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Kids, here are some links to other webpages that you might find interesting. From fun crafts to silly jokes to mind-boggling science, adventure is just a mouse-click away! Before you go, make sure you know a few simple rules to be a Safe Kid on the Internet.

Animals :: Arts & Crafts :: Books, Authors & Words
Fun, Games & Silliness :: Geography :: History
Miscellaneous Kid Stuff :: Science & the World Outside
Search the Web :: Spanish Sites for Kids :: Sports & Fitness

Animals

Defenders of Wildlife: Find out how you can help protect the animals and plants.
The Froggy Page: All kinds of virtual frogginess, from the silly to the scientific.
Kratt's Creatures: Welcome all you Creature Adventurers!
National Wildlife Federation's KidZone: NWF has animal info for all ages.
Panda Cam: Live video of Mei Xiang and her cub, Tai Shan, at the National Zoo.
What's That Snake?: Identification, facts, myths, and more about snakes!

Arts & Crafts

@rt Junction: Inspiration and ideas to help you create your masterpiece.
Artsonia: The World's Largest Kids' Art Museum!
Coloring.com: Lots of pictures available to color and e-mail or print!
Snowflakes: Instructions for making paper snowflakes.
Spare the Rock: Cool music for kids that adults will like, too!

Books, Authors & Words

A Book and a Hug: Browse book reviews by subject or age level.
BookHive: Your guide to children's literature and books.
Dav Pilkey: Warning! May be too silly for Grownups!
Eoin Colfer: Creator of Artemis Fowl
Frank Asch: Have you read Mr. Maxwell's Mouse?
International Children's Digital Library: A Library for the World's Children.
Jan Brett's Home Page: 2,771 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.
Judy Blume's Home Base
Kate DiCamillo: The author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux talks about her books and becoming a writer.
Kids, Know Your Rights: A Young Person's Guide to Intellectual Freedom, a brochure from the American Library Association for 5th graders and up, explaining intellectual freedom, kids' rights under the First Amendment, and the meaning of censorship. Know your rights!
Lemony Snicket: You really don't want to visit this website...
Margaret Palatini: A website of the author of Zak's Lunch, Stinky Smelly Feet, and lots of other silly tales. Sneak peeks of new books and fun activities for you!
Owl Magazine: The discovery magazine for kids
Reading is Fundamental: RIF's Reading Planet
Scholastic Kids
Seussville: "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and these things are good."
StoryPlace: Interactive stories on-line for pre-schoolers and elementary kids.
Storytime: videos from King County Library
StoryTubes: Make a video promoting your favorite book and submit it for a chance to win prizes.
TumbleBook Library: an online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Word Central: Online dictionary and activity center from Merriam-Webster.

Fun, Games & Silliness

Apple Corps: Give an apple (or carrot, or artichoke) a face and dress it up!
Boston Children's Museum: 100 ways to play!
Fake Out! Try to guess the right definition for a word, then write one of your own.
Five Field Kono: A simple strategy game similar to Chinese checkers.
Goobo: Build a monster or a rocket, make a space scene or...listen to a belch???
Hamsters!! Take the 10-Minute Bedtime Tour. Powered by Hamsters!
Jokes at AZKids.net: Jokes, riddles, brain teasers, and more.
Kids' Space: A variety of games, puzzles and activities for kids.
Orisinal: Morning Sunshine: A website full of games and treats that is both fun and beautiful, created by web artist Ferry Halim. Requires Flash.
Prongo.com: Jokes, games, and a lot more!

Geography

U.S. States and Capitals
National Geographic World
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Geography at Yahooligans!

History

History at Yahooligans!
Library of Congress: Resources for kids and families.

Miscellaneous Kid Stuff

Great Websites for Kids: Great Web Sites for children, parents and caregivers, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children.
Internet Public Library 2
Smithsonian for Kids: Art, science, people, history: this site has everything!
PBS Kids: Games, stories and activities from some of your favorite characters.
KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
Wonderopolis: Where the wonders of learning never cease.

Science & the World Outside

Exploratorium: Explore the world of science at this really cool website!
Ask Dr. Universe: The world's most curious cat!
Khan Academy: an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: fun science activities for kids!
Download a dinosaur: Easy-to-make paper dinosaurs for you to download and print.
Optical Illusions: Can you Believe Your Eyes?
Be an Inventor! The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office has a site just for kids!
Magic School Bus: Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang on a field trip.
The Why Files: The science behind the news.
Grossology: The science of really gross things.

Search the Web

Yahoo! Kids: The web guide for kids!
Ask Kids: The youthful version of Ask Jeeves--a fast and easy way to get answers to your questions.
KidsClick! Web search for kids by librarians.

Spanish Sites for Kids

LEER en Familia
Ciencia para niños
Google en Español
StoryPlace: la biblioteca digital de niños
Biblioteca Digital Internacional para Niños: La misión de la Fundación ICDL es entusiasmar e inspirar a los niños del mundo para que se conviertan en miembros de la comunidad global.

Sports & Fitness

Way Cool Running: Everything you need to know about running.
Games Kids Play: Rules for playground games, verses for jump-rope rhymes, and more!
Sports Illustrated Kids: The online version of the sports magazine just for you!
Sports at Yahoo! Kids: A great starting place for sports information on the Web.