Koala Bunko members! Let us know if you try one of the links below, and how you liked it. Also, please send in your favorite website addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it might appear in this listing in the near future (submissions subject to review and parent approval)!
The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/youth . Find links to on-line storybooks and websites on any topic of study or interest.
Book Adventure http://www.bookadventure.com. After reading a book (picture, chapter book, or novel), children can take a comprehension quiz at this website, and earn points each time. The range of books is quite varied, but not exhaustive, so children may want to check which titles are available (done by searching by author, title, etc.) before reading for points. Parent assistance is required to set up an account on this website with an email address, name and password. There is no purchase of goods required.
Scholastic Books' Kids Pages http://www.scholastic.com/kids/index.htm. There are a variety of articles that tell more about some of the popular children's books and authors of today... including an interview with the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowlings http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/transcript.htm, and a biography of J.K. Rowlings http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/author.htm.
The Nine Planets http://www.ex.ac.uk/Mirrors/nineplanets. An overview of the planets in our solar system, complete with images, can be found at this site.
Your Gross and Cool Body http://www.yucky.com. Ever wonder why your body passes gas or what the purpose is of ear wax? These subjects and more are covered at this website, along with scientific experiments you can try at home with parent help.
The White House for Kids http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/kids/html/home.html. Take a white house tour with the white house pets, learn about children who have lived in the white house, and look up historical facts at this site.
History Channel http://www.historychannel.com/today. Find out what happened on this day in U.S. history! You can also search for historical facts that happened on your birthday. Subject areas include the civil war and technology, among others.
Biography Website http://www.biography.com. Many current and historical American icons are featured on this website. Look here for biographies on famous historical figures, or to find out which U.S. icons were born on your birthday!
Blue Mountain Arts http://www.bluemountain.com. Send an e-greeting to a friend or relative on their birthday, or for a special holiday. It's fun to do, and free! This site is also a very good source for free, seasonal (U.S.) screen-savers for keeping an up-to-the-(U.S.) season desktop.
PBS Website http://www.pbs.org/kids. Do you like Teletubbies or Elmo? If so, click on to this link for games and more.
Barbie http://barbie.com. Design your own Barbie by selecting the hair style, make-up, and fashion you like best. No purchase is required.