- ARKive - Explore information about thousands of endangered species throughout the world.
- National Geographic Kids - Animals & Pets - Facts, photos, videos and printable information about animals are organized into nine categories and nine habitats
- National Wildlife Federation Kids - The organization that publishes Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick, Jr. magazine brings you articles, games, crafts, "printables" and activities for children and families.
- Chess Kid - Beginners and kids who want to improve their game can access lessons, videos, articles and opportunities to play.
- Highlights Kids Crafts - Photos and instructions will keep you busy all year with crafts for holidays and the days in between.
- PBS Kids - Your favorite public television characters are the stars of games, videos and "printables."
- Smarty Games - Interactive games, puzzles, stories and fun can support educational success in a variety of subject areas.
HEALTH, FITNESS and SPORTS
- 64 Ball Games - Find ball games for children of all ages by browsing or searching by number of players, time to play, game type, season and more.
- BAM! Body and Mind - This kid-friendly website helps you learn about diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity and sports safety, emotions and social life, and human biology.
- Kids Health - For Kids - Search for a health topic, or choose from a menu of information, activities, and a kids' medical dictionary. There are pages in English and Spanish.
- Spatulatta.com - Recipes, videos and young reporters will help you create fun and healthy dishes in the kitchen.
- Sports Illustrated for Kids - Have fun exploring an online issue and keep up with the latest sports news, kids reporters, videos, photos and blogs.
- Zis Boom Bah - Games, activities and recipes will help you eat healthy and be physically fit.
HISTORY, GOVERNMENT and CURRENT EVENTS
- America's Story from America's Library - The Library of Congress presents stories, images and photographs of famous Americans, periods in American history, information about the states and American fun, humor and songs.
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Find your grade level on Ben's kite and learn about the federal government.
- National Geographic for Kids: History - Learn about people and places around the world with facts, stories, images, videos and online activities.
- "The Presidents" at Whitehouse.gov - Each name in a chronological list of the Presidents of the United States links to a short biography. (WhiteHouse.gov includes other features, such as The White House Blog, Photos & Videos, a Briefing Room, The Administration, The White House and Our Government.)
- Time for Kids - This online magazine brings you news and current events from around the world.
- Youngzine - Become part of a global community of news and views at this moderated site for young people.
MATH and SCIENCE
- Climate Kids - There is so much science to learn about in the world around you! Choose from science categories, questions, answers and images, or take a guided tour of frequently-asked questions.
- Coolmath.com - This colorful and upbeat website has a homepage menu that will guide you to math lessons, practice, games and a math dictionary.
- Math Games from Sheppard's Software - Choose a math topic and a level, and then play games to practice your math skills.
- The World of Victor - Young children who are not yet reading can play educational games and hear music about the natural world.
- ScienceBob.com - Science Bob brings you instructions for experiments, science lessons, research help and links for more information.
- 24/7 Science - Have fun while exploring many fields of science with activities, projects, and videos from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
READING, WRITING and AUTHORS
- Giggle Poetry - Learn how to read, write, create and recite poetry.
- James Patterson's Read, Kiddo, Read - This website has book covers, summaries, reviews, seasonal suggestions and year-round reading lists to help you choose your next book to read.
- Leading to Reading - Stories, rhymes, games, music video and helpful tips are tools for supporting joyful language and literacy development in young children.
- Storyline Online - Watch and listen to streaming video of picture books read by celebrities from the Screen Actors Guild.
- Video Interviews with Top Children's Book Authors and Illustrators - View authors and illustrators as they talk about creating books, then explore their biographies and find lists of their books.
REFERENCE and HOMEWORK HELP
- Fact Monster - Search or browse in an easy-to-use general encyclopedia which contains a reference desk, games & quizzes and a homework center.
- Kid's Room - New York State Department of State - This resource focuses on the history, emblems, governors, symbols and maps of New York State, with related activities and links.
- Live-brary.com for Kids - With your library card, you can use kid-friendly materials and services provided by the cooperative libraries of Suffolk County. Live-brary.com for Kids resources include:
- Online Encyclopedias
- Topic Guides
- Downloadable ebooks, audio books and video
- HOMEWORK HELP in English and Spanish
- Map Machine - National Geographic links you to maps around the world - just type in a street address, city name, state, country, landmark or body of water.
- Merriam Webster Word Central Dictionary - Find definitions, synonyms, rhyming words, buzzword activities, games and dictionary browsing.
- The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids - This regularly-updated children's edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac contains facts, fun, folklore, forecasts, sky sights, stories, a birthday finder, word of the week and question of the day.