Carefully Curated Content for Elementary School Libraries

Primary Search includes ongoing full text for the most popular children's magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as: 

  • Ask
  • Click
  • Cobblestone
  • Cricket
  • Faces
  • Ladybug
  • Muse
  • Spider

Active full text for these Crick Media publications is unique to EBSCO. Additional full-text magazines include: 

  • Fun for Kidz
  • Girls' Life
  • Highlights
  • Ranger Rick*
  • Ranger Rick, Jr.*
  • Scout Life
  • Sports Illustrated Kids*
  • Stone Soup
  • TIME for Kids*
  • Zoobooks*

*Active full text is unique to EBSCO. 

Reference Books

Additional content in Primary Search includes The Encyclopedia of AnimalsAmerican Heritage Children's Dictionary and reference e-books from top children's publishers including:

  • Abdo Publishing Company
  • Cherry Lake Publishing
  • Crabtree Publishing
  • Cricket Media
  • Lerner Publishing Group
  • Sleeping Bear Press

Lexile Reading Measures

All full-text articles in Primary Search are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) that provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension.

Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.

Compatible with Explora

Primary Search is available via EBSCOhost or Explora, EBSCO's dedicated interface for schools and public libraries.