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Diverse BookFinder

Curated lists of picture books on a diverse array of topics.

All ages 

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

Provides hundreds of hand-crafted Recommended Reads reading lists created for teens and kids covering both fiction and nonfiction genres and topics. Also includes over 700 BookTalks and over 950 searchable award lists.

Access with your Library Card  • Ages 0-12   • 

TeachingBooks

Book Guides & Lesson Plans – Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader’s theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you’re reading in any K-12 classroom. 

Booklist: Build Your Own – Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum. 

Diverse Books – Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books. 

Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists – Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists – often organized by chapter – for the books that you’re teaching. Vocabulary lists include definitions, example sentences pulled from each book, and audio pronunciations.

Meet-the-Author Videos & Book Readings – Have the author reveal, anytime, the author’s purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials. 

Resources for Award-Winning Books – Lists of U.S. Award Winning titles. 

Access with your Library Card  • All ages 

 

Get Homework Help

CK-12

CK-12 is a free, online classroom where students can learn math, science, english, and many more concepts. Students can explore subject-based videos and join the cafe to ask for help from others.

Ages 5 – 17 

Cool Math Games

Cool Math Games is focused on making mathematics fun, convincing millions of people that cool+math is an equation that makes sense. The website includes logic games, trivia games, strategy games, and much more.

Ages 13-100 

Live Tutoring

Select Kern County Library branches offer various tutoring events and homework help.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? We are always looking for volunteers to develop more tutoring opportunities at our branches. Email us!

In Library Only  • Scheduled event

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Search for word meanings, pronunciation, origin, synonyms, and more. Merriam-Webster has been a trusted dictionary resource since 1828. Browse the ‘Word of the Day,’ word games, and word quizzes.

All ages 

Quizlet

Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study site. Free access includes flashcard development for topic studying and review, as well as games for learning.

Ages 12+  • Mobile apps available 

TypingClub

TypingClub is a free web-based way to learn to type. It is an engaging and interactive experience that turns learning typing into a game, with levels, badges, stars, voiceover, and typing playback.

All ages 

Learn a Language

Duolingo

Duolingo is a fun and addictive way to learn languages. Earn points for correct answers, race against a clock, and level up with bite-sized lessons.

Mobile apps available  • All ages 

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Track your progress and learn your chosen language in your preferred learning style.

Access with your Library Card  • Ages 3+   • 

Play Games

ABC Mouse

ABCMouse is an online academy of learning covering reading, language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. ABCMouse consists of more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons. The academy is laid out in a “Step by Step Learning Path” and activities include videos, digital books, coloring, learning games, poems, puzzles, and songs.

In Library Use Only  • Ages 2-8 

 

PBS Kids

PBS Kids includes over 90 free educational games, videos, and full episodes from favorite cartoon characters, including Curious George, Wild Kratts, Arthur, and more.

Ages 3-8 

Starfall

Starfall is a website focused on teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners basic English reading and writing skills. Starfall primarily uses games and phonics, and in the final reading stage of the website includes nonfiction books, riddles, Chinese fables, and comics.

Ages 2-6