Databases for Children

Beanstack    Access:  home access available CPL cardholders

Looking for great book recommendations for children? With Beanstack we will help you discover our favorite books and apps matched to your child’s age and interests.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subjects of elementary and middle school.

Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-6. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.

Novelist K-8 Plus    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests.  Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

Searchasaurus    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Research tool for elementary age students from EBSCOhost.

Sesame Street eBooks    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Sesame Street eBooks is an online collection of picture books featuring kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters. The collection includes read-along books, audiobooks, animated books and interactive books, all designed around Sesame Street’s early childhood curriculum.

Tumblebook Library    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Books come to life through animation, narration, sounds and music.  Tumblebook Library is a collection of electronic picture books for children, which are sure to entertain and evoke a love of reading.

World Book Kids    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Intended for grades K-8, World Book Kids is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger students to the world of online learning. Searching is simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps and activities tied to national curriculum standards.

World Book Student    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

World Book Encyclopedia articles form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.