"Available from World Book's growing list of resources available online, World Book Kids provides encyclopedic entries written at a lower level and with more pictures and illustrations as examples. It is intended for use by students in the kindergarten through early elementary level. It provides many of the same entry topics as World Book Student but in simpler terms. The entries were written and developed by a team of educators that specialize in the needs of these students and many of the entries include embedded multimedia options. The site offers a variety of simple search and browse options as well as over 200 educational games and activities. Special features include a tool for exploring and comparing animals; a biography section that features historical and contemporary people of interest to this age group; age-appropriate science fair projects; a tool for exploring and comparing geographical places; and an atlas with interactive maps, outline maps, and flags. Worthy of special mention are the Lexile measures on selected articles, which will help librarians and teachers ensure that students are reading articles based on their reading level.This unique resource will be a much-used reference source in most school libraries. Younger users will like the simpler language and abundance of pictures, while teachers will find the helpful teacher resources useful for their curriculum needs. This resource is highly recommended."
American Reference Books Annual, 2013
“This unique resource will be a much-used reference source in most school libraries. Younger users will like the simpler language and abundance of pictures, while teachers will find the helpful teacher resources useful for their curriculum needs. This resource is highly recommended.”
American Reference Book Annual 2011
“Developed specifically for children in grades one through four, World Book Kids is a fun way to introduce computer research skills to primary students using a strong, reliable source. When teachers and librarians stress the importance of gathering research through authoritative sources at an early age, out students will become wiser and more efficient researchers producing higher quality products….Highly recommended for students in first through fourth grades.”
-Catholic Library World