Language Arts: Kids

SFPL Resources

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Resources for English Learning

Something About the Author Grades 4 and up

Find information about the lives and work of a wide range of authors and illustrators.

Gale in Context: Middle School Grades 6 and up

Explore curriculum-focused information and primary sources from many perspectives.

In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) Grades K to 5

Search the "Literature" section for information about authors, books, and more.

Bookflix Pre-K to 3

Read along with video storybooks based on classic picture stories paired with simple informational books.

NoveList K-8 Grade K to 8

Find reading recommendations, read-alike suggestions and discussion guides.

Learning Express Library Grades 4 and up

Increase and test reading comprehension, and practice your writing skills.

SFPL Bibliocommons All ages

Discover themed children's booklists updated regularly by SFPL children's librarians.

Brainfuse HelpNow Grade K and up

Access free one-on-one live tutoring help online from 1–10 PM PDT. The Writing Lab offers the ability to upload a document for an expert to analyze and provide feedback.

World Languages

SFPL Resources

Mango Languages Grades 6 and up

Description: Pick a new language to learn or brush up on your skills with more than 70 languages and 18 ESL courses to choose from.

Language Learning for Kids Grades K-6

Download or stream videos to learn Spanish, French, Chinese, American Sign Language and more.


Google Translate Grades 1 and up

Translate a block of text or a webpage to and from many different languages.