We have tried to select websites that are kid friendly and fun. However we can only do so much to prevent unwelcome pop-up windows and banner ads. The Internet is saturated with content that is not always of one's approval. It is always possible for one link to take you to some undesirable location on the World Wide Web. Therefore, we recommend adult supervision while children are on the Internet.
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States.
Fun things to do from the publishers of American Girl Magazine.
Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature
The award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the U.S.
Ask for Kids
Search engine for kids.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
Sponsored by the U.S. Printing Office, site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers on how our government works.
Caldecott Medal Homepage
Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
Collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
Children’s Literature Web Guide
Site sponsored by the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, University of Calgary, that pulls together a wealth of information of children’s and young adult books and authors. Includes children book awards, author sites, fan clubs and more.
Coretta Scott King Award Books
The award is presented to authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the black experience.
Natural History Museum of London site with information on dinosaurs.
Earthquake Hazard Program for Kids
U.S. Geological Survey site provides information on earthquakes for kids.
MysteryNet's - Kids Mysteries
Mysteries to solve, scary stories and magic tricks.
An interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children aged 5 to 17, parents, educators and law enforcement on how to stay safe on the Internet.
Neuroscience for Kids
This site was created for all students who would like to learn about the nervous system.
Newbery Award Home Page
This award goes to the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.
Pura Belpre Award
The award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Site has games, crafts, jokes, pencil puzzles, brain teasers and more.
U. S. Mint's Site for Kids
Find information on state coins, coins in general, lesson plans and games.
Website dedicated to protecting internet users, especially children from cybercrime and abuse.
Yahooligans - The Web Guide for Kids
Search engine for kids.