Electronic Books

Electronic Books/Audio/ Talking Books/ Read Alongs/UTubes 

  Electronic books/talking books are a great surrogate but nothing can take the place of teachers reading to their        

   students and a loving mother, father, or caregiver sitting next to their child reading and interacting with their child.

Along the right side of the page are other Read Alongs by the same authors.

Online Talking Books  & More

Screen Actors’ Guild Presents:
Stories on Story Line Don’t Miss     
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eduTeach Talking Books
My First Book/ Rosetta Project

Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids classics in different languages
BAB Books On-Line Stories 
Speakaboos/ Kids’ Stories, Songs, Games           etc.  Videos

Monkey and the Crocodile/Kids Stories/Kid Rhymes
International Children’s Digital  Library  read books on line/Click on “Read a Story” on the top bar./College Park, MD
Clifford Interactive Stories Scholastic
224Places for Free Audio Books 


Children’s Books- Free E-Books

Lovereading 4 Kids
Top downloads on Lovereading4kids
Baby and Toddler
Ant and Bee - by Angela Banner
Kangaroos Hop - by Ros Moriarty
More Ant and Bee - by Angela Banner
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Hooray for Bread - by Allan Ahlberg
Pancake Pandemonium - by Anita Pouroulis
The Wind in the Wallows - by Jeanne Willis
5+ readers
Sam Who Went to Sea - by Phyllis Root
Attack of the Lizard King - by Rex Stone
Fluff the Farting Fish - by Michael Rosen
7+ readers
Stick Dog - by Tom Watson
Little Manfred - by Michael Morpurgo
The Three Pickled Herrings (wings & Co 2) - by Sally Gardner
9+ readers
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas - by David Almond
Dear Scarlett - by Fleur Hitchcock
Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker - by Joanna Nadin


  Audiobooks on iTune
“Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal, is one of more than 60 children's audiobooks recently added to iTunes. Scholastic's compelling collection of children's audiobooks also includes such endearing classics as The Velveteen Rabbit and The Little Red Hen, entries from the popular Jigsaw Jones and Clifford the Big Red Dog series, Gary D. Schmidt's Newberry Honor-winner, “The Wednesday Wars,” and more.”http://www.storylineonline.nethttps://www.readingiq.com/?src_tag=search_non_branded::google_non_branded&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhP2GxMuR4QIVhouzCh0T8w7gEAMYAyAAEgI_UfD_BwEhttps://www.readingiq.com/?src_tag=search_non_branded::google_non_branded&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhP2GxMuR4QIVhouzCh0T8w7gEAMYAyAAEgI_UfD_BwEhttp://eduteach.es/videos/animated-stories-children/the-monkey-and-the-crocodile.htmlhttp://www.childrensbooksonline.org/my_first_book/http://storynory.com/http://storynory.com/http://www.sundhagen.com/babbooks/https://speakaboos.com/https://speakaboos.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_36YRkc9DHMhttp://en.childrenslibrary.org/http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-audiohttp://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-audiohttp://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-audiohttp://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=156http://www.lovereading4kids.co.ukhttp://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8496http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8427http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8498http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8473http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8342http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8426http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8466http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8452http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8310http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8386http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8368http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8442http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8069http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8394http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8437https://www.readingiq.com/?src_tag=search_non_branded::google_non_branded&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhP2GxMuR4QIVhouzCh0T8w7gEAMYAyAAEgI_UfD_BwEshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7shapeimage_2_link_8shapeimage_2_link_9shapeimage_2_link_10shapeimage_2_link_11shapeimage_2_link_12shapeimage_2_link_13shapeimage_2_link_14shapeimage_2_link_15shapeimage_2_link_16shapeimage_2_link_17shapeimage_2_link_18shapeimage_2_link_19shapeimage_2_link_20shapeimage_2_link_21shapeimage_2_link_22shapeimage_2_link_23shapeimage_2_link_24shapeimage_2_link_25shapeimage_2_link_26shapeimage_2_link_27shapeimage_2_link_28shapeimage_2_link_29shapeimage_2_link_30shapeimage_2_link_31shapeimage_2_link_32shapeimage_2_link_33

Electronic Books - Talking Books

Tips  There is a time and place for electronic text; electronic text should not replace independent reading. Electronic text can serve as good surrogates for the teacher or parent who can not read to the children at a particular time.  They are especially useful for beginning readers and the learning disabled.  Children can pursue their interests via stories that are too difficult to read independently. The recorded stories not only captive the students’ interest but model for them the rhythm and expression of the English language, expand their vocabulary, and indirectly develop an understanding of the structure of various genre. 

    Besides providing multi-sensory features, there is the option with CD-ROMs and Online stories for further support. The reader can either have the entire story read to him/her or only words and sentences that have been highlight because of their difficulty. Having a highlighted word or sentence read to the student helps with continuity. They do not have to stop and decode which could break their trend of thought.

