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Howard County Library System’s eBooks for kids combine educational games, videos, and interactive books for engaging experiences for children from pre-K through high school.
|BookFLIX – Stories for Children|
BookFLIX pairs fiction video books with nonfiction Scholastic eBooks to build a love of reading, while reinforcing necessary skills.
|International Children’s Digital Library|
Provides access to international children’s literature, with books available online in 55 languages.
|Kids InfoBits Designed especially for K-5 students, this tool lets you explore a variety of topics ranging from animals to social studies through articles, videos, colorful pictures, and more.|
Expose young children up to age 6 to foreign languages with these brief video vocabulary lessons in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew.* Requires Adobe Flash Player. On HCLS computers, please use Firefox to access this resource.
Developed by the BBC and published by Early Advantage, MUZZY Online creates a total learning environment using a unique multimedia mix of stories, songs, and interactive activities that immerses the child in a second language. MUZZY Online is currently available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Korean, and English.* Requires Adobe Flash Player. On HCLS computers, please use Firefox to access this resource.
|National Geographic Kids|
Find book suggestions for students in grades K – 8. Browse book lists by genre, discover read-alikes, and see award winners.
Designed for PreK through third grade students, PebbleGo features built-in reading and research tools expertly leveled for new readers. Audio supports navigation, and articles include narrated text, highlighting, audio, and video. Topics include Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Studies.
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
|TeenBookCloud (formerly TumbleBookCloud)|
TeenBookCloud is a middle school and high school collection containing graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.
Children who are proficient readers can watch a streaming video, read a nonfiction book, then further explore and research the subject matter through TrueFlix. TrueFlix also provides ideas and goals to assist beginning researchers with projects and homework assignments.
TumbleBooks are interactive picture books that children in grades K-6 can read or have read to them. Includes books in Spanish and French as well as graphic novels and math stories.
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBook Library. TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audiobooks, and National Geographic videos – many of which are paired with e-books – a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum.
TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere– all in the world-famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. (Temporary access available during HCLS’s closure due to COVID-19. Our thanks to TumbleBooks!)