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. – In Library Use Only.


Books and Reading

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.



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.

Britannica School Edition – Learn about any subject with content for all grades and all reading abilities K-12. Find articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.

Britannica Escolar – Britannica en español.

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.


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 August 2018