Website Reviews

Skybrary Website Poster Image
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age 2+
LEARNING
Stellar reading site from Reading Rainbow.
URL: https://www.readingrainbow.com/user/sign-in
(2015)
Activity Village Website Poster Image
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age 2+
LEARNING
Free learning-activity site only missing contextual info.
URL: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk
(2015)
Sofia's World Website Poster Image
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age 3+
LEARNING
Princess-packed site has fun but mindless games and goodies.
URL: http://www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior/content/games/sofias-world/
(2014)
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids Website Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Useful education tool, but games won't wow kids.
URL: http://bensguide.gpo.gov
(2007)
CuriosityStream Website Poster Image
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age 5+
LEARNING
Educationally valuable videos come with a monthly premium.
URL: http://www.curiositystream.com
(2015)
Ever After High Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Fluffy fairy-tale site thankfully light on sales pitches.
URL: http://www.everafterhigh.com/en-us
(2014)
Magic Tree House Website Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Reading site has quizzes, games, plugs to buy book series.
URL: http://www.magictreehouse.com
(2015)
ShelSilverstein.com Website Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Poetry exploration site is a bit limited but a nice start.
URL: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexsite.html
(2013)
JKRowling Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 8+
J.K. Rowling spells out Harry Potter trivia.
URL: http://www.jkrowling.com
(2007)
Harry Potter Reading Club Website Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, games, and guidance for kids' first book club.
URL: http://hpread.scholastic.com
(2012)
America's Story from America's Library Website Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Quirky stories bring history to life.
URL: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/
(2013)
National Geographic Education Website Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Rich resource preps kids to be conscientious citizens.
URL: http://www.natgeoed.org
(2013)
Horrible Histories Website Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Edgy, goofy history site pushes product over past.
URL: http://horrible-histories.co.uk
(2014)
Harry Potter Scholastic Website Poster Image
age 9+
Find games, videos, info on official Potter books site.
URL: http://harrypotter.scholastic.com
(2010)
The-Leaky-Cauldron.org Website Poster Image
age 10+
A one-stop Harry Potter bonanza.
URL: http://The-Leaky-Cauldron.org
(2007)
HP-lexicon.org Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Potter-world encyclopedia is one of the best.
URL: http://www.hp-lexicon.org
(2007)
Kidipede: History For Kids Website Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Dig into the fun history, but ignore strange ads.
URL: http://www.historyforkids.org
(2011)
Pottermore Website Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Engaging virtual world brings Harry Potter to life.
URL: http://www.pottermore.com
(2012)
Digital Public Library of America Website Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Vast online library is a wealth of searchable info.
URL: http://dp.la/
(2013)
Play Nintendo Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)

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