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Books & Stories



Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.

Children's Literature Awards
Learn about the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Award, and other literary honors awarded by the American Library Association.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

PBS Parents Bookfinder
Search for recommended children's books by age of child and theme.

Story Place Pre-school Library
Beginning reading stories and activities.

Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.



Current Events



100% full-text magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against.

SIRS Discoverer
Magazines and newspapers for students.






Britannica Online for Kids
Elementary, middle, and high school students can find out who, what, when, where, why, and how.






Childrens' Homework Help
Information about The Seattle Public Library's drop-in Homework Help Centers and other resources.

Homework links for kids, parents and teachers.

Seattle Public Schools Library Services
Comprehensive subject access to reference sites.



People & Places



AtoZ the World

Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.

Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.



Sites for Parents & Caregivers



Childcare Resources

Child care information and referral.

Advice, parent and educator guides and articles about screen time and social media.

Crisis Clinic
Offers a telephone service for people in emotional distress. Includes Community Resources Online - a comprehensive directory to health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information.

Kids' Health

Current information on kid's health concerns.

Protecting Kids' Privacy

Helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commission for safely surfing the Web.

Seattle Public Schools
Information on academics, schools, enrollment, news & calendars, employment and more.

Washington Homeschool Organization

A non-profit membership organization that serves the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of home schooling and participation in its activities.  Resources for Homeschooling in Washington State.


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