Online resources for children

eBooks and eComics from cloudLibrary

Library members can borrow eBooks and eComics free; all you need is your library card membership number and pin or password. You will be able to read the eBooks via a dedicated app on your computer, tablet, phone or eBook reader.

For more information about cloudLibrary, visit the eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, eAudiobooks and eComics page.

eMagazines and eAudiobooks from RBdigital

RBdigital combines eAudiobooks and eMagazines in a single app.

For more information about RBdigital including how to create an account, visit the eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and eComics page.

eMagazines and eNewspapers from PressReader

With over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in over 60 languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. Libraries members can access 1000s of magazines and newspapers in libraries and on personal devices. 

For more information about PressReader including how to create an account, visit the eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, eAudiobooks and eComics page.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Britannica Library Junior contains comprehensive content for primary school children aged 5-11. Whether it is frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Library Edition covers it all.

Issues Online

Issues Online provides personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) resources for teachers, students and parents. They use images, graphs, infographics, videos and glossaries to help students and teachers understand information covering a wide range of PSHE subjects, KS4 topics, lessons and social issues.

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IXL Maths and English practice

IXL is an online learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-based Maths and English for children in Reception up to Year 13.

The website is designed to keep children engaged with their learning by providing fun awards. It also provides parents/guardians with detailed reports on their children’s progress.

What you will find on IXL:

  • Unlimited unique questions - to make practising engaging
  • Adaptable skill levels - to support and encourage children
  • Fun awards - to keep children motivated
  • Detailed parent reports - so they can stay in the know

Please note parents/guardians will need to sign up at your local Kensington and Chelsea library and you will be provided with passwords and usernames in order to be able access the site.

To find out more visit the IXL website.

Who Next...? A guide to children's authors

Who Next...? is for when children ask: 'Who can I read next?' or 'Who writes like my favourite author?'.

Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles. Visit the Who Next...? website.

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