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Arts & Crafts

Art for Kidshttp://artforkidshub.com/

Tinkerlab is a hub for celebrating child-directed projects that value process over product.

 Book Related

Books Every Geek Should Read to their Child

Children's Books for Parents & Teachers

Start With A Book
Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in
reading and learning during the summer. Helpful literacy tips, resources and
printables for parents and caregivers.

Current Events

Macaroni Kids | South Birmingham Events and Activities

Produced by the Canadian Media Fund, Kids CBC is an attractive and timely mix
of newsworthy events, entertainment, games, animals, nature, science and pop

TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharinghttp://ed.ted.com

Tween Tribune
Daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens. From animals to entertainment, you
will find the most compelling, relevant and interesting news all on one site!

Tween Tribune en Español
Daily news in Spanish for children and adolescents. Noticias diarias en
español para niños y adolescentes.


Kids connect with friends, parents and teachers to share and recommend their favorite books. They can setup virtual bookshelves, catalogue books, and track their progress.

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.

Rutgers' Riot
Take this interactive tutorial created by Rutgers University to learn about various aspects of the research process.You can select specific modules to help with your individual needs. The five modules are: (1) Selecting a Topic, (2) Finding Sources, (3) Selecting Keywords, (4) Identifying Citations, and (5) Evaluating Sources. These tutorials were designed for Rutgers' students and therefore some of the resources discussed, such as RefWorks, are not available through North Shelby Library.

Fun Stuff

Dav Pilkey's Extra Crunchy Website-O-Fun
Meet Dave Pilkey in comic book form! Explore his books, videos, games and book app! Be sure to check out "Fun Stuff" for more activities and silly facts.

Knowledge Kidshttp://www.knowledgekids.ca/games


Digital History
Enhances American history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.

Google Cultural Institute
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum. Please be advised this website contains mature content and parents may wish to view the material before their children.

SmartHistory http://smarthistory.org

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American Historyhttps://www.gilderlehrman.org/

NYPL Digital Collectionshttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

Smithsonian Education

Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students.



BBC presenta programas educativos, juegos y actividades para los niños. Hay
informació para los padres también.
BBC presents educational programs, games and activities for children. Parent
information is also included.

Classics for Kids
Learn about some of world's greatest classical composers and listen to amazing
music! This site also includes information about the history of music, games,
and materials for caregivers and educators, and lots of multimedia content.

Become a Maker. DIY is a club for Makers to earn Skills. DIY Makers do challenges, share their work with the community, and earn patches for the Skills they accomplish.

We All Live in the Forbidden City - http://www.walfc.org/about-us/

Kidzone with the New York Philharmonic
Discover the world of the New York Philharmonic and go backstage to learn about
music and instruments. Kids can explore famous composers, play games, and
create music.

Macaroni Kid
Macaroni Kid publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, products and places for moms, kids and families. We host local events and parties and connect with our communities via our rich and extensive social media channels.

Mocomi is a fresh approach to content for kids with the perfect blend of fun
and learning that helps the left & the right brained child learn through

North Shelby Kids Pinterest
Start following North Shelby Kids for book lists, literacy ideas, arts & crafts we love, updates on new books we've added to the department and more.

PBS Kids Lab in Spanish
Juegos y actividades que desarrollan habilidades de matemáticas y lectura.
Games and activities that help develop math and reading skills.

A postcards exchange project that invites everyone to send and receive postcards from random places in the world.

Sheppard Software
Hundreds of fun educational games and activities for kids to play online. Topics include math, geography, animals, and more.

Smithsonian Kids
Smithsonian Kids includes a lot of information and activities about a lot of
topics, including dinosaurs, world cultures, animals, outer space, history, and
more...many of which are also exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.

Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky the Fire Dog is web site created by the National Fire Prevention
Association that promotes the message of fire safety for young children. There
are cartoons, games, downloadable materials, and simple interactive activities
that reinforce the site's main message.

Create beautiful word clouds with this site. Flexible and fun!

Spark children's imaginations by sharing a "Wonder of the Day" and exploring a
"Wonder Playground." A project of the National Center for Family Literacy.


Allergic Child

Birmingham Mom

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Kids With Food Allergies

Kids Guide to Electrical Safety 

National Center for Learning Disabilities
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or
concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding
LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool
through adulthood.

School Related

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

One of the oldest and broadest directories of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a "go-to" destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.

Common Core
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State standards, this site provides detailed detailed definitions of what students are exptected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.

Discovery Kids in Spanish
Videos and games featuring favorite characters from Discovery Kids. Also
includes helpful information for parents. Videos y juegos que presentan sus
personajes favoritos de Discovery Kids. Incluye también información útil
para los padres.

Fact Monster
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homwork help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

Study Blue

StudyBlue is your online home to store lecture notes and make flashcards. Study online and on your phone for effective, productive learning.



ALMA Kidshttp://kids.alma.cl/

Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.

Engineer Girl
The Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunies that engineering represents for girls and women.

