Young Adult Resources


e-Libraries

sunflower logo

To access Sunflower eLibrary you will need your Wellington Public Library Card and password (the last 4 numbers of your phone number).  If your log in doesn’t work, please call the library to check your password.

Bookflix logo

BookFlix – Great kids books to read or watch online!

 

 

TumbleBooks* ebooks are available for USD353 students!  Click on the appropriate link below, add your login information (User Name: Wellington; Password: 353) and READ!

Elementary Students                        Middle School/High School Students

*TumbleBooks is the digital media division of Tumbleweed Press Inc.  

Homework

  • AR BookFinder – Need to find out if a book you got from the library can be tested on at school?  Here is the site to find out!
  • Citation Machine Help citing research in several styles
  • Cool Math – Online math tutorials.
  • Fact Monster from Information Please – An almanac, encyclopedia, kid-safe search engine, and homework center all rolled into one.
  • SOS Math Advanced Math help and tutorials
  • Virtual Nerd – Over 1,500 video lessons covering Middle Grades Math through Algebra 2.

Coding 


Newspapers/Magazines

  • 4Kids.org – A weekly newspaper feature and Web site produced at the University of Kansas by a team of educators and students with support from Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium (ALTEC).
  • National Geographic for Kids
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids – Puzzles, games, sports news for kids.
  • Time for Kids – Enjoy nonfiction articles about  a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about.

Cooking

  • Cooking Resources for Kids! – A great article for kids who might have an interest in learning more about cooking!  You will find recipes for kids and a lot of information on Kitchen & Cooking Safety.
  • Spatulatta – Spatulatta presents kids with beginning cooking tips and recipes while encouraging them to eat well and to understand the connection between farms and the dinner table. The site also encourages kids to ask family members for recipes they can cook together.

From TV

  • Disney Junior – Fun games, shows and activities all from Disney!
  • Disney Now – Fun games, shows and activities all from Disney!
  • Nick Jr. – Blue, Dora the Explorer, etc… If they’re on Nick Jr. they’re probably here.
  • PBS Kids – Links to your favorite PBS shows, including Arthur, Sesame Street, and Zoom!

Resources

Random House Kids logo

Random House Kids – Has an array of activities, games, and resources for children & teens.

    • Read Kiddo Read – An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!

Fun Stuff

  • Book Adventure – Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
  • Crayola Central – Color a picture, read a story, and learn about Crayola crayons.

Curious George

Curious George – Curious about George?  Check in on him at this website.

  • First Palette – Free kids’ crafts, art activities, and printables designed to nurture creativity and the love for learning.
  • Funbrain – Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
  • Great Group Games – Your ultimate game group resource for free and fun youth party games, icebreakers, outdoor games, and more! Searchable by size of group, age of group, playing area, and type of occasion.
  • Jack Prelutsky – Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
  • Magic School Bus – Miss Frizzle takes kids on a wild magic schoolbus ride.  Games, printables, and other fun things.
  • Mrs. P – Kids can listen in as Mrs. P (played by Kathy Kinney) reads aloud classic children’s stories. The site also contains interactive games and activities.
  • Play – Fun games and activities.  Includes Ispy and Clifford.
  • Seussville – All things Dr. Seuss.  The Who’s Who in Whoville visit this site.
  • Starfall – Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
  • Storyline Online – The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has gathered celebrity members in film and television for Storyline Online. Storyline Online has celebrities reading children’s books aloud and offers books of various themes by award winning authors.
  • The Space Place – Lots of cool games to play and projects to make for trips to outer space.  NASA site.

 


Health

  • Kids Health – If you’re looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” you’ve come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.  All KidsHealth articles, animations, games, and other content go through a rigorous medical review by pediatricians and other medical experts.