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digital resources

From reliable reference materials that combine text, audio, and video to homework help, these resources are designed to help young learners succeed and enhance literacy.

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AtoZ the USA

This beautifully-illustrated resource brings the diversity and history of the USA to life. Covering all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia, you’ll find information on local cuisine, animals and plants, history, government and politics, and historical map collections.

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Global Road Warrior

Featuring in-depth information on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior includes country facts, royalty-free maps, and travel essentials. It is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

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Find your next read with Novelist. Looking for a good fiction or nonfiction book? Search by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.

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Novelist K-8

Find reading suggestions for picture books, children’s chapter books, and young adult titles. Search or browse by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.

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Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials, created by teachers and precisely leveled. Materials are available for teachers, homeschooling caregivers, and learners from Pre-K to Grade 8.

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An online collection of resources for children’s and young adult books, selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities for K-12 students.

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Transparent Language

Learn a new language using a self-paced, online language-learning system. Transparent Language offers courses in over 100 languages.

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TumbleBooks features animated ebooks for young children with read-along narration and sound. Also find games, puzzles, quizzes, and read-along chapter books for young readers.

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World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

This Spanish language reference resource for young learners features illustrated articles, videos, a visual dictionary, and Spanish language news from around the world. Enciclopedia Estudiantil is integrated with World Book Kids, so readers can toggle between English and Spanish.

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World Book Kids

This online reference site features articles, videos, games, and activities to engage elementary students. Explore everything from animals to hands-on science experiments.

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World Book Student

World Book Student combines encyclopedia articles, accompanied by photos, videos, and animations, with interactive quizzes and dictionary and translation tools to enhance research and learning for middle school students.

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World Book Timelines

Learn about history through images, video, and timelines covering events in arts, science and technology, society and culture, sports, world history and geography. Plus, create your own timelines for school presentations, family history, or just for fun!

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