GlacierWorks: Everest
Glacierworks utilizes stunning photography and videography to educate visitors
about the glaciers of the Greater Himalayan Region. The importance of the
glaciers, the changes they are experiencing, and their documented history are
brought to life by this amazing collection of work.

A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.

Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center; 24/7
Science is the kids page, which includes a variety of science experiments and
activities, as well as games and citizen science opportunities.

Discover Genetics! Learn and explore cell biology, human health, evolution, and
science labs. Interactive labs and teacher materials available. Created by The
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. "Making science easy
for everyone to understand"

Get the Math - http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/

Matemáticas Visuales - http://www.fundacioncnse.org/educa/matematicas/

Math TV - http://www.mathtv.com/

Mineralogy4Kids - Mineralogy4Kids.org

NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions.

NASA Kids' Club
The NASA Kids' Club is a games-based Web site that stimulates children's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by incorporating five skill levels, national education standards and NASA content.

An interactive theme park that explores the nanoscale universe of atoms and molecules through games and animations.

National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.

Nourish Interactive in Spanish
A fun site to learn about nutrition with interesting games for kids and
interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators.
Aprenda sobre la nutrición con juegos divertidos para niños. Incluye consejos
sobre la nutrición para los padres y educadores también.

Project Noah
Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

A PBS site for girls interested in science. SciGirls includes games, project
ideas, videos and more.

Smithsonian Education
Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
A wide range of genetic terms are explained thoroughly but concisely by leading
experts in the field. Multimedia elements include downloadable PDFs, audio
clips with explanations of terms, and 3D models.

Social Studies

Web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in U.S. democracy.

The US Government's website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school
subjects and more. Choosing personal interests or researching your latest
school report can be done on this website through text, games and informational

Kids in the House
Learn all about the legislative branch of the United States Government. Created
by the the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives Kids in
the House covers a wide range of topics about the House of Representatives and
the legislative process. With sections for young learners, elementary school,
middle school, and high school, information is broken down in a way everyone
can understand.

Seterra is a challenging educational geography game with more than 100 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, oceans, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!

Time for Kids
Time for Kids is a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6.Timeforkids.com offers age-appropriate news stories.

Natural sciences & mathematics 
501 Philosophy & theory 
502 Miscellany 
503 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
505 Serial publications 
506 Organizations & management 
507 Education, research, related topics 
508 Natural history 
509 Historical, areas, persons treatment 
510 Mathematics 
511 General principles 
512 Algebra & number theory 
513 Arithmetic 
514 Topology 
515 Analysis 
516 Geometry 
519 Probabilities & applied mathematics 
520 Astronomy & allied sciences 
521 Celestial mechanics 
522 Techniques, equipment, materials 
523 Specific celestial bodies & phenomena 
525 Earth (Astronomical geography) 
526 Mathematical geography 
527 Celestial navigation 
528 Ephemerides 
529 Chronology 
530 Physics 
531 Classical mechanics Solid mechanics 
532 Fluid mechanics Liquid mechanics 
533 Gas mechanics 
534 Sound & related vibrations 
535 Light & paraphotic phenomena 
536 Heat 
537 Electricity & electronics 
538 Magnetism 
539 Modern physics 
540 Chemistry & allied sciences 
541 Physical & theoretical chemistry 
542 Techniques, equipment, materials 
543 Analytical chemistry 
544 Qualitative analysis 
545 Quantitative analysis 
546 Inorganic chemistry 
547 Organic chemistry 
548 Crystallography 
549 Mineralogy 
550 Earth sciences 
551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology 
552 Petrology 
553 Economic geology 
554 Earth sciences of Europe 
555 Earth sciences of Asia 
556 Earth sciences of Africa 
557 Earth sciences of North America 
558 Earth sciences of South America 
559 Earth sciences of other areas 
560 Paleontology Paleozoology 
561 Paleobotany 
562 Fossil invertebrates 
563 Fossil primitive phyla 
564 Fossil Mollusca & Molluscoidea 
565 Other fossil invertebrates 
566 Fossil Vertebrata (Fossil Craniata) 
567 Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates 
568 Fossil Aves (Fossil birds) 
569 Fossil Mammalia 
570 Life sciences 
572 Human races 
573 Physical anthropology 
574 Biology 
575 Evolution & genetics 
576 Microbiology 






577 General nature of life 
578 Microscopy in biology 
579 Collection and preservation 
580 Botanical sciences 
581 Botany 
582 Spermatophyta (Seed-bearing plants) 
583 Dicotyledones 
584 Monocotyledones 
585 Gymnospermae (Pinophyta) 
586 Cryptogamia (Seedless plants) 
587 Pteridophyta (Vascular cryptograms) 
588 Bryophyta 
589 Thallobionta & Prokaryotae 
590 Zoological sciences 
591 Zoology 
592 Invertebrates 
593 Protozoa, Echinodermata, related phyla 
594 Mollusca & Molluscoidea 
595 Other invertebrates 
596 Vertebrata (Craniata, Vertebrates) 
597 Cold-blooded vertebrates Fishes 
598 Aves (Birds) 
599 Mammalia (Mammals)