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Learning resources for children and young people

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Learning resources for children and young people


Explore the LOTE4Kids picture book collection of 3,500+ book titles in 65+ languages and enjoy reading with your family. If you are on the go why not use the LOTE4Kids mobile app and find Camden Libraries’ collection using your library card.

School subjects

BBC Bitesize provides interactive activities mapped against the national curriculum for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Covers early years, primary, secondary and 16+.

During term-time, the BBC is also showing Bitesize and other educational programmes on CBBC (for primary level) and BBC 2 (secondary level).  

Seneca has a huge range of online courses and resources covering primary school to 16+.

Learning by Questions is a wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths and Science at primary and secondary levels, plus Geography and History at primary. Designed to be an in-class teaching and learning tool but can be used to deliver question sets to pupils at home.

Children's University of Manchester - a suite of activities and resources covering:

  • history
  • languages
  • science
  • Art and Design
  • student life

Quizlet is a website and app that provides learning tools, games and interactive flashcards covering topics on a wide range of subjects and difficulty levels, including GCSE resources for every subject.

BrainPOP - US website, with lots of resources on a range of subjects, both traditional school-based and topical subjects.

Memrise - an interactive programme to learn languages.

Comics Plus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga on any device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Encyclopedias - look up facts

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Access the online version of this reference resource, excellent for homework, coursework, projects, reference or just for fun.

Developed specifically for public libraries, Britannica Library provides library members with access to Adult, Student and Junior (age-appropriate) resources available anywhere, at any time and on any device. For the adult version please visit  Digital library - Camden Council

Britannica Library Student (Age Group 10yrs – 14yrs)
Britannica Library Student is a fantastic resource for homework, coursework and projects covering topics which includes Animals, Arts & Literature, Earth & Geography, History, Life Processes, Living Things (other), Philosophy & Religion, Plants, Science & Mathematics, Society, Sports & Recreation, Technology. Students can browse across all 12 subject areas for articles, images, videos or biographies and store research in their own My Britannica Account..

Britannica Library Junior (Age Group 5yrs – 10yrs)
Britannica Library Junior is aimed at young enquiring minds of 5 to 10yrs. This is an excellent resource for homework and projects. Key features include, Explore the Animal Kingdom, Geography Explorer Game & World Atlas together with subject articles, images, videos, and biographies.

Kiddle - kids encyclopedia to search for facts about homework topics, for homeschooling.

Online reference - with your Camden library card, get access to our range of online reference sources, including Ancestry, the Oxford English Dictionary and Who's Who.

Books and writing stories

British Library - children's books - webpage on discovering children's books. 

Young writers - regular writing competitions for primary and secondary age children.

Free e-books.  With your Camden library card, you can borrow one of our great e-books from Libby:

Explore More - website with stories and adventures to spark curiosity and inspire deep thinking through play. New story released each week to stimulate imaginative storytelling and play. Some free stories, plus school and family subscriptions. 

Art and crafts

Tate Kids - the Tate Gallery website has quizzes about:

  • art
  • an online painting programme
  • art and craft activities for kids.

12 Museums - the Travel and Leisure website links you to virtual tours of 12 museums around the world, including the British Museum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Smart School House - ideas for kids - lots of creative ideas for craft projects to do at home.

Essential skills, movement and mindfulness

SkillBuilder - home learning - their Home Learning Hub has resources on:

  • listening
  • speaking
  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • staying positive
  • aiming high
  • leadership and teamwork.

GoNoodle - movement and mindfulness exercises for kids.