OverDrive for Kids offers a vast eBook and eAudiobook collection. The Newport News Public Library selects individual titles for the collection and is the best resource for new and popular titles. There is a General, Teen, and Kids landing page for the collection.
Patrons are strongly advised to download the Libby app to use OverDrive on their mobile devices.
A child’s first encyclopedia of eBooks and an introduction to core early concepts. This online resource has read-aloud across all functions, including the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” which tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish! Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete this amazing program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story!
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search, and full-text and age-appropriate curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more!
Explora is the interface for the EBSCO Research Databases. There are four Explora interfaces, each aimed at a different age group that search age-appropriate databases. Primary is the Explora for children grades K-5.
Novelist K-8 Plus is a database that provides reader recommendations for kids. Patrons can search for books that are similar to other books or use a highly detailed search criteria that includes options for mood, character type, and setting.