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Just for Kids!: Home

Electronic resources for your children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

About this guide

These online resources for children - and parents - in grades K - 8 are provided by either The Taft School or researchIT CT,
a program of the Connecticut State Library (and several from the internet too!)

Please Note: If you are off-campus, you'll be prompted to enter your Taft network username and password.

Resources A-Z


"When in doubt, go to the library." 

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


From the American Library Association

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and digital media.
Find current and past notable lists of books, recordings, and digital media here.

From The New York Times

14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens
Recommended by BIPOC Teachers and Librarians

Kid-Friendly Resources from the Internet Archive


The Internet Archive provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books.
The Kid-Friendly page is arranged by broad topics, including Racial Equality Books for Kids.

Resources A-Z (continued)

Common Sense Media


Common Sense Media 
CSM offers the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews of movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids..

ResearchIT CT

Additional resources provided by the CT State Library

Popular Magazines for Elementary School

Popular Magazines for Middle School

ResearchIT CT OneSearch for Elementary Schools searches simultaneously encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and magazines considered to be most useful to elementary school studetns in Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

ResearchIT CT OneSearch for Middle Schools searches across multiple databases considered to be most useful to middle school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.