Elementary Online Subscriptions

Britannica School Edition

An encyclopedia for Elementary students around 7 years old and up. Includes games, videos and animations. The Learning Zone link takes you to pages suitable for our 3 to 6 year olds…

World Book Online

A range of encyclopaedias for 7 year old and up up up! Includes games, activities and video. Click on the link above to get to the selection page to choose your encyclopaedia.

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Newsademic

International news for upper Elementary and Middle School students. Click on the link above for the current issue. Click this link to get to the Teacher Resource page for comprehension questions and past issues.

Newsbank

For upper Elementary students to search for articles. 3 reading level. Games, pictures and activities also.

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PebbleGo

Each database (Animals; Earth and Space; Biographies; and Social Studies) features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills.

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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is an exciting database designed especially for middle/upper elementary. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students.

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PowerKnowledge Life Science

PowerKnowledge is a wonderful step up from much praised PebbleGo for Years 3 to 6 researchers. Navigation is super easy, language used is simple and appropriate, and includes spoken-word audio. Lots of visual, as well as text highlighting will support EAL learners. Loads of POI connections through included topics.

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PowerKnowledge Earth&Space

PowerKnowledge is wonderful step up from much praised PebbleGo for Years 3 to 6 researchers. Navigation is super easy, language used is simple and appropriate, and include spoken word-audio. Lots of visual, as well as text highlighting will support EAL learners. Loads of POI connections through included topics.

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PowerKnowledge Physical Science

PowerKnowledge is a wonderful step up from much praised PebbleGo for Years 3 to 6 researchers. Navigation is super easy, language used is simple and appropriate, and includes spoken-word audio. Lots of visual, as well as text highlighting will support EAL learners. Loads of POI connections through included topics.

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EBSCO Kids Search

Kids Search is an interface designed specifically for Elementary and Middle school researchers. Searches across multiple applicable databases.

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EBSCO Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus provides easy access to three popular Elementary and Middle school databases for researching across the curriculum.

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The Day : News to open minds

The Day provides up to the minute news and current events for students. Articles are written in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Automatic login while at NIST.

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Brainpop

Brainpop Brain Pop Junior Brain Pop (Spanish) Brainpop ESL Award winning animations covering a range of subject. Includes quizzes and activities. Student access 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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Tumble Books

Animated, narrated literature. Explore categories of Story books, Read-alongs, Tumble TV etc, etc…from the Home page. Includes classics and titles in different languages too.

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We Give Books

We Give Books

This website includes some 150 carefully chosen fiction and non-fiction titles for sharing and independent reading. This is an organisation to support in that for every book read online, the Pearson Foundation donates a book to a child in literacy need. 0 to 10 years.

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Star Walk Kids eBooks

StarWalk Kids Media is a US-based company providing a growing collection (500 titles at present) of well-reviewed and award winning fiction and non-fiction from the US and beyond. What is fabulous about the collection is there is unlimited access for each title, which means you and your friends can all be reading the same book at once! AND the app is fantastic – books are super easy to browse, download and read. This link leads to the website version where you can refine by year level. You can find the app SWKidsReader in the app store.

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Storyline Online

SAG (Screen Actors Guild)

Great picture books read by well-known actors and access is free! The number of books is very limited (approx. 25 titles) but the quality of literature selected is superb!

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia’s finest storytellers.
“Our stories are a llittle bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!”

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Unite for Literacy

A small collection of some 120 diverse books with 26 language narrations! Suitable for emergent readers from everywhere!

National Geogr aphic Young Explorer

A free issue every month of this excellent high-interest magazine!

DK Find Out

All the quality and variety of DK Books at this free website. Learn more about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature, mathematics, history, and more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes and galleries.

International Digital Children's Library

A free online library of digitized children’s books in many languages from various countries.

Children can search for books by location, length, age, content type, and emotional quality, among other qualifiers. Users can register to save search preferences and favourites.

Books are selected by the IDCL Foundation based on quality and appropriateness. They are presented in their original languages with copyright permission from publishers or authors.

Available iTunes app!