Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Explora Primary (grades k-5)
Age appropriate research needs searching Ebsco’s K-8 eBook and Cricket Media collection.
The Ebsco K-8 Collection includes eBooks for K-8 students and the educators who work with them. It offers a cost-effective way for libraries to provide educators with full-text eBook coverage to support their curricula, and is a great complement to other elementary and middle school eBook and database resources.
eBook Cricket Media Collection
The eBook Cricket Media Collection includes more than 400 titles in eBook format and is suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award-winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket engages children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines, helping them explore and expand their worlds.
Novelist K-8 Plus
Can’t decide what to read next? Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
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Early World of Learning
World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.
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