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Detailed information and histories of the 50 states and five U.S. territories. Includes maps, flags, photos and more.
Information about animals for elementary students and older.
Information about U.S. states and territories for elementary and middle school students.
Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books! These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.
Information on athletes, entertainers, politicians, historical figures, authors and many others.
Explore animated versions of favorite children's picture books and related nonfiction ebooks in one of nine learning categories. Also includes Spanish titles and educational games.
Full text articles on over 100,000 authors.
Contiene información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas. (Contains information about people, places, objects, events and ideas.)
Detailed information on more than 300 science experiments for upper elementary and older students. Search by key word or by alphabetical list of science topics.
Links to resources related to Illinois. Found in tabs at top of page.
Articles, pictures, maps, an interactive atlas, timelines, dictionary and thesaurus.
Use 'Find It Fast!' to search all Grolier Online Kids resources at the same time.
Live homework help from expert tutors in Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies in student- friendly online classrooms. For 3rd grade and older, 3 PM to 11:55 PM.
An easy way to find stories about everything from animals to current events. Perfect for research projects!
Full text articles and biographies for middle-school students.
Muzzy Online makes language learning fun using games and cartoon characters to teach Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Portuguese. Ages 1 – 16 years.
Get great stories and photographs from National Geographic magazine. You'll find over 100 years worth of materials (from 1888 to 1994).
Information on science and technology for middle and high school students.
Allows readers of all ages to search for new books to read by favorite title, author, subject, keywords. Includes popularity ratings.
Information and educational games on over 200 animals especially for K-2 emergent readers.
Information about key historical figures especially for K-3 emergent readers.
Information and educational games about earth science, seasons, space, and weather especially for K-3 emergent readers.
Over 150 articles in 12 different categories introduce young researchers to the world around them. For K-2 students.
Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Geared to younger students.
A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and games. Includes books in Spanish and French.
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audio books. Over 500 titles for middle/high school students including content to support the Common Core Curriculum.
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audio books. For grades two to six.
Lookup words and their meanings.
A comprehensive source of information, educational games and activities.
A section within World Book Online with short illustrated articles for younger students.