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Kids Resources

Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography.

Kids Search is designed for students in grades K through 5.

Funk & Wagnalls provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Profiles of more than 230 nations and self-governing territories around the world with present political, economic and business information.

Looking for your next great read? Novelist offers reading advice for all ages.

Searchasaurus provides an exciting and easy way for primary school students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users.

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of timelines across eight broad topics that cover various time periods in history, or span the lives of historical public figures.

Curious George Visits the Library!

Come meet Curious George and share a story with him. After the story, children will have a chance to take a picture with Curious George!

TumbleBook Library!

Need a good book?

Checkout the Kids Shelf!

Iowa Reading Research Center

Literacy Resources for Parents

Early Literacy

YOU can help your child learn important readiness skills now so that your child can become a good reader.


e-books and more for kids!

Kids Book Clubs

Free Weekly Storytimes!