Time for Kids: Check out the different sections: World, Environment, Arts, Business, Community, History, Opinion, Science & more..

Smithsonian Tween Tribune: news with compelling relevant and interesting news for Middle and High School Students.

First News from the UK with stories for all middle and high school students.

BBC Students

Kids World News

National Geographic for kids

Saving on Energy science news for students from age 9 - 14

Brainpop is a website with short animated movies for students in grade K-12 together with quizzes covering subjects of science, social studies, English social studies, English, engineering and technology, health and arts and music. Brainpop is also available in BrainPOP Espanol/Spanish and BrainPOP Francais/French

Britannica Encyclopedia US Version and UK Version & Britannica Image Quest.

Pebble Go the award winning database for reading and research topics includes Animals, Biographies, Earth and Space. this databases features leveled text, read aloud audios and videos and supports research and reports.

Getepic A collection of eBooks for all readers.

Learner's Dictionary - Special Dictionary designed for English Language Learners.

Newsela is a database of leveled nonfiction texts for students and teachers.

World Book - Encyclopedia includes Elementary, Middle, High School with Timeline Tools (Access till May 30th)


Accessing ebooks at ASB can be done from a computer by following the links below. You can also install the apps to access from your mobile devices.

Destiny Discover

Download Destiny Discover to peruse through the eCollection. Use your Last name First initial as your username and follow the instructions to synchronise your checkouts. You can download the Destiny Discover (Android) and Destiny Reader (IOS). Details are here.

Overdrive OR Sora eCollection

For Audiobooks you will need to download the Overdrive Media Console and the Adobe Digital Edition for eBooks. The ebooks can be downloaded on your tablet, ipod, or any other device. Use ASB and your card number to sign in for audiobooks and ebooks (ASB1234). Download the Sora App to read on your device.

Capstone Interactive Library:

Capstone Interactive Library includes an online collection of up to 450 enhanced digital books and provides reading practice time over the Internet. Each book includes audio that reads the text aloud, and embedded online activities to extend the learning environment.

Big Universe is a subscription service with ebooks that include fiction, nonfiction, and audio books.

Pinna Books: The only screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service custom-made for kids 3-12. Thousands of original podcasts & audio show episodes; award-winning audiobooks, and songs and musical artists

Tumble Books are animated picture books which are often used as mentor texts. The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish.

Additional ebook resources designed primarily for elementary students can be found at the Literacy Hub in the ES iCommons.