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A list of ALA recommended websites sorted by subject. There is a LOT of really great websites for kids of all ages listed here. Some great examples are listed below. Check out the site for more great suggestions

  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago - The Lincoln Park Zoo Web site strives to build understanding and respect for wildlife and natural lands across the world.
  • The science of baseball - From the Exploratorium in San Francisco
  • Play kids games - Check out math, alphabet and logic games designed for younger children and their parents.
  • Smithsonian Tween Tribune - Looking for articles about science, history or current events? This interactive site features content for grades 5-8

Early Literacy, Fun
on July 28, 2015 at 3:24 p.m.

Narrated Picture Books Now Available From Overdrive!

We recently added a selection of narrated picture books in Overdrive. These eBooks available through Overdrive Read deliver professional narration along with the text, so the reader can hear the story and see the pictures at the same time. Some of these eBooks include a full-blown soundtrack with sound effects, and many also highlight the text as it is read. These books would be perfect for those just learning to read, those learning English, or readers who just like a little more personality with their eBooks.

Click for more information and examples of narrated books.

Overdrive is working on developing an easy way to find these, but in the meantime, go to Overdrive and select either Children Fiction or Children Nonfiction under Children & Teens, then filter the search by Format: OverDrive Read. Look for the “NARRATED” sign across the cover image of these titles. You will need to use the OverDrive Read format to hear narration. Example:


Early Literacy
on May 11, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.

Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.


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Live Tutoring: Students draw or type their question in our online classroom and receive live homework assistance from a Brainfuse-certified tutor. Our tutors don’t simply give answers but help students master underlying academic concepts.

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Homework Help
on May 11, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.

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