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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Library

Information for 1st Graders

There are a number of additional resource links on the "E-sources" tab at the top or left of the page. Many of these resources are appropriate for any age group. None are inappropriate, they may just be of a higher grade-level and therefore not something a student coming to this tab would use academically. Feel free to explore any tab and if there are any questions, please ask the librarian! 


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

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

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

  • Kidtopia - http://www.kidtopia.info/ Kidtopia is a Google custom student safe search engine for preschool and elementary students, indexing only educator approved websites.
  • KidRex http://www.kidrex.org/ 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 Jr. - online magazine for kids 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. 
  • Ranger Rick Zoodinos - online magazine for kids featuring a dinosaur with amazing photographs, facts and more!
  • 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.

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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