  1. Audio- Taped Books Research studies have found positive effects from the use of audio taped books              


You Tube

Storyline Online Famous Actors & Actresses Read Books Countless books listed including the reader,  run time , and grade level suggested

  1. Read Me Stories - A new book every day!

  2. Read Aloud Books on U TubeSkip ad; look to the right side-bar for many books on U Tube

  3. A Sick Day for Amos McGee UTube

  4. My Five Senses by Aliki - YouTube

  5. My Five Senses You Tube

  1. Are You My Mother

  1. Very Busy Spider- a read along

  2. Click Clack Moo- a story to watch and listen to

  3. Caps for Sale- listen to and follow pictues

  4. Empty Pot by Demi

  5. Flotsam Book by David Wiesner

  6. Go Dog Go  story teller

  7. Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle U Tube ( Click on ad to skip it)

  8. If You Give a Pig a Pancake illust. with text

  9. The Hello Goodbye Window

  10. The House in the Night-Caldecott

  11. The House in the Night UTube

  12. Jump, Frog, Jump UTube

  13. Corduroy - a listen to story while looking at the pictures

  14. Doctor DeSoto - listen to story while looking at the pictures

  15. Three Pigs listen to story while looking at the pictures

  16. The Little Mouse, The Red-Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear  You Tube

  17. Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone

  18. Just Grandma and Me Living Books - You Tube Don’t Miss / Read in English, Japanese, & Spanish

  19. Kitten’s First Full Moon

  20. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom /Follow words with music in the background

  21. Chick Chicka Boom Boom Read along

  22. The Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsbug, Illust.Jose Aruego U Tube

  23. The Chick and the DucklingUTube

  24. The Three Pigs eBook with words

  25. Lion and the Mouse no print, pictures tell the story along with jungle music

  26. Little Red Riding Hood Story teller - no text

  27. Little David and the Purple Crayon UTube story teller

  28. Madeline

  29. Mary Wore Her Red Dress - YouTube

  30. Max Had Two Sticks

  31. Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig UTube

  32. Peanut Butter and Cupcake

  33. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

  34. House in the Night great background music, student reads  Don’t Miss

  35. Snowmen at Night UTube

  36. Smoky Night

  37. The Relatives Came - read along

  38. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

  39. Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss...You tube


Electronic /Digital Books

example of what can be done at home and in the classroom to make stories available.

Scaredy Squirrel was purchased via iTunes under Book Search in a matter of minutes.

When Jeanine was asked what she was reading to her children she immediately took an iPad, downloaded a story and read it.  Spontaneously the Flip started recording- nothing was planned.

The dramatic, creative reading was posted because it can serve as an incentive to be expressive. Listening to digital stories can develop the sense of story structure. Listening and following along with the text encourages fluency as well as reading above one’s readability level.

Earphones can be used with the iPad to listen to digital books while the teacher is busy with another guided reading group.

When teachers read to their class, they  may  want to think of recording the reading - or place a camcorder on a tri-pod for a video. Those stories can then be made available for the students in the Learning  Center, classroom library and even UTube. Because the recording of Scaredy Squirrel was too large to place on this page I placed it on UTube which is a free service.

  1. Tell Me a Story  King County Library System 1756 poems and songs  accompanied with videos and story Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension/LDOnline

Consider tapping into your local library for On- Line books and electronic books

Anyone with a library card can open up an account and download (take out a book). One only needs a special app to do it. You return the books with the same app with which you downloaded it. Click on the link below for more information.

Some of Matias’ library-.

Authors Reading Their Own Stories
be patient; each will eventually open

Frank Asch
Read aloud/UTube and more read alouds

                                                     Eric Carle
Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar U Tube

Mem Fox
 Mem Fox- MemReads Aloud 

Bill Martin
Bill Martin Reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You 
Art Infused Unit Plan

Mercer Mayer

Storytime with Mercer Mayer/he tells his stories and shows the illustrations 
Mercer Mayer There Is an Alligator Under My Bed 

    Jacqueline Cookie
Wilson, Jacqueline Cookie - complete audio -  no illustrations

Fables and Fairy Tales

Internet  Story Club of America  “Stories to Grow On”  :fables to run off, teacher’s guide, audio stories and more
Aesop’s ABC /Story Library retold by Heather Forest 6/6/15

Aesop’s Fables /Amherst/ U  of Mass.
Good Night Stories  Grimm Fairy Tales Kidoons
Anderson’s Fairy Tales Kidoons

 Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales & Stories Demark

Fables & Fairy Tales Voice and text for fables-scroll to bottom and click on “More Fairy Tales”;
Text appears for the fairy tales and nursery rhymes
DLTK read fables on line

StoryTymes Fairy Tales, Folk Tales audio children stories/Just for Kids
The Real Mother Goose Rhymes
Rosetta Pre-Reader and VeryEarly Reader
Indexed by Age/Interest Reading Levels in various languages: Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, French, Greek, Portuguese, Sloven, Chinese, Catalan, German,Ukrainian, Indonesian, Finnish- not all stories are translated into all languages.
Elephant Book by Turston-no audio
                                Stories by Gosh
Online Story Time including arts and crafts for Pre School
Lil'Fingers Storybooks easy to read books/many options

