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Our Online Learning Hub includes traditional databases as well as other interactive online learning opportunities! Explore science, art, history, international languages, interactive eBooks and more, all through portals designed just for kids.

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Early Literacy Support with Bookflix

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts. BookFlix is great for struggling or beginning readers – hook them in with video storybook, then share the read-along nonfiction book.

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iVOX - Books that Move!

iVOX is an interactive storybook app for kids ages 4-8 that brings stories to life with 3D characters and scenes! The story is read aloud as the words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen—a multi-modal approach that has been proven to aid in literacy development. You can check out up to 12 books at a time and once books are downloaded to the app, the can be accessed offline!

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Children's eBooks with TumbleBooks

TumbleBooksLibrary is an online collection of over 250 animated, talking picture eBooks for kids! They are a great way to encourage kids to enjoy reading. It also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles.

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Creating a more engaging and fun learning experience for students, the activities in Britannica Fundamentals align with the content areas children learn in the classroom. From language and literacy to geography and math, Britannica Fundamentals supports classroom curriculum while also building digital literacy.  

Use Britannica Fundamentals 

Britannica School is the go-to site for K-12 learning. Students can switch between 3 reading levels on each article, have articles read aloud, and use Merriam-Websters’s double click dictionary to hear words pronounced and read their definitions in English or Spanish. Each article can also be translated into over 80 languages. 

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The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for preschool students with tools and content that reinforce early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents. 

Use Early Learning by World Book

The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. 

Search eBook K-8 Collection 

For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Pulls content from the following eResources: 

• American Heritage Children’s Dictionary 
• eBook K-8 Collection 
• Primary Search 
• Topic Overviews K-5 

Use Explora for Primary Schools 

Find your next great book! Covers children’s fiction and nonfiction. This resource offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors. 

Browse NoveList K-8 Plus

Focus on animals and social studies and learn foundational research skills with clear text, videos and fun games. For Preschool – Grade 3. 

Use PebbleGo 

Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries. 

Use Primary Search 

Global, current and historic information presented in videos, encyclopedias, newspapers, an atlas and dictionary with Lexile ranges and citation information. 

Search Scholastic GO!

General reference covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for elementary school learners with easy-to-read content and multimedia. Hundreds of activities, hands-on science projects and experiments, lesson plans, and resources for educators are included. All content aligned with Michigan Academic Standards. Correlations are available from the “For Educators” link under “Educator Tools”. 

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