Cool Sites For Kids

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The Library can no longer fund a Youth Services Librarian. We do purchase materials of interest to young people, and the staff is happy to assist parents and children find materials of interest. A new service for new readers is the "Beginning Reader Step Program" with books grouped by level of reading difficulty. We will be happy to direct readers to these books.

The Library continues to partner with agencies that serve youth in our community. Library staff will provide an orientation for the group leader so that they may conduct their own tour of the Library. To avoid multiple groups using the Library at the same time, there is a registration procedure. To request an orientation or to schedule a group, please contact Arlene Mallek, Public Services Librarian.

Animals Comics Cool
Sites
Fun Stuff Games
Homework Help Kids Collectibles Magazines
and Books
Movies Music
People Science Sports Television
Shows
Video Game
Sites


KidsClick! --a search site for kids designed by librarians.
Child Care Facilities in Riverdale and Dolton

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ANIMALS

Brookfield Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Purina Dogs--pick the right dog for you, provided by Purina. Includes history of each dog and their characteristics.

Purina Cats--information on nutrition, behavior & training as well as health and grooming tips.

The Electronic Zoo

Petco.com--includes information on different animals. You can use their step-by-step guide to choose the pet
that best suites your lifestyle along with detailed information on each animal. Want to adopt a pet? use
petfinder.org to search for pets from hundreds of shelters. You can even see photos of pets available for adoption.

Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo!

Sea World

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COMICS

Archie Comics

Big Cartoon DataBase--"largest online searchable database of cartoon shorts and animation on the Internet."

Calvin and Hobbes Comics

Comics/Cartoons

The Dilbert Zone

Dragonball Z 

Fantastic Four 

The New Comic Book Releases List Web Site--lists new as well as upcoming releases.

The 100 Greatest Comics of the 20th Century

Superhero Cartoon Database --links for everything from Aquaman to the X-Men

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COOL SITES

KidInfo--a GREAT site from Village Elementary School in Canfield, Ohio. This site provides information for students as well as teachers and parent. Definitely worth a look!

Kids on the Web--This is an on-going list of sites that offer information for and about kids. Among other things, it includes a lot of stuff for them to play with, information for adults, and info about schools and education

KidsConnect--"a safe Internet gateway for kids...created and maintained by educators"

Online Safety Project--basic rules of online safety for teens

Parents Guide to the Internet--information provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and the Office of Educational Technology. 

BookAdventure!--FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning. 

Flickr:--access to  free photos that you can use. 

Astronomy Picture of the Day--each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 

HowStuffWorks--learn how everything works! 

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FUN STUFF

Aunt Annie's Craft Page--crafts for kids of all ages

Coloring.Com--choose from a variety of pictures to color

Funology.Com --jokes, riddles, games, magic tricks and more. 

Official Crayola Site--free coloring pages, crafts, lesson plans, games and more. 

Joseph Wu's Origami Page

Leonard's Cam World--collection of links to 1000+ camera views throughout the globe!

Pig Latin -- an English to Pig Latin translator

Tour the White House )

FunBrain.com--The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Teachers and Kids.

StoryPlace: The Children's Digital Library--available in English or Spanish.  Includes stories and activities for children young and old. 

The Artist's Toolkit--explore the tools that artists use--like line, color, and balance--to build works of art. 

A.Word.A.Day --the magic of words. 

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GAMES

Awesome Library for Kids--includes subject indexes, fun sites, and more.

Disney Games--all kinds of online games for kids. 

Free games online--free games, download games, games.com. 

FunBrain.com--premier location for interactive, educational games (math, grammar, science) for children and kids of all ages. 

Kids Games--a fun place to play online. Puzzles, races, mazes, word games. 

Nick Jr.--Preschool Kids Games, Preschool Activities & Lesson Plans. 

PBS KIDS . Games--Includes a selection of matching, alphabet and concentration games from characters such as Barney. 

Play Kids Games.com--online kids games, alphabet games, math games, letter games, addition games, subtraction games, K12, education, multiplication games, division games, letter, alphabet, spelling , learning games, educational games, word, and much more.  

PopCap Games--Fun, Free, Addictive Games.

PlayPink.com--girls games for girls. 

PrimaryGames.com--the fun place to learn. Free games for kids. 

School Age Internet Games for Kids--this site was done by Multnomah County Library. "Some of these games require Java or 'plug-in' files that may not be installed in your browser. Not all of these games will work on all systems."

Yahoo Games--play checkers, chess, go fish, and many more.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP

Ask--fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online.

Learn to Read with phonics 

Mr. Nussbaum.com--a thousand sites in one, math, science, etc. 

Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity 

Sheppard Software--fun free online learning games and activities for kids. 

Hooda Math--math games, math worksheets, math tutorials. 

English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com 

Enchanted Learning--provides information on Anatomy, animals, explorers, inventors and many more topics. 

ROGET'S Thesaurus

WWWebster Dictionary

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper--written by a 10-year old boy and his father. Many links to school subjects are included. They claim "If you can't find it here, then you just can't find it." Definitely a site to see!

