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NoveList K-8 Plus

Ready for something new? NoveList K-8 Plus has you covered. Finding a new book is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Tap the NoveList kK-8 Plus picture.
  2. Find the “Recommended Reads Lists” located on the left side of the home page.
  3. Choose from any of the hundreds of great books organized by genre and age level.
Dinosaurs Books
Monster Books
Books in Outer Space
Rainbow Books

Websites for Home Learning

Selected and maintained by MCL Youth Services Librarians


ABCMouse Early Learning Academy


Ben’s Guide to US Government
Ben’s Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO’s service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben’s Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Homework Help

Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

International Children’s Digital Library
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge.

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Pigeon Presents
Starring Mo Willems’ pigeon.

Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

The number one spot on the web for getting kids into great books.

Storyline Online
An online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading Children’s books aloud.

Science Fair Projects

The Science Explorer
The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker.

Science Buddies
Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life […] build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century.

Science Fair Central
Offers ideas for Science Fair Projects and experiments for kids.