Youth Resources

Discover peer-reviewed journal articles, educational sites for kids, legal resources, study guides, and more!

By Age Group



ABC Mouse [in library use only] Educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels. Available in-Library only.

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Britannica Fundamentals
Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.

Britannica School Elementary
Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Britannica School Middle
Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity.

eBook K-8 Collection
Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. Also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators including Common Core alignment. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full text articles, maps, flags, and more. Dozens of hands-on activities and links to Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary.

Mango Online Languages
Learn a new language, wherever you are! Log onto MANGO using your Highland Library Card number and have access to 47 foreign language learning courses and 16 English language learning options.

MeL K-5 Databases
Tailored to cater to the educational needs of young learners in Michigan, offering a diverse array of age-appropriate resources spanning subjects like language arts, science, and social studies. Designed to support elementary school curriculum, these databases provide access to interactive content, multimedia resources, and reliable information to inspire curiosity and facilitate learning among students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Michigan Activity Pass
The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is a program that provides Michigan residents with free or discounted access to hundreds of cultural and recreational venues across the state, including museums, parks, and historical sites. By partnering with libraries, MAP aims to encourage exploration and appreciation of Michigan’s diverse offerings, fostering a sense of community engagement and cultural enrichment.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

Novelist Plus
Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list. World Book Dramatic Learning
An innovative online tool that provides educators and students with access to a vast collection of dramatic scripts and resources for enhancing learning through theater. With a wide range of plays, skits, and lesson plans tailored to different grade levels and subjects, it offers an engaging platform for students to develop literacy skills, boost confidence, and explore creative expression through dramatic arts.

World Book Student
An online encyclopedia designed to cater to the informational needs of students across various grade levels. It offers access to reliable and age-appropriate content, including articles, multimedia resources, and interactive features, making it a valuable tool for research, learning, and exploration.

World Book Timelines
An interactive online tool that allows users to explore and create chronological timelines of historical events, people, and cultural phenomena. With a user-friendly interface and a vast database of curated entries, it provides an engaging platform for visualizing and understanding the progression of history across different periods and regions.