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Student Resources Guide: grades K–5

Get homework and test prep help here.

Log in to these library resources with your Vernon Area Library card. If a PIN is required, use the one associated with your library card, usually the last four digits of your phone number.


Reading resource for pre-K–grade 3

  • classic storybook videos are paired with related nonfiction e-books
  • links fiction with fact to encourage children to explore their world

Explora Elementary School

Encyclopedia for grades K–5. 

  • wide range of topics for school projects or papers
  • encyclopedia articles
  • news and magazine stories
  • bibliographies
  • images

LearningExpress - EBSCO - Grades 4-8 Educator Resources

  • covers middle school math and english language skills improvement

NoveList K–8 Plus

Interactive tool for finding books for grades K–8.

  • suggestions for read-alikes
  • book reviews 
  • discussion questions
  • search by Lexile to find materials by reading level

Scholastic GO!

Multimedia encyclopedia for grades K–8. Includes a read-aloud option.

  • thousands of entries
  • dictionary, atlas, maps, citations
  • access to news sources from around the world
  • search by Lexile to match materials to student


Science exploration for grades 4 & up.

  • articles on Earth, space, health and the human body, physics, technology, math, and engineering
  • news, experiments, and info on careers in science

TumbleBook Library

Instant access to e-books for pre-K–grade 6. También en español: libros electrónicos favoritos para los niños.

  • new and classic picture books
  • nonfiction
  • graphic novels
  • language learning
  • puzzles & games
  • read-alongs

Get help with schoolwork; grades 1 & up. Also available as an app:

  • connect live (by chat or voice) with subject specialists daily 2–11 PM CT
  • drop off math questions
  • submit papers for review
  • take practice quizzes

World Book Online

Encyclopedia of knowledge for all ages. Includes:

  • Early World of Learning (pre-K)
  • Kids Encyclopedia (grade school students)
  • illustrations, timelines, timeline creation tool