Homework Help

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The Children’s Room has most Plainfield Community Schools textbooks for grades 1-8. Ask for them at the help desk. They are for in-house use only, but you can do the work at the library or make a photocopy of the pages.


Great Websites for Kids

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The American Library Association has an amazing and searchable database of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14, Great Websites for Kids.


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Many of our books are labeled with purple Accelerated Reading book levels on the spine. Download the brochure for more about Accelerated Reading and about finding AR books in the Children’s Room. Do you want to see if a certain book has a quiz? Go to the Quiz Store at the AR web site.


American Library Association

Great Sites: 700+ Amazing, Spectacular, Mysterious, Colorful Web Sites -Searchable!

Character Education

Absolutely Whootie   –   Aesop’s Fables Original & New Versions  –   Crossroads of Character   –   Character Education Links from UEN

Quick Takes

Internet Public Library  –  Homework Center  –  Kid Info Homework Help   –   Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac   –   Do You Want to Do Better in School?   –   Consider Careers!   –   Food Timeline   –   Mythweb   –   Online Dictionaries of many kinds   –   Funbrain   –   Dictionaries including languages   –   InfoPlease   –   CyberSleuth K-12 Homework Helper   –   Children’s Museum of Indianapolis   –   Distinguished Women

Reading and English

Eduplace English  –  Magnetic Poetry –  Word Central  – Children’s Literature Web Guide   – Grammer Gorillas  –  National Award-Winning Books Like the Newbery and Caldecott Awards   –   Young Hoosier Book Award   –   “Do We” Really Know Dewey?   –   Authors and Illustrators


Math, Science & Tech

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Ancient Egypt  –   A+ Math Games and Helps  –  Math Factmonster  –  Web Weather  –  Wonders of the Seas  –  Your Gross & Cool Body  –  BAM! Body and Mind  –  How Stuff Works  –  Sports Science   –   Math Goodies   –   A+ Math Games   –   Design a Roller Coaster   –   Ultimate Science Fair Resource   –   Curious Science   –   Math Dictionary (click “C” to find the online calculator)   –   Biomes of the World & Biomes with Printables   –   NASA –   Endangered Species   –   US EPA Global Warming Page   –   Science Fair How-ToMath Practice Quizzes

Music & Arts

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Thumb Piano Tunes   –  Wacky Kids  –  NGA Kids Art Zone –  Destination: Modern Art  –  Music Games  –  Hop Pop Musical Town  –  Inside Art  –  SmARTkids  –  NY Philharmonic KidZone  –  Classics for Kids –  ArchKIDtecture

Social Studies, History & Current Events

US Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change  –  International Background Notes –   Ben’s Guide to the US Government   –   FBI for Kids  –  CIA Kids’ Page  –  Planet Orange Money Site   –   The White House for Kids   –   PBS Africa for Kids   –   Ancient Romans   –   Mythica   –   National Geographic for Kids   –   Time for Kids   –   Project Vote Smart   –   Today in History   –   States and Capitals   –   Stately Knowledge   –   Ancient Inventions   –   Inventors   –   America’s Story from America’s Library   –   Archeology Through Games