Online Children’s Resources

Here are some great links to online resources that can help to keep young ones reading and listening, even when you don’t have access to physical books.tbl_logo

Tumble Books is a world leader in online children’s book databases, and it is making its family of online libraries available for free to all schools and libraries until at least August 31. Its flagship product, TumbleBooklibrary (www.tumblebooklibrary.com) is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database
TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database
AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database

Storyline Online

This website offers videos that feature famous actors and actresses reading a variety of children’s books. Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA foundation, this award winning children’s literacy program offers fun for children of all ages!

The Library of Congress

This website provides links to a variety of resources including reading lists, author webcasts, and digitized classics. From Dracula and Alice in Wonderland to The Children’s Object Book (like an old timey I Spy) and Peter Rabbit, this website provides access to beautifully illustrated editions of countless classic titles.

The Indianapolis Public Library

While this website offers some of the resources mentioned elsewhere on this page, this blog post provides links to over 100 free video read-alouds. By scrolling down the page and clicking on one of the book covers, readers will be taken to the streaming platform (Youtube.com, Kidlit.tv, etc…) that offers that video.

The Internet Archive

As an open source library dedicated to making information accessible to all, The Internet Archive features countless digitized books that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. You can find titles from the I Spy series, The Bernstein Bears series,