What to do with kids during Covid-19

Need some help entertaining your kids while school is on hold? Check out these resources for educational entertainment.

Click here for the latest information from Anchorage School District.

Children's Storybooks About Coronavirus

Free online stories to help children understand the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, & Nia Roberts

My Hero is You by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (available in 23 languages)


APL Comic Contest for Kids

Thanks to everyone who participated in our comics contest, and congratulations to our winners! And a huge thank you to Lee Post for giving us our prompts and judging the contest.

Week 1

Our week one winner in the 8-11 category is Blake S. Lee says "The expressions and the pictures are really strong. The comic also does a very good job of showing the friendship between the moose and snowman. I want to see more!!"

Blake's Comic

Our 12-14 winner is Sophia P. Lee says "I really love the design, the lettering, and the bold colors. I also like that Sophia was being so polite to the readers and brave enough to call talking owls out for not having good boundaries with friends."

Sophia's Comic

week 2

Our 8-11 winner for week 2 is Carson H. Lee says "It is a wild story, but clearly drawn with a funny 'stomp' line at the end."

Carson's Comic

Week 3

In the 8-11 category, our winner is Silas B. Lee says "Silas did a wonderful job all around. I loved the humor and expressions.  They even did an excellent job making the titles fun and part of the story."

Silas' Comic

Our 12-14 category winner is RD. Lee says "RD drew such a cute comic and I really loved how expressive their art is. The turtle's expressions are darling and it was fun looking for it peeking behind the panda in each panel."

RD's Comic

APL Resources

Tumble Book Math - Grades K-6 math ebooks

Teen Book Cloud - Grades 7-12 ebooks

Audio Book Cloud - All ages audio books

BrainPop - Short animated movies for students in grades K-12

BrainPop JuniorAnimated fun for kids K-3

Downloadable books from Tumblebooks, Hoopla, & Overdrive

Music from Freegal

Learn a language with Mango Languages

Use Linked In Learning (formerly Lynda.com) to learn coding or another new skill

Use Learning Express to study for your ACT or SAT

Live Homework Help will connect you directly with a teacher for tutoring, specific help, and building skills