HomeworkSpot --homework help, science fair projects, math, english, foreign languages and more.

Women Mathematicians--biographies of women in mathematics.

Fact Monster--Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help 

Coolmath4kids- an amusement park of math and more designed especially for fun! 

Ask Dr. Math--a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. 

KidsClick!--web search for kids by librarians.

Homework Center--assistance provided for math, science, geography, language arts and more. Also includes a dictionary, atlas, almanac, encyclopedia and biographies. 

The Kids on the Web: Homework Tools 

SparkNotes--free online study guides.

Study Guide Zone--free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment.  This guide is made possible from educators in Minnesota and the McNamara Educational Trust.

Online Dictionaries--comprehensive alphabetical listing on the Internet. Every Online Dictionary is here! 

Awesome Libraryfor Kids--organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources including the top 5 percent in education. 

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations--this page has more than 11,000 quotations from the 1919 10th ed., searchable by subjects, titles, and authors. 

Son of Citation Machine--learn how to make citations for books for your school project. 

Cool Math--free online cool math lessons, cool math games & apps, fun math activities, pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus. 

Shamash: Holocaust Home Page--the page includes links to Holocaust photographics, Holocaust denial sources and document to efute such claims, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and more. 

Information Please Almanac--a quick reference destination for a variety of topics. Also offers such tools as a perpetual calendar. 

Merriam-Webster Online--dictionary and thesaurus. 

On This Day In History 

Visionlearning Library--award-winning collection of peer-reviewed learning modules written by professional educators and scientists. 

JumpStart Parents--parenting articles, resources, tips, activities & more. new site

 

 

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KIDS COLLECTIBLES

Beanie Babies--official site of Ty Inc.

Hot Wheels

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MAGAZINES AND BOOKS

Accelerated Readers  new site

American Girl

Animorphs

Arthur Chapter Books 

Big Nate

Cheetah Girls 

Dragonball Z 

Goosebumps--includes reviews and ratings of each book and connects you with additional links on the topic

Junie B.--includes description of each of the book in this popular series for kids. 

Kids@Random--discover new books and find fun activities and games.

Magic School Bus 

Mother Goose: Nursery Rhymes  new site

Sports Illustrated for Kids Online

TeensReadToo.com--"book reviews, author interviews, contests, and the largest young adult/teen author directory on the Web" 

Wimpy Kid--the official website for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series

That's So Raven  

Time Magazine for Kids

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MOVIES

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Rio--a 3-D animation feature from the makers of the 'Ice Age' films. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind.

 

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MUSIC

Beyonce--official website. 

Black Eyed Peas--the official site of the Black Eyed Peas. 

Britney   Spears--official site with chat, email, tour information, merchandise, and more. 

Carrie Underwood Official Site 

Chris Brown 

Christina Aguilera--official website. 

Destiny's Child--provided by MTV.com.

Fergie.com--the official Fergie website. 

Gwen Stefani

J.Lo--Jennifer Lopez's official website. 

James Blunt 

Jay-Z--information provided by MTV.com.

Justin Timberlake 

Lady Gaga--official website

Mary J. Blige--official website. 

Nelly Furtado--official website. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers--official website. 

Rihanna 

Usher--complete artist information on Usher, including new videos, albums, song clips,  photo galleries, news, bios, message boards, ...   new site
 

 

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE?

Dr. Seuss

Charles Schulz--the creator of the Peanuts comic strip.

Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls

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SCIENCE

Science Hobbiest--includes experiments as well as links to science museums

The Why? Files

CBC 4 Kids: The Lab-- tons of science fun including experiments, FAQ's, outer space, endangered species, and updated features each month.

It's Elemental - Element Flash Card Game 

SCIENCE - at 101science.com--Learn and research science, chemistry, biology, physics, math, astronomy, electronics, and much more. 

Science Fair Project Resource Guide--information provided by the Internet Public Library.

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SPORTS

Ballparks--includes pictures and history of stadiums from the past, present and future

CBS Sports

Chicago Bears

Chicago Blackhawks Home Page

Chicago Bulls Official Web Site

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Chicago White Sox

ESPNET SportsZone--Sports news, scores, statistics and more

Information Please Sports Almanac

Major League Baseball--includes both the American & National League, as well as scores and statistics

National Basketball Association--official site

National Football League

NFLRUSH--play football.  new site

The National Hockey League Web Site

Sports Illustrated for Kids--sports news, scores and standings. 

Vivid Seats-tickets and seating charts for venues.

World Wrestling Entertainment--keep up-to-date with what's happening

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TELEVISION SHOWS

Arthur--this site provided by PBS

Cartoon Network--free games and online videos.  new site

Nickelodeon

PBS Kids--links to your favorite shows, includes games and activities for kids

Sesame Street Central--includes games, stories and video clips

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

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VIDEO GAME SITES

Electric Playground -- Comprehensive and intelligent magazine dedicated to video games. Reviews, news, cheats and previews can all be found here.

Nintendo--view information on Nintendo DS & DS Lite, WiiU.

Sega

 Playstation, Playstation 3, Playstaton 4, or PSVita

XBOX 

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