Free online books for kids
Yesterday we took a look at how to access the huge number of literary classics and other free books that are available online. Today we turn our attention to books for younger readers.
Studies have shown that during a summer break that can stretch to 10 weeks or more, kids can regress in their reading skills by as much as a full month. However, with the increasing popularity of e-books, there is no excuse for not picking up a good book for at least a few minutes every day.
And you don’t need to buy an expensive iPad, Kindle or other e-reader.
Numerous sites provide access to e-books right on your computer, with
no need for software plug-ins or other downloads.
some sites that provide fun and interesting titles for students at a
variety of different reading levels. And best of all – they are 100%
Leading to Reading
fun site for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Young children are introduced
to reading through a collection of narrated picture books. The site
also has Sing-along, Doodle and Explore sections. The site was
developed by Reading Is Fundamental, a non-profit organization that
provides books and other literacy resources to underserved children
from birth through age 8.
non-profit web site is maintained by the Screen Actors Guild
Foundation. It was created to bring books alive for children in a way
that few other web sites can – by having them read aloud by actors that
many children will recognize from television shows and movies. The
story book videos switch between the actor and the images and
illustrations from the books. For younger viewers, the words can be
displayed along the bottom of the screen, so they can follow along with
International Children’s Digital Library
amazing resource for anyone interested in finding great e-books for
kids. The books here are not your typical bookstore fare but many are
award-winning stories that children will love. From the main page you
can choose books by country, browse featured books, look at the most
recently added books, and more. The ICDL provides a high-quality
reading format through an embedded and easy-to-use online reader app.
delivers electronic books to you anytime, anywhere via e-mail. The
books come in installments, so your child can manage how much he or she
is going to read at any given time. It’s a great way to get kids into a
routine where they read a little every day. The hundreds of free titles
include numerous kids’ classics, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Print is a completely free online library of thousands of classic
novels, poems, stories, essays and plays. Everything is here, from Animal Farm
to the complete works of Shakespeare. Read Print contains a wealth of
reference information on well-known and lesser-known authors and each
book is available by chapter for easy viewing and scheduling.
Comment by Susan weaver, posted 2/18/2012, 11:50 AM: