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Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Comic Plus: Children's Library collectionAvailable everywhere
With Comic Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers.
Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone - no holds or wait lists required.
Children's Library collection includes curated comics appropriate for children ages 5-10. See age guidelines.
How to Access Comic Plus:
- Use your library barcode and password
For Student cards use your student card number and password
- Use your library barcode and password
Gale In Context: ElementaryAvailable everywhere
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) covers popular topics on a child's reading level. Key subjects includes Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.
Help Now! Powered by BrainfuseAvailable everywhere
Brainfuse’s “HelpNow” is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper. “HelpNow” is available for students in grades K through Adult Learners in the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts that includes writing assistance and Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Building, English Literature and Foreign Languages.
Mango LanguagesAvailable everywhere
Mango Languages creates engaging language-learning experiences for individuals, libraries, schools, corporations, and government agencies across the continent and around the globe.
Casual, cultural, and conversational learning
Speak like a local in 70+ languages with practical, conversation-based language lessons for web, iOS, and Android. Learn Spanish, French, German, and more — download the free Mango app to get started.
National Geographic KiDS (Gale Presents)Available everywhere
National Geographic Kids (also known as Nat Geo Kids) collection includes the complete run of the magazine from the first issue in 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos including Amazing Animals, images, and colorful photos. Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Novelist K-8Available everywhere
Reading suggestions for children in grades K-8.
TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
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World Book EncyclopediaNo Access for Student Cards
Features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia, plus 16 additional databases, which include an online atlas, Spanish-language encyclopedia, teacher resources, World Book Kids, images and sounds, current events, and an online version of the World Book Dictionary.