Reference Resources for Youth



BookFlix
BookFlixAn online literacy resource from children's publisher Scholastic for grades PreK–3 that pairs fictional video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. Also includes resources for educators.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


CultureGrams for Kids
CultureGrams for KidsA collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them. Each report is an indispensable resource of up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.
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eLibrary Elementary
eLibrary ElementaryStudents use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. Great for finding photos of events and people.
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InfoTrac Junior Edition
InfoTrac Junior EditionDesigned for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


InfoTrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student EditionDesigned for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBitsFeatures a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface and simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more for students in grades K-5.
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Little Pim Language Learning
Little PimPowered by Mango Languages, Little Pim is a fun and convenient way to introduce a child to a foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Courses are available in 9 foreign languages as well as English/ESL.
This database is provided through generous donations to Kent District Library.



NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 PlusFind just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews, learn about the author and create your own reading wish list.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



SIRS Discoverer
SIRS DiscovererA general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. Features articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international magazines, newspapers, U.S. government documents, and websites — all carefully selected for their educational content reliability, relevance, interest, age-appropriateness, and level of readability.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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TrueFlix
TrueFlixAn online resource from children's publisher Scholastic that uses interactive nonfiction books to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content and cultivate 21st-century skills through the inquiry process. All titles are supported with related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images and text. Supports Common Core standards and includes resources for educators.


TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook LibraryA collection of animated, talking picture books (TumbleBooks), as well as games, educational tools and more!




World Book Early World of Learning
World Book Early World of LearningA wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Also includes materials for educators.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


World Book Online for Kids
World Book KidsOnline version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia! Features easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



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