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Lincoln Park Zoo: Animals

National Geographic Kids

National Wildlife Federation: Kids


A&E Biography

Biographical Dictionary

List of Famous Illinoisians

White House: U.S. Presidents

Countries & States

CIA: The World Factbook


Booktrack Classroom

Canva – Create a Design


Do It Yourself

My Storybook

Storyboard That

Encyclopedias & Databases

Chicago Tribune – Current, please see PressReader for today’s newspaper and 2 days of back issues. PressReader also contains other national and international newspapers.

Chicago Tribune – Historical
Access this newspaper archive from home with your Lincolnwood library card. User guide

Encyclopedia Britannica
The comprehensive articles in this trusted source (online only since 2012) are now enhanced by multimedia. Levels designed just for children and young adults contain age-appropriate information. Access this database from home with your Lincolnwood library card. User guide

Health & Science


Molecular Workbench

PhET Interactive Math and Science Simulations

Science Buddies: Topic Selection

Try Science


International Children’s Digital Library

Access this database outside the library using your Lincolnwood library card. User guide | App available

Online Safety

FBI – Kids Safety

Webonauts Internet Academy

Recommended Educational Games

BrainPop Jr.


Highlights Kids

National Geographic Kids

Ology from the Museum of Natural History

PBS Kids


Social Studies & History

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government

Explore Chicago Collections

Google Cultural Institute

Kids.Gov Social Studies

Kids Against Bullying

RACE: Are We So Different?

SoJust: A Primary Source History of Social Justice

U.S. State Facts

White House: U.S. Presidents

What Was There?