Getting to Know World Book Kids
The Home Page
The World Book Kids home page is designed to help young learners find information quickly and develop online skills.
1. The home page features a large Search box in the center of the page. On all other pages of the site, the search box will appear in the upper right corner. Users can start to type a keyword and the predictative search will list articles or media the user may be looking for.
2. Choose the Explore button next to the search box on the home page to view the eight main categories to begin browsing articles.
3. Users can browse through hundreds of images using the arrows on the home page and click or tap the Read About topic to learn more.
4. Users can click or tap the pink arrow to minimize the feature options. This will allow for a full view of the stunning imagery.
5. All of the main features of World Book Kids can be found in the feature container on the bottom of the home page.
6. Users can search through media using the Pictures and Videos browse button.
7. Enter the World of Animals to compare animals side by side and view a collection of animal facts, videos, images, and links.
8. Choose Activities to browse 11 fun categories of interactive activities to engage children of all ages.
9. Maps and More allows students to explore their exciting world using Interactive Maps, World Book Atlas, and Outline Maps and Flags.
10. World Book Kids’ Games offers a wide selection of educational jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, sorting games, matching games, and multiple choice quizzes. Students can browse by subject or game type.
11. The Important People feature provides a powerful yet easy-to-use search and browse interface for young users to locate information about important people.
12. Compare Places around the world, including continents, countries, states, and provinces, or explore your favorite places through quick facts, images, maps, flags, seals, and videos.
13. World Book’s age-appropriate Science Projects and experiments provide the instruction and resources for long-term and last-minute science projects.
14. The World Book Kids dictionary features simple language and thousands of illustrations and pictures.
Article pages contain high-interest, easy-to-read content that captivates and inspires early learners.
1. Article text is written for the beginning reader in a larger font size.
2. Related pictures, videos, maps, illustrations, tables, and sounds can be found on the left side of most articles.
3. Additional media can be found in the Pictures, Videos, and More tab at the top left of an article. Selecting this tab will display a gallery of media related to the article organized by type.
4. The More Information tab allows users to access additional encyclopedia articles, editor-approved websites, related games, questions, and content standards.
5. On an article page, you may find the Article Contents drop-down menu near the top right side of the screen. This will display the Lexile® Measure and each section of the article.
6. Each article also includes a Tools drop-down menu, which contains up to six different tools and settings: download, email, print, citations, translate this text, and hear text read aloud.
7. Users can click or tap on the buttons at the bottom of most articles to view the article in Spanish or French in Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos or L'Encyclopédie Découverte, or find more information about the topic in Student, if these products are a part of the subscription package.
8. Users can view citation information of any article at the bottom of the article page or by choosing Citations in the Tools menu. This will display the article's contributor, if applicable, and how to cite the article in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats.