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Our Youth & Parent Services
librarians have 
carefully selected a wide variety of age-appropriate reading materials that will excite the imagination and help develop a life-long love of reading, learning and growing. 

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For Parents and Teachers Resources

Including databases, useful websites and home schooling resources.

Playaway Launchpad is the first secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in Preschool to 5th Grade. These tablets can be checked out to play with at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. Preloaded with (ad-free) learning apps, each tablet is grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. Examples include: Prehistoric Playground, Problem Solver (STEAM), and Carnival of Words. Try them all! Tablets are for HPL cardholders only and are available at both the Main Library and the Station Branch.

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Databases and Learning Aids

An award-winning early learning program with 10,000+ educational activities and 850+ complete lessons along the Step-by-Step Learning Path, all expertly designed to help prepare young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

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An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.  Plus a writing lab, foreign language lab, GED help, assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! 

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is an online database with over 650,000 reviews and related information about children’s literature with full-text professional reviews and curriculum tools.

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 CultureGrams is available outside the Library via barcode and pin. It provides information about the cultures of more than 200 countries and the 50 United States in reports that include maps, statistics, indepth information, fun facts, and more.

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Elementary is a simple, cross-curricular resource that ensures equity and continuity for all students. As part of the Gale In Context suite of resources, this database advances education and gives children the research skills they will need in middle school, high school, and beyond.

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Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Kanopy Kids is a collection of kid-friendly movies, television shows and animated stories. Find fun and educational selections including PBS Kids programs and full-episodes of Sesame Street.

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 National Geographic Kids database includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as videos, images, and over 450 books. Geared towards primary and middle school students, kids can explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, space, and more!

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Helps readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests, including read-alike recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. 

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Explore your favorite topics about people, places, history, science, and nature through interactive non-fiction ebooks and games, plus primary source videos, audio recordings, and images.

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Choose from lots of K-6 ebooks in English, Spanish, and French.  Have the text read to you, or read on your own. Enjoy music, puzzles, and games, too!

Includes graphic novels, non-fiction, read alongs, math quizzes, animated picture books, and videos. 

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An online version of the widely known encyclopedia that includes information on thousands of topics and provides supplemental links, videos, and other resources, such as biographies, multimedia content and educational games, activities, and projects.

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Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, Back in Time articles, special reports and more.

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Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta is a comprehensive Spanish-language database designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants. 

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Discover features two reading levels for each article: a simplified article (from our World Book Discover encyclopedia) and a detailed article. Users can easily toggle between the two reading levels with the click of a button!

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The ideal Spanish-language reference tool for those learning Spanish and ELL students. Browse features provide visual prompts, and bilingual features allow students to toggle between Spanish and English text. The site includes concise articles, videos, maps and activities more.

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An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

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A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive.

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Access timelines you've created and saved. You can edit World Book's timelines to create your own custom timelines.

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