Here are bookmarks for some of our favorite places. They are divided into:
...sites which allow you to search for the particular site or information that
InfoSites ...sites which offer some great information along with graphics, games, and/or links.
RealSites ...sites which let you make a virtual visit to a real place
FunSites ...sites worth visiting just for the (three guesses) fun of it
KSites ...sites of special interest to younger kids
LinkSites ...sites which offer an organized collection of links to other sites
Some good basic search engines are:
are both organized by subject; Yahooligans is the kids' version.
A place to find what you are looking for by asking simple questions - you might prefer the kids' page,
Ask Jeeves for Kids
For a visual search engine for kids, try
Most offer searches in various languages. AltaVista, ixquick and Google offer the greatest variety.
When using any search engine, if you take the time to read the directions for advanced searches or look at the Help section, you will get even better results. Best of all, ask a librarian for help!
Super Pages superpages.com is a business and email
Yellow Pages, as well as a source of maps and driving directions (how to get
from here to there!).
Do you want some help figuring out how to search?
Go to KidsClick!Worlds of Webs Searchingwww.worldsofsearching.org/index.html for a tour.
This is a really good website - made by librarians!
If you want some search tips, the latest information on search engines, or
a list of search engines for kids, try Search Engine Watch www.searchenginewatch.com.
The Minteral Gallery
Has a lot of information and beautiful photos of minerals.
A wonderful multimedia tour of the solar system.
The Tiger Information Center
Has facts, pictures and sections for kids.
An interactive, informational project.
Dan's wild wild weather Page
For all kinds of weather-related information.
Books and language arts
International Children's Digital Library
Read children's books online for free.
Where you can get information on your favorite book, series, or author.
The 50 States of the U.S.
A mix of info and links, including state birds, songs and flags.
A geography game.
The World Factbook
Provides a great deal of information about countries.
View maps, print maps, and even make your own interactive maps.
POTUS stands for Presidents of the United States; this Internet Public Library site is a great place to find any presidential info you need.
Outline of American History (1990)
A summary of U.S. history with links to maps, documents, etc.
Illustrated History of the Roman Empire
A wonderful place to browse or to look for specific information.
U.S. Government Census Information
Census information is available at this site.
State information is here.
Offers an online encyclopedia.
A place to look up a word in a whole bunch of dictionaries at once. Give it a try. (Do you know what crepuscular means?)
Find a simple online calculator or look for a special one.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
This will give you information on the pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, etc.
Internet Movie Database
The place to go if you need to know anything about any movie.
Waltham, World of Pet Care
Most questions you might have about pet care can be answered here.
Cool Math Games
Selection of math games created by a math teacher.
FedStats Kids' Page
Information and more on statistical agencies such as the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ALA Great Sites
The American Library Association has put together a collection of wonderful collection of web sites for kids.
The Electronic Zoo
A huge collection of links which will lead you to an incredible amount of information and images about animals.
The Internet PUblic Library's Youth Division
Has a Story Hour and links to places that might give you homework help.
Children's Literature Web Guide
A collection of links to just about anything that has to do with children's books, including books and stories online, bookstores and publishers, things written by kids, lists of books and lots more.
The Monroe Public Library Booklists
If you are looking for reading ideas you might want to start here.
A collection of sources for school kids organized by subject.
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
An excellent collection of links to page through for everything from homework to search engines, history and math to computers.
Another great collection of links, arranged by subject, that were picked out by librarians.
Please remember that once you have gotten someplace, you need to
If you have any comments, suggestions, or a favorite site to
please contact Beth Halliday , head of children's services.
And if you're in the library,
just let someone at the desk know about any great places you've found.
This page was last updated October 2008.