San Rafael Public Library

E-Resources for Kids


Information Literacy for Kids and Teens

Evaluating information, internet safety, and how to spot fake news.

Early Learning and Literacy

BookFlix – Ideal for grades Pre-K through third, this resource features children’s picturebooks read aloud in video form paired with related nonfiction read alouds.

TumbleBooks – A collection of animated storybooks for young readers to enjoy.

ABCmouse – With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.


Books and Reading

NoveList K-8 – Book information and recommendations for youth in grades K-8. Novelist makes it easy to find the kind of books you will love!

Overdrive Kids eReading Room – Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Overdrive collection for use on iOS, Android, Kindle, and other mobile devices and eReaders.

Fable Learning – Access hundreds of top fiction and non-fiction eBooks for kids in Pre-K through 8th grade.



Biography Reference Center – Biographies for contemporary and historical people.


General Resources & Homework Help

Academic Search Complete Full text articles on every subject.

Brainfuse HelpNow – Great for students K-12. Get help from a live tutor, organize an online study group with friends, and other amazing tools to learn and build skills.

Explora – Elementary School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for K-5th grade student research.

Explora – Middle School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for 6-8th grade student research.

Points of View Reference Center – Pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects.

Social Studies Fact Cards – Useful for reports on missions, Native Americans, or explorers.

ScienceFlix – Videos, articles, and interactive resources covering the STEM subjects. Ideal for school-aged children.

TrueFlix – A great resource for school-aged children featuring content in various subject areas. Kids can view digital books, watch videos, get ideas for projects, test their knowledge, and more.


Newspapers and Magazines

Articles from Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals (EBSCO MasterFile) – Thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Requires library card log-in.

Articles from Newspapers (ProQuest) – Over 500 national and international newspapers. Requires library card log-in.

Zinio – Hundreds of popular magazines available right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone


Updated March 2016