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Kids Links

Links to useful information and fun activities on the Internet for kids.
50states.com (States and Capitals)
Whether you are writing a report or planning a trip, this guide to the 50 US states is a great resource. Provides pictures of state symbols, statistical information and links to many other related sights.
Arthur Site
Fans of Marc Brown's favorite aardvark will enjoy this site!
Bee Buzz for Kids
This site offers photos, information games, and puzzles about bees in a kid-friendly format.
BookPALS Story Online
Listen to a book read aloud online. This website is a program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and underwritten by Idearc Media.
BugGuide.net
This online resource is devoted to North American insects, spiders, and their kin; and offers identification, images, and information.
Children's Music Web
If you can't remember the words to a favorite song or want to learn a new one, be sure to check this one out.
CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
What’s cryptology? Learn about codes and ciphers through games and activities. Also find out about the National Security Agency/Central Security Service - they’re America’s real codemakers and codebreakers.
Entomology for Kids and Teachers
This is the main page from University of Kentucky Department of Entomology for kids and teachers. This website contains information and activities for preschool through high school students.
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy Education Web Site
This excellent, fun site offers great information and spectacular photos of a range of bugs in the context of "Most Wanted" images and "rap sheets" that focus on helpful or harmful impacts of the critter's life cycle on the human world.
Eco Kids - The Great Bug Hunt
Online game for 7- to 12-year-olds in which players must find the beneficial bugs in a garden.
Ed Emberly
Books, Drawing and Activities for Kids
Iowa Children's Choice Award
Looking for a good book? Find out which books have been voted as the best by other kids in Iowa. Titles chosen are fiction or non-fiction with interests and reading levels appropriate for children in third through sixth grade.
Jack Prelutsky.com
Official website of poet Jack Prelutsky.
Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas
Make a picture in the style of Jackson Pollock's paintings.
Jan Brett's Home Page
Fans of Jan Brett's books will enjoy this site which includes over 3,000 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.
James Patterson's READKIDDOREAD.com
Dedicated to making kids for life.
Kids Click!
Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.
KidsCom - Animals of the World
Play a game in which you try to guess the mystery animal using as few clues as you can.
Nate the Great
Information on the books and author for fans of Nate the Great. Includes an activity page.
National Gallery of Art (Kids Page)
NASA Kids' Club
Online puzzles and games from NASA for kids.
National Honey Board
A great set of educational resources for kids and teachers. Learn about honey and how it is produced. Some of the things you learn may surprise you!
Koday's Kids - Amazing Insects
One of the best insect sites on the Internet for kids with lots of great insect pictures and facts.
National Geographic Kids - Secret Codes Page
How to write messages using several different codes.
MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries
Mysteries to solve, scary stories, and magic tricks.
Official Website of Eric Carle
Games, newsletter, blog, and galleries from children's author Eric Carle.
National Geographic Kids - What in the World?
Mystery photo games and puzzles from National Geographic Kids.
Monarch Watch
Educational outreach program from the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle, migration and tagging, and how to raise monarchs, among other things. Also has a multimedia gallery.
New Moon Magazine
"New Moon Girls magazine is about helping girls discover and honor their true selves, engage in meaningful pursuits and dialogue, and express their voices in ways that matter. For girls ages 8-12."
Nickelodeon
If you're a Nick watcher, checkout this site for some of your favorites!
Mr. Picassohead
Create your own Picassohead or view the Gallery.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Web Cams
Official Website of Mo Willems
Find information on Mo Willems, author of the Elephant and Piggie books, the Pigeon books, and others. Games and coloring pages are also available on the site.
Scholastic Kids
Games, puzzles and information on Scholastic titles.
Official Website of J. K. Rowling
The official website of J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. Lots to see.
Live Blue Initiative
Official Website of Ron Roy, author of the A to Z Mysteries
Find out about the author and all of the A to Z Mysteries. There is also information about his other books, plus games, trivia, coloring pages and information for parents and teachers.
Riddle Bug Hunt
A collection of bug riddles, plus links to other bug fun from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology.
New England Aquarium - Giant Ocean Tank Webcam
PBS Kids
Website with games and more focused on PBS programming for children.
Olivia the Piglet
A fun website for anyone who enjoys the Olivia books by Ian Falconer. Click on "Fun with Olivia" to find lots of activities including an online painting game.
New England Aquarium - Underwater Penguin Webcam
Rube Goldberg.com
Rube Goldberg's name has become synonymous with his cartoon "inventions" of highly complications contraptions used to complete a simple task.
Reading Rainbow
Online companion to the PBS program
Sea World
Planning a trip? Travel to Sea World without leaving your chair!
Sports Illustrated KIDS
The Best Children's Books.org
This site was created by teachers to help other teachers and parents find the best children's books. Books are sorted by topic and reading level.
Squigly's Arts & Crafts
Online games, craft projects, and lots of puzzles and coloring pictures to print out.
The 39 Clues
The companion website to the 39 Clues series.
Weather Wiz Kids
Winter's Tail
This is sand.
thisissand.com is a website for play. It changes the pixels on the screen into digital sand that can be used as building material for cosmic landscapes, Clemens-style sand paintings, mandalas and so on. For instructions, click on the small gray square in the upper left corner of the homepage. For more information on this fun website, read their blog at http://thisissand.wordpress.com/
Wordle
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Fish ID
The Kid Zone - The Water Cycle
Tales from the Hive
Companion site to NOVA's program of the same name. This program was filmed inside a hive and followed bees in flight to capture close-ups of honeybee behavior.
Whale Net
Tikatok
Where Kids Write, Illustrate, and Publish Their Own Books
Welcome to the online world of Rick Riordan