Kids and Teens

The Edwards Libraries strive to provide access to mission critical information, support professional military and voluntary education programs and enhance the quality of life for our community. In fulfillment of this purpose, we offer access to popular fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, young adult books, public computers, Chief of Staff of the Air Force reading list, CLEP and DANTES test books and DVDs, fax machine, typewriters, language course packages, research assistance, magazines, newspapers, online research databases, Interlibrary loans, books on CD, Playaways, popular movies, music CDs and video games.

INTERNET TEENS LINK

HOMEWORK HELP
Online Tutoring and Career help for military families is now available at tutor.com

Every tutor is screened, certified, and background checked, and no personal information is ever shared between student and tutor. Tutors work with one student at a time, the teach each process step-by-step to make sure the material is understood, but will never just give the answer.

Tutoring services are available for K-12 students. Career services are available to college students and adult learners including resume writing, test preparation, and family budgeting.

Please visit the library for more information and to request a passcode.

BOOKS & REVIEWS
Books and Reviews
http://www.teenreads.com

Book Clubs and Bestsellers
http://www.calendarlive.com/books/
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html

COLLEGE & CAREERS

Military Career Guide Online
http://www.militarycareers.com

California Colleges
http://www.californiacolleges.edu

The Career Key
http://www.careerkey.org/english

College is Possible
http://www.collegeispossible.org

Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/teen/pathways

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco

College and Career Search
http://education-portal.com

FUN SITES
Beginner’s Guide to Aeronauticshttp://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane
Developed by NASA, this site provides beginner’s guides to aerodynamics, propulsion, model rockets, and kites.

BNAPS Stamp Collecting for Kidshttp://www.bnaps.org/stamps4kids
Provides advice and information on starting a stamp collection, stamp condition types, U.S. and foreign stamps, and a glossary.

Bonus.com – http://www.bonus.com
A kid-safe site with lots of games and activities. Requires JAVA.

Conjuror – Free Magic Trickshttp://www.conjuror.com/magictricks/freetricks.shtml
Learn the tricks of the trade for 15 different magic tricks.

FUNbrain.com – http://www.funbrain.com
Kids will like Math Baseball, Change Maker, and Spell Check games.

Funschool.com – http://www.funschool.com

Goodnight Mr. Snoozlebert – interactive games – http://www.cyberkids.com/fg/ga/ad/sn/Menu.htm

4Kids Treehouse – http://www.4kids.com
Explore the treehouse and its activities.

Hands on Crafts – http://www.handsoncrafts.org/000-a.htm

Headbone Interactive – http://www.headbone.com
Enter the headbone derby and win prizes.

Idea Box – http://www.theideabox.com

Kids Domain – Craftshttp://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/index.html
Contains extensive craft ideas and instructions. Clear instructions indicate whether adult supervision is necessary and the required ability level.

Kids’ Space – http://www.kids-space.org
Locate art, stories, and music by kids and follow links to other kids sites. It has large, easy-to-read text.

Kids’ Corner – http://kids.ot.com
Solve a jigsaw puzzle, play hangman or read an interactive story.

Kidworld – http://www.bconnex.net/~kidworld
Contains art and stories by kids, as well as the Kids Cornfield magazine which has jokes, comics, news, puzzles, and facts.

Puzzlemaker – http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com

Smithsonian Kids – Collectinghttp://kids.si.edu/collecting
Teaches youngsters how to begin and maintain a collection and provides an introduction to the Smithsonian’s rock, coin, and stamp collections.

Tammy Yee’s Origami Pagehttp://www.tammyyee.com/origami.html
Includes directions for more than 30 origami projects, grouped under such categories as nature, holidays, and multicultural.

The United States Mint h.i.p. Pocket Changehttp://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm
Provides information on starting a coin collection. Also includes a United States Mint timeline, coin news, and other links.