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Great Sites for Kids
Hundreds of web sites for children reviewed, recommended, and categorized.  Maintained by The Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Ask For Kids
Ask Jeeves for Kids is a search engine where you enter a question, and Ask Jeeves tries to point you to the right web page that provides an answer.  At Ask Jeeves For Kids, no site that is on SurfWatch's block list will be listed.

First Gov for Kids
First Gov is the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal.  It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.  Explore, learn, have fun and don't forget to add us to your favorites!

Get Net Wise
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that families have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.  Find resources families need to make informed decisions about their use of the Internet.  GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation.

Kidspace@The Internet Public Library

Listen to books read aloud, or browse through featured topics, or search the internet at KidSpace using kid friendly subject collections.  KidSpace is the youth division of the University of Michigan School of Information's Internet Public Library.

Kid's Click
A web search for kids by librarians.

Book trailers, authors, cool websites and more....

Smithsonian Kids
Smithsonian Kids is Smithsonian Magazine's site for articles, photos, games, and contests that interest kids today. 

Yahoo Kids!
Yahooligans is a subject directory designed for children age 7-12.

Fun links

Building Big
Explore large structures(bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels) and what it takes to build them in interactive engineering labs.
BUILDING BIG®, a five part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston.

Fun On-Line Page
Games and activities for all ages and interests from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Magic School Bus Fun Place
Science fun with Ms. Fizzle and the Magic School bus crew.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Science activities for kids.
Supported by HHMI's Precollege and Public Science Education Program.

Harry Potter Home Page
Games, information about the actors, screen savers, and more!

Smithsonian Kids

Games, contests, message boards with kids from all over the world, articles of things that interest kids today.

National Geographic for Kids
Fun exploration of the world.

Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Explore medieval weapons, build an on-line trebuchet and try to destroy the castle wall, find out what life in a castle was like.

Soda Constructor
Build a moving java script construction.

Maine Links

Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Information about marine life, nature, and marine science in Maine.

Maine Weather
National Weather Service - Maine Zone Forecast
Interior York County - Zone 18 gives Sanford/Springvale's weather.

Northern Stars Planetarium
Sky information for kids and adults from Northern Stars Planetarium in Fairfield, Maine.

Portland Sea Dogs
Portland Sea Dogs baseball team home page.

Portland Pirates
Portland Pirates hockey team home page.

Secretary of State's Kid Page
Maine facts, history, state symbols, state government information, contests and games.

Books and Authors

Authors on the Web
Web sites include personal sites of authors, their fans, scholars and readers.

A guide to children's literature and books including book reviews for readers from birth through age twelve, with reading levels, interest areas, and parents' notes.

Caldecott Medal Home Page
The Caldecott medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book.

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The largest collection of illustrated antique books online...we think.

Children's Literature Web Guide
Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.

Dav Pilkey
The author of the well love Captain Underpants books own web site.

Jan Brett
Visit this picture book author's web site for the latest fun related to her familiar picture books.

Kid's Series
Mid-Continent Public Library's excellent list of children's book series.

Lemony Snicket
Clicking on this author's site could be an unfortunate event!

Linda Sue Park
Newbery award winning author of A Single Shard.

Maine Lupine Award

Maine's award for the best book written each year by a Maine author.

NoveList K-8
A guide to fiction for children that allows searches by title, description, or favorite authors.  This is a great site for looking for books "like the one I liked before."

Newbery Medal Award
The Newbery medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished American children's book.

Homework Help

Infoplease Homework Center
Homework Center provides maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs to answer your questions about history, geography, english, math, science and social studies.

Great Websites For Kids
This American Library Association site leads first time researchers to reliable sites on the World Wide Web.

Cool Math
Cool Math has games and all kinds of math help tools for calculating problems for all ages.

Multnomah County Library Homework Center
Easy to use with sites selected by request from students and teachers.  Some Spanish sites.

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