School District - Link to your school and more on the PSD web site.

SlimeKids - Discover fantastic books, play amazing games (who knew spelling, vocabulary, and grammar could be so fun!), author websites, kids' search engines, and more.

The World Almanac for Kids - Includes thousands of fascinating, up-to-date facts in dozens of homework-friendly (and just plain fun) topics.

Thinkfinity - Partnering with the most trusted names in education to bring you thousands of learning materials.

World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.


Government

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - Find out about the U.S. government, primary sources, and civic responsibility.

First Government for Kids - Provides links to Federal agency kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations grouped by subject.


History and Primary Sources

America's Story - Discover the stories of America's past from America's Library, the Library of Congress.

American Memory Search and American Memory Timeline

American Rhetoric - Hundreds of speeches from history and the movies.

Fort Collins History Connection - Learn about Annie the Railroad Dog, Auntie Stone, Horsetooth Mountain and other local historical interests.

Hyper History Online - Over 2,000 files containing 3,000 years of world history.

Time Capsule: On the Day You Were Born - Enter a day, month and year. Then click on Quick Page to get a list of news headlines, top songs, prices, and more.


Math

A+ Math - Interactive ways to improve your math skills.

Cool Math Games - Fun math games and activities.

Hooda Math - Super cool math games for grades 1-6!

Kids' Place Mathematics - Sharpen your math skills with lots of practice examples.

Math Playground - An action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!

Multiplication.com - Fun ways to learn multiplication facts quickly and easily.

WebMath - You'll find hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to provide you with instant help on your math problem.

XtraMath - Free math activities to help you master basic math facts.


Science

All Science Fair Projects - Science fair projects with complete instructions.

Science Buddies - Free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools for students.

The Why Files - A project of the National Institute for Science Education, this site offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science; a new story is posted every other week.


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