Resources for Kids

Resources for Kids

African-American History - A Discus Database

For middle school through adults, this is a comprehensive source of coverage for more that 500 years of African-American experience.

Animal Kingdom - A Discus Database

Groups and habitats. Videos and photos. Fun learning materials.

Britannica Fundamentals - A Discus Database

Activities to explore, play, read, draw. Stories and videos.

Britannica School - A Discus Database

For pre-K through 12th grades. Access to encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle school, and high school, as well as teacher resources.

CultureGrams - A Discus Database

For all ages. Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures.

Escolar - A Discus Database

For students aged 7-12. Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish.

Explora for Elementary Schools - A Discus Database

Articles on most topics, as well as pictures, maps and flags.

Explora for Middle Schools - A Discus Database

Information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books and more.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - A Discus Database

For middle school through adults, this provides a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning. Includes career assessments and educational planning.

Gale in Context: Biography - A Discus Database

For all ages. Comprehensive source for biographical information.

Gale in Context: Elementary - A Discus Database

For students in K through 5th grades. Articles, pictures, and reference information on all subjects.

Magic School Bus - A Discus Database

For ages 6-9 The Magic School Bus is based on the best-selling book series by the same name. A collection of 51 video titles that teaches science by taking kids on a virtual bus ride with Ms. Frizzle. A trusted resource for teachers, students, and families that aids in the exploration of science.

NoveList K-8 Plus - A Discus Database

For elementary and middle school students and educators. Resource for helping students find their next great fiction or nonfiction title to read.

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Spanish - A Discus Database

Ideal for students in K-3rd grade. Simple navigation and mobile-responsive design. Available in English and Spanish.

Contains engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners on amphibians, animal behavior, birds, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more. Games, definitions, a Question of the Day, and educator resources are also included.

PebbleGoNext - A Discus Database

For grades 3-5.
Covers categories like Actors, American Indians, Explorers, Scientists, and Women in this content rich resource.
Simple navigation and mobile-responsive design

Engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Includes amphibians, animal behavior, birds, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more. Games, definitions, a Question of the Day, and educator resources are also included.

Poetry for Students - A Discus eBook Collection

Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study.
Provides an overview of a poem, with discussion and analysis of themes, images, form, and construction. Covers poetry for all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes information on media adaptations, suggested readings, and classroom aids.

Short Stories for Students - A Discus eBook Collection

Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study.
Provides critical overviews of short stories from all time periods and cultures. Discusses plot, characters, themes, and structure along with the story's culture and historical significance. Includes information on media adaptations, suggested reading, and classroom aids.

StudySC - A Discus Database

For elementary, middle school, and high school students and educators. Website with links to South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects and more.

TumbleBooks - A Discus Database

TumbleBooks Library targets K through 6th grade.
Contains over 1,400 read-aloud storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, songs, and National Geographic videos. All storybooks are read-aloud with words highlighted and some books are available in French and Spanish. Special features include a book report organizer, puzzles and games, pre-selected playlists. You can search by title, author, run time, genre, language, lexile, and accelerated reader level. You can browse through Storybooks, Read alongs, ebooks, Nonfiction, Videos, Graphic Novels, Playlists, Language Learning, Math, Puzzles, and Games.

TumbleMath - A Discus Database

For students in grades K-6, subjects include counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, word problems, geometry, fractions, place value, measurement, probability, division, graphing, finance, and time and temperature.

Tutor.com - A Discus Database

For students K-12: Tutor.com connects students with expert tutors and career coaches in more than 80 subjects and test prep areas. The Tutor.com K-12 Learning Suite includes live, one-to-one tutoring (8 AM-10 PM Sunday – Saturday), a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials.

Tutor.com requires use of the Discus username and password. Please contact the library for further information.

World Almanac for Kids Elementery - A Discus Database

For students in 2nd - 5th grade, their teachers, and parents.
Articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects. Large images and easy to read text. Easy navigation with over 300 videos that cover a myriad of topics
Includes science projects, games, maps, and Educator Resources.

World Almanac for Kids Intermediate - A Discus Database

For students in 6th - 9th grade, their teachers, and parents.
Includes articles, videos, games, and reference guides on all subjects. Provides
over 700 science projects, "Take a Stand" debate topics, Homework Help videos and reference guides, and Educator Resources.