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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Library

Information for 1st Graders

Shippensburg University Library Databases for Kids

Off campus access to the library databases requires a (faculty, staff, or university student) Shippensburg ID

Search Engines for Kids

  • is a safe, visual search engine powered by editors.

  • is a search engine for kids (higher elementary to middle school) where articles are approved by researchers.

  • Kidtopia - Kidtopia is a Google custom student safe search engine for preschool and elementary students, indexing only educator approved websites.
  • KidRex Fun and safe search for kids, by kids.

Fun Learning Stuff

  • Great Websites for Kids -  a database of great websites for students, parents and teachers compiled by the ALA
  • DK FindOut - What do you want to find out? 
  • Fact Monster - an online encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, timelines and almanac; also has homework help, games and holiday calendars (some features require membership/account)

Online Magazines

  • Sports Illustrated for Kids Online - online magazine for elementary age children that includes interviews with sports heroes, comics, action photos and more.
  • Ranger Rick - online magazine for kids ages 7 and up featuring animal photos, colorful drawings and stories about nature, outdoor adventure and helping the environment. Includes websites for homework help, activities, games and sections for parents and teachers. 
  • National Geographic Kids - published for the National Geographic Society for kids 8-14 and covers a wide variety of topics from geography to adventure, wildlife and science. Includes links to stories, fun facts,games and other activities, 
  • Time Magazine for Kids - online current event magazine for kids featuring news, games and activities as well as sections for teachers and parents.

Wipe Out Bullying-Information

  • NetSmartz - a website for kids and parents about being smart on the internet

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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Library
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2200

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