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Youth & teen
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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Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow is an online tutoring service offering help from live tutors, plus tools for learning, writing assistance, and test preparation for all ages. Live tutors are available daily from 2 – 11 pm.


Find facts and photos on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. States, and all 13 Canadian Provinces. Access maps, videos, interviews, recipes, and more!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This general encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles. Its 25,000+ encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills. Mango offers interactive, conversation-based audio and visual lessons.

Middle Search Plus

Read full-text articles from 140+ popular middle school magazines, along with biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, and flags.


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

Video Tutorial

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.

Primary Search

Explore full-text articles from 70+ popular elementary school magazines, photos, maps, and flags as well as entries from the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children’s Dictionary.

Scholastic Go!

Nonfiction content comes alive for ages 8 and up with dynamic videos, authentic texts, interactive maps, and more!

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.


TeachingBooks provides 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.


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

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