Staff Picks on Kanopy Kids

Have you tried out Kanopy yet? If you have an Algonquin Library Card, you have full access to this streaming service. It works a lot like many other streaming services, except Kanopy also includes animated picture books, educational children’s television programming, and The Great Courses.

Kanopy has started offering “credit-free” programming during the pandemic, which does not count to your program credit limit. That is how Kanopy differs from something else like Netflix. There is a limit to how many programs you may watch per month. The amount of credits you have left will display in the top right corner of the screen next to your name / account info.

Below are some recommendations from the children living with Miss Jenni, Miss Kimberly, and Miss Stephanie:

Kate & Jim McMullan – Books
These two have brought us picture books such as I Stink! or I’m Fast!



Fly Guy – Storytime Collection
Join Buzz as he searches for a smart animal to take to The Amazing Pet Show.
His father says flies can’t be pets, but Fly Guy is not your ordinary fly!


Children Make Terrible Pets – Storytime Collection
Lucy, a young bear, meets a charming little boy in the forest. When she brings him home, her mother cautions her “children make terrible pets.” Can Lucy prove her wrong?


Wild Kratts – Television
Join the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment. It’s all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers’ brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.


Daniel Tiger – Television
Fred Rogers’ original Neighborhood of Make Believe is recreated in vibrant color and texture; his signature puppet Daniel Striped Tiger is transformed into a curious and playful 4-year-old joined by his friends O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, Katerina Kittycat and Miss Elaina. The series curriculum is school-readiness and social-emotional learning, and each preschool themed episode offers a musical strategy for children and parents to use together.


Super Why – Television
SUPER WHY is the first original program from Out of the Blue Enterprises, an innovator in interactive children’s entertainment led by Angela C. Santomero, an Emmy-nominated co-creator of Blue’s Clues, and Samantha Freeman Alpert, a veteran in children’s entertainment. SUPER WHY makes reading an empowering adventure by using interactive literacy games that need YOU to play. In SUPER WHY reading is power!


Bushwacked! – Television
Bushwacked! follows hosts on weird and sometimes deadly wildlife missions around Australia. This is a Australian production.


SciGirls – Television
SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find answers to their questions will inspire your children to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere!