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Gale adds National Geographic Kids to Virtual Library

Educational publisher Gale has added National Geographic Kids to its virtual library product suite. Aimed at students ages 6-14, the reference tool includes original content not found in other virtual library products, according to the company.

The new online resource, accessible through the National Geographic Virtual Library, features complete issues of the "National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books." The books, which include reference books, nonfiction books, and the National Geographic Readers, cover a range of topics from science and technology, to nature, to history and biographies.

National Geographic Kids is designed to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The books and content aim to foster reading comprehension and fluency, knowledge of world cultures, and engagement with grade-level complex text. The content is intended for educators working with elementary and middle school students in English language arts, social studies, and science classes.

National Geographic Kids is available for purchase as a stand-alone product or as part of the National Geographic Virtual Library package. Sign up for a free trial or find more information at Gale's Web site.

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