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Book Videos and Special Access Online Books
American Girl Free Equality E-book Library
Download books about American Girls and reading guides, different each week. The site states: "As part of our commitment to racial equality, we’re making stories written by Black women and featuring Black heroines available for free."
Story Time From Space...Hear astronauts read stories from the International Space Station!
"A Storytime Video Series Featuring Children’s Book Authors" - We are Teachers
Watch and listen as professionals read books aloud on video. No login required for Storyline Online.
Sesame Street is providing free ebooks for little ones as well.
Note on choosing books
Read Aloud Revival
Having trouble deciding what to read? Want to know more about how to connect with children with reading? The Read Aloud Revival has many booklists and an ongoing podcast to help with both needs.
Story Tyke - App coming soon
Story Tyke is developing a story app for free, original stories to replace their previous e-mail story delivery model. Sign up to be alerted when the app is available for download.
Create Your Own Story Online!
Storyjumper is an easy, free way to create and post your own e-picture book. (No drawing skills required; use any of the hundreds of images and backgrounds provided.)
Other - Radio non-fiction stories
Family friendly radio podcast of non-fiction stories.
Log in to read from the Newburgh Library page
Audiobooks for Kids
“Storynory has been giving free audio stories to the world since November 2005. We are a podcast and a website with audio streaming…We aim for our audio stories to showcase imagination, good writing, and great narrations.” -From the website
Lit2Go Children’s Literature – “A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format…Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material” – from website
Light Up Your Brain
Provides a selection of classic and original stories read by voice artist Chuck Brown. (Available for streaming or download).
AudioFile provides reviews and samples of audiobooks, many recently published, and focus on finding woks of audio excellence.
Even more e-books
Free Kids Books
Read a large selection of e-books in multiple languages.
Read bilingual chidlren's books online with a free sign-up. (Content aimed at grades K-6.)
Audiobooks for Kids and Adults (select children's collection)
LibiVox is a very large archive of free e-books for both children and adults recorded by volunteers from works in the public domain.
Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages (Wondery)
"On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages." - from the website