Check this site out before you begin exploring the Internet: Online Safety Rules for Kids .
The American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids  is a great resource -- lots of links to sites on every subject, all approved by the Association for Library Services to Children of the ALA.
ARBookFinder  -- Check here to see how many points a book is worth in Accelerated Reader.
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature  -- Create your own tailored reading list of quality children's literature by filling in the search form for your age, setting, format, etc. Many of the suggested titles are available at our library.
Newbery Medal  -- This honor is awarded yearly for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," and has been since 1922. Check here for a complete list of winners and honor books.
Caldecott Medal  -- This honor has been awarded every year since 1938 for "the most distinguished American picture book for children." Click herre for a complete list of winners and honor books.
2x2 Reading List  -- Put out every year by the Texas Library Association, this reading list is for children from two years old to second grade.
Texas Bluebonnet Award  -- Schoolkids all across Texas vote every year for the Bluebonnet winner from a list chosen by librarians.
SEARCH ENGINES & SUBJECT GUIDES
Ask for Kids  -- A fast, easy and kid-friendly way to search online.
Fact Monster  -- A great site that combines reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help.
Internet Public Library Youth Division  -- Includes useful homework sites and a few fun ones.
KidsClick!  -- Links to all sorts of interesting sites.
Yahoo! Kids  -- Another great search engine with links to various subjects for kids.
Ask Dr. Math  -- Need help with your math homework?
Atlapedia Online  -- Contains key information on all the countries of the world with maps.
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper  -- This famous site was created by a young boy and his father to help kids access information quickly and simply. It contains hundreds of useful links.
CountryReports.org  -- Cultural, historical, and statistical information on the countries of the world.
Hyper History On-Line  -- Presents 3,000 years of world history with timelines, maps, lifelines, and graphics.
Time Magazine for Kids  -- Find out what's happening around the world.
White House for Kids  -- Take a virtual tour of the White House.
Kids.gov  -- A government website that links kids to educational activities.
Education.com  -- Fun activities and worksheets for kids of all ages (from before preschool to high school).
Khan Academy.org  -- Educational Youtube videos and online exercises that range from elementary through high school level.
JUST FOR FUN
WebRangers  -- The National Parks Service's online junior ranger program. Play games to learn about our national parks, share stories and pictures, and earn WebRanger badges.
Sesame Workshop  -- Home of Sesame Street.
National Zoo (Washington, DC)  -- If you like animals, you'll love this look at our nation's zoo.
Nickelodeon  -- Nickelodeon's page with links to shows, characters, and games.
PBS Kids Page  -- Links to Arthur, Super Why, Franny's Feet, and more!
Poptropica  -- A virtual world for kids to travel, play games, and communicate safely.
Scholastic  -- Links to Magic Schoolbus, Goosebumps, and more!
Yucky.com  -- The yuckiest site on the Internet. Learn fascinating facts about worms, cockroaches, and other creepy crawlies.
Zoom Dinosaurs  -- Learn all about dinosaurs at this fun site.
Junie B. Jones Official Website  -- Fans of the Junie B. Jones series can play games and print off activities from this website.
Sport Science  Ever wonder why a ball bounces? Find out the answer to this and other sports questions.
Sports Illustrated for Kids -- Follow your favorite athletes and sports.