TWEENS

TWEENS

For Grades 4-6

MY READS - Great reading options for tweens.

MY HOMEWORK - Educational resources for kids in grades 4-6.

MY LIFE - Additional resources picked just for you!

Hanging out at the Library

Looking for something fun to do? Come and hang out at the library! Join a book club, take part in Maker Monday, get creative with Tween Crafternoon or fire-up your neurons with SPARK Science for Tweens events.

Resources

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

WAGGIN Catalog for Kids

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WAGGIN Catalog for Kids

Explore the WAGGIN catalog for books, movies, music, and more. The WAGGIN Catalog for Kids is aneasy to use, kid-friendly catalog, with popular topics right on the main page. Simply choose the subject or type of material you want, and off you go!

OverDrive for Kids

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Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free—anytime, anywhere—with your Peters Township (WAGGIN) library card. The OverDrive for Kids eReading Room is a section of OverDrive specifically devoted to what kids like to read.

NoveList Plus

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. You can find titles, articles, and read-alike lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and for all age and reading levels. You’ll never be without a good read again! To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

Science FLIX

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Science FLIX

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

POWER Resources

Book FLIX

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Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.ll ages.

True FLIX

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True FLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and more.

Additional Resources

AR Book Finder

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AR Book Finder

Search for your next Accelerated Reader book! Available in both English and Spanish, the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder lets you search by ATOS book level, Lexile measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, and more.

Coretta Scott King Award Books

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Coretta Scott King Award Books

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award is presented by the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

International Children's Digital Library

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International Children's Digital Library

The International Children's Digital Library is a free online library of digitized children's books in 59 languages, designed specifically for use by children ages 3 to 13. Children can search for books by country, language, length, intended age group, content type, emotional quality, and more.

Newbery Medal Award Books

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Newbery Medal Award Books

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.

Odyssey Award Books

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Odyssey Award Books

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.The award is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Books

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Books

The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The purpose of the award is to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's and young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.

Read Kiddo Read

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Read Kiddo Read

Read, Kiddo, Read is an authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities, as well as author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!

The Stacks

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The Stacks

Visit Scholastic's website for kids about books, reading, authors, games & more. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles by posting bookreviews, getting reading recommendation, playing games, and more.

My Homework

Educational resources for kids in grades 4-6.

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

A to Z: The World

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A to Z: The World

A to Z –The Worldis a comprehensive database covering world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. It covers 175 countries and covers topics such as business, culture, society, language, education, history, points of interest, national symbols, and more.

Muzzy

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Muzzy

MUZZY is the world’s #1 language course for children, featuring animated characters, rich immersion methodology, and engaging stories, games, and exercises—designed for today’s tech-savvy children and early language learners. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

Science FLIX

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Science FLIX

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

World Book Online

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World Book Encyclopedia Online features the same expert information found in the print version, with a consolidated layout that makes it easier than ever to find research tools, videos, audios and more. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

POWER Resources

POWER Kids

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POWER Kids

POWER Library gives kids the POWER with a web page dedicated to serving their information and learning needs. Need help with research? Facts about Pennsylvania? Need images, articles, maps, science fair ideas? POWER Kids can help!

POWER Library

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POWER Library

POWER Library is a collection of databases and resources provided by the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

For an alphabetical list of POWER Library databases, click here.

For a subject list of POWER Library databases, click here.

Book FLIX

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Book FLIX    -    View Tutorial

Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.

Gale In Context Middle School

Gale In Context Middle School

Gale In Context Middle School provides middle school students with reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics such as government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Material is organized visually and topically to help students quickly find the answers they need.

Gale OneFile High School Edition

Gale OneFile High School Edition

Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

True FLIX

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True FLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and more.

Additional Resources

BBC Earth

BBC Earth

For over fifty years, BBC Earth has been inspiring audiences through the natural world; we’ve taken the BBC’s amazing natural history stories, over 1000 of them, and shared them around the globe. BBC Earth exists to tell nature’s stories told like no one else - stories that can capture the imagination of anyone and inspire you to dive in and meet your planet.

Ben’s Guide to the US Government

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Ben’s Guide to the US Government

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government. Learn about the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and more

Fact Monster

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Fact Monster

Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. On Factmonster you can find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, math, business, education, health, and more.

Figure This Math Challenge

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Figure This Math Challenge

Figure This! demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes theimportance of high-quality math education for all students. Funding for the project was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Hippo Campus

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Hippo Campus

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

How Stuff Works

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How Stuff Works

HowStuffWorks explores thousands of topics, ranging from science to animals, and health to money. Each topic contains thorough explanations, colorful illustrations, engaging videos, and more so that you can learn how everything works!

Learning Planet

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Learning Planet

LearningPlanet.com gives parents and teachers a treasure chest of online learning resources and activities, for preschoolers up to 8th grade. Each level has a series of interactive games and other activities to explore

Merriam-Webster Word Central

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Merriam-Webster Word Central

Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central, now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing...Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

Wolfram Alpha Math & Science

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Wolfram Alpha Math & Science

Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base. Subject areas include math, science, society & culture,and everyday life.

World Maps

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World Maps

Learn about the world's continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes with World Maps by Sheppard Software. Explore information about a specific region, then make your way through different activities to prove your knowledge.

My Life

Additional resources picked just for you!

Kids Health

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Kids Health

KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. Watch movies, take quizzes, and read all about how your body works and how to be healthy.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Explore PBS resources and activities in this jun and engaging site.  A Parents page provides additional resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities. Topics range from talking to your kids about war and violence, to suggesting books for snuggling up and reading with your children.

Reading Rockets

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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets prepared by WETA public television, presents strategies, activities, and lessons designed to help young children learn to read. They bring the best strategies to help young children become strong, confident readers.

Safe Kids Worldwide

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Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. They provide safety tips and standards, as well as information on product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets, to water safety, to household poisons.

Scholastic Kids

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Scholastic Kids

Get expert advice on children's books and reading, arts and crafts, activities and school achievement. A companion Parent's Page contains additional resources, as well as a parent's newsletter with expert tips, free printables and fun activities for your child’s learning journey.