Databases and Informational Websites for Kids


Need help with a website or database? Feel free to call the library and get that help. Or you can Ask Rob, our reference librarian, by filling out this form: or emailing your question(s) to and Rob will get back to you.



Databases for Kids
(If this is a database that the Abington Public Library purchased you will need Abington Library Card to access.)

     culturegramsCulturegrams is a great database to learn about countries around the world. 

Browse PowerKnowledge databases to learn more about different science topics!  Funded by the Abington Public Library and accessed through your library card. Instant Article Translation into over 100 languages supports English Language Learners and family literacy programs. 


power knowledge earth space science      Power Knowledge: Earth Space Science is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. 


power knowledge life science     Power Knowledge: Life Science is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. I


 power knowledge physical science    Power Knowledge: Physical Science is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. I


     pronunciatorPronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 315 languages with personalized courses, movies, chat, and more.



 tumblebooks    Tumblebooks is a selected group of animated books, and a whole lot more. Puzzles, games, and books in languages other than English are included.


world book     World Book includes resources for elementary, middle school and advanced researchers. 



Statewide databases     Browse our Ma Statewide Databases for resources for children including access to Brittanica, Gale OneFile, PebbleGo, and more!


LOTE4Kids      LOTE4Kids is a database of digital books in World Languages, allowing children to enjoy stories while learning a language! This database was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Helpful Links

For Fun and Education

Here are some of the websites we have found to use for information and fun-
there are lots of wonderful places to explore!

ALA Best Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

All Kids Network     Activities, crafts, and worksheets.

Boddle     Interactive math games for grades 1 - 6

Internet Archive     Free books, music, movies and lots more. 

Kids Health 

PBS Kids

PBS Learning Media

PBS Kids Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius

WGBH Distance Learning Center


Helpful Links for Parents:

Common Sense Media is a great place to find help in evaluating books, movies, apps and games. 

Net Smartz gives parents tips and help for digital safety and strategies.