Great Websites for Kids
  • All About Birds

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Online guide to birds and bird watching 
  • Animal Fact Guide

    Learn about interesting and endangered animals from around the world.  Created by web designer and illustrator Abi Cushman and middle school teacher P.A. Smith in 2008.
  • Bookopolis

    Social site where students can share books.  Each student can log reading, rate books s/he has read, write reviews of books read, and recommend books to friends.  Login ID is StP FirstNameLastInit
  • Contra Costa County Library

  • CCC Online Databases

    Using your CCC Library Card, you can access online databases provided by the local public library.


  • Dictionary, Merriam-Webster for kids

  • Great dictionary, thesaurus and rhyming words by Merriam-Webster.  Includes pronunciation. 

  • Dictionary, Merriam-Webster for National Spelling Bee

  • Merriam-Webster dictionary for adults, used for the National Spelling Bee.  It has the official pronunciation for most words.

  • Encyclopedia

    Search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries provided by High Beam Research, 2014.
  • Exploring Nature

    A natural science resource for students and educators.  All the information on this site has been researched and written by the site creator and science coordinator, Sheri Amsel.

  • Fact Monster

    Factual information about countries, U.S., people, sports, science, math, words, and homework help.  Content created by "Information Please".
  • NASA Kids Club

  • Learn space sciences at this site from NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center. With games, projects, news, this site seeks "to inform, inspire, and involve" children of all ages and reading levels.  Appropriate for elementary aged youth.

  • National Geographic Kids

    Click on Menu and then "Animals" for information about animals, wildlife, and habitats.
    Click on Menu and then "Explore"  for information about countries around the world.
  • National Zoo

    Information about animals from the U.S. Smithsonian's National Zoological Park.
  • PBS Learning Media

    Search engine for kids with content that has been vetted by PBS.  Site contains links to websites, videos, clip-art, audio files and more.  Excellent place to begin your research on a topic.  Allows search by grade-level to ensure you find content that is just right for your abilities.
  • San Diego Zoo

    Information about animals, including live animal cams, by the San Diego Zoo.
  • Social Studies homework help

    Local, California and U.S. history sponsored by the Contra Costa County Library online homework help pages.
  • Thesaurus

  • Online thesaurus available through website.

Last Modified on March 8, 2019