Databases for Kids

Databases for Kids

Comics Plus
World Book



With LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus, you have access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Big Nate, Bone, Plants vs. Zombies, My Little Pony, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading—no waiting on holds lists, no wasting data! All you need is a valid library card from Summit free Public Library to access them.

It is also available by downloading the LibraryPass app from the Google Play Store, or the App Store.

For more information on how Comics Plus works, take a look at the video provided above


To learn how to use Tumblebooks, please click on the video below

Storybooks/Non-Fiction:  Tumblebooks has several picture books for your children to practice their reading. The books can be accessed on a computer or mobile device. All picture books have animated images with the full text of each book highlighted.

In addition to picture books, Tumble Books has a collection of animated songs with the text included as well.

Read-Alongs:  Tumble Books has a collection of famous and popular books for children that you can read along with on a computer or a mobile device. You can change the font size, style and color. You can also add bookmarks and notes to the books as well Each story has audio that can be played back while the corresponding text on the screen is highlighted.

eBooks:  eBooks contains popular children’s titles in text only formats. You can change the font size, style and color. You can also add bookmarks and notes to the books as well

Graphic Novels:  Tumble Books premium contains over 50 graphic novels for children. Each graphic novel is narrated per panel, with the full text of each book highlighted.

Videos:  Tumblebooks has a collection of educational videos released by National Geographic on Topics from Animals to Social Studies.

Playlists: Collections of books to watch together for a specific period of time.

Games: Puzzles, Memory games, crosswords, word search and spelling games

World Book Early World of Learning

To learn how to use World Book Online, please click on the video below

This program is perfect for very young children, and can be accessed from home

  • Read: Read some basic factual stories with Trek the scarecrow
  • Watch: watch information videos about things from Animals to Sports and Hobbies
  • Classics: Watch, listen to, and read classic stories
  • Know it: Basic interactive about topics including animals, transportation, and weather.
  • Play: sequence games, story order, multiple choice quizzes and concentration games.
  • Print & Do: Coloring and activity pages that can be downloaded to your home computer and printed.

World Book Kids

  • Search: Type in any topic and search for it
  • Explore: Choose any of the topics to browse more information about different topics.
  • Read About: The background image of the page changes periodically and includes basic information for each topic.
  • Pictures and Video: Browse through the different topics and find informational images by topic.
  • World of Animals: Click on any of the topics to browse and compare animals around the world
  • Activities: Printable worksheets to assist you with what you have learned. Also contains information especially for grown-ups
  • Maps and More: Explore interactive maps, and the World Book Atlas. You can also download maps to fill in and color
  • Important People: Search or Browse for any famous person
  • Compare Places: Choose two different countries, continents, Science Experiments: Easy science topics and experiments that you can do at home.

World Book Student

  • Search: Look for articles, images, videos and audio on different topics
  • My Research: Create an account to save articles and other useful information
  • Citation Builder: Provide information from the work that you used, and receive a citation for each source in MLA, APA and Harvard formats.
  • World Resources: Interactive atlases of the world, You can also compare countries and continents.
  • How to Do Research: Learn the basics of research in even easy steps.  Teachers also receive and Five tips to learn to teach their students the basics of research.
  • Featured Videos: Several short videos about different topics.  Each video links back to World Book articles.
  • Behind the Headlines: World Book editors highlight breaking news stories and provide links to related background information in World Book.
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