Animals Myths & Ledgends- Stories form Oban the Knowledge Keeper;-Planet Ozkids  IXL

Little Red Riding HoodDLTK

RIF Reading PlNWR EWs LONF AROEIWA ns Aonfa @ Tales Treehouse
                            Kol Stories

Children’s Story Books on line
                ipl Books
Story Hour for KIds ipl2 Partners: Drexel, FSUBuffalo, Ill. Pittsburgh, Rutgers UNC, Washington

LIttle Red Riding Hood UTube

Pre School  from Story Place:English & Spanish

eBooks/NYPL Kids

Digitized Books
International Children’s Digital Library

        Read a Book, Give a Book 

North Star

Starfall  books to read and more

Whootie Owl’s Stories to Grow by  English  & Spanish/NY

Best Free Children’s eBooks Online last up date 5/8/15
Children’s Storybooks Online- Stories for Kids of All Ages Free Storybooks to Readhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKr3rxtGW8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI&list=PLWQQFiiuxyjTNVojC0kNv-YnfsTVqztqX&index=5http://memfox.com/for-teachers/for-anyone-interested-a-read-aloud-lesson/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHCYgO9zh8&list=PLWQQFiiuxyjTNVojC0kNv-YnfsTVqztqX&index=4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHCYgO9zh8&list=PLWQQFiiuxyjTNVojC0kNv-YnfsTVqztqX&index=4http://arts-infused-unit-plan.blogspot.com/2013/07/wednesday-book-brown-bear-brown-bear.htmlhttp://www.littlecritter.com/storytimenew.htmlhttp://www.littlecritter.com/storytimenew.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNE8p0E4NVUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgy3yQi7R38http://www.internetstoryclub.org/toc_fable_one.htmlhttp://www.storyarts.org/library/aesops/index.htmlhttp://www.umass.edu/aesop/http://www.grimmfairytales.com/en/mainhttp://www.andersenfairytales.com/en/mainhttp://hca.gilead.org.ilhttp://ivyjoy.com/fables/http://www.dltk-teach.com/fables/index.htmhttp://www.childclassics.com/folktales.htmlhttp://www.childclassics.com/folktales.htmlhttp://www.fidella.com/trmg/http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library-pre-reader.htmhttp://eugelon.com/http://www.first-school.ws/theme/onlinestory.htmhttp://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.htmlhttp://www.planetozkids.com/oban/Home/home.htmlhttp://www.planetozkids.com/oban/Home/home.htmlhttp://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/littlered/2.htmhttp://www.mrsp.comhttps://www.google.com/search?q=RIF+Reading+Planet+Read+Along+Stories+and+Songs+@+Tales+Treehouse&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQuLnx4NHaAhUomuAKHWWiC7QQsAQIQA&biw=1505&bih=890#imgrc=Fb0OtPPTHjf37M:https://www.google.com/search?q=RIF+Reading+Planet+Read+Along+Stories+and+Songs+@+Tales+Treehouse&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQuLnx4NHaAhUomuAKHWWiC7QQsAQIQA&biw=1505&bih=890#imgrc=Fb0OtPPTHjf37M:http://kids.aol.com/KOL/1/KOLJrStorieshttp://www.magickeys.com/books/index.htmlhttp://www.ipl.org/div/storyhour/index.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFiEvZZC5jUhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/drilldown/music/2/3/1/http://kids.nypl.org/ebookshttp://en.childrenslibrary.org/http://www.fablevision.com/place/radio/ns.htmlhttp://www.starfall.com/http://www.storiestogrowby.comhttp://www.storiestogrowby.comhttp://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-childrens-ebooks-online.htmhttp://www.magickeys.com/books/http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3shapeimage_3_link_4shapeimage_3_link_5shapeimage_3_link_6shapeimage_3_link_7shapeimage_3_link_8shapeimage_3_link_9shapeimage_3_link_10shapeimage_3_link_11shapeimage_3_link_12shapeimage_3_link_13shapeimage_3_link_14shapeimage_3_link_15shapeimage_3_link_16shapeimage_3_link_17shapeimage_3_link_18shapeimage_3_link_19shapeimage_3_link_20shapeimage_3_link_21shapeimage_3_link_22shapeimage_3_link_23shapeimage_3_link_24shapeimage_3_link_25shapeimage_3_link_26shapeimage_3_link_27shapeimage_3_link_28shapeimage_3_link_29shapeimage_3_link_30shapeimage_3_link_31shapeimage_3_link_32shapeimage_3_link_33shapeimage_3_link_34shapeimage_3_link_35shapeimage_3_link_36shapeimage_3_link_37shapeimage_3_link_38shapeimage_3_link_39shapeimage_3_link_40shapeimage_3_link_41shapeimage_3_link_42shapeimage_3_link_43
The Three Pigs
Owl Moon You Tube story teller/ no following along with the text /  for 4th and 5th
Robert Munch’s Love You Forever on Video/ UTube
The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Eric Carle and other books by him on this site.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear?Story teller accompanied with clear large print

U Tube Monkey and the Crocodile
Coyote and Turtle Story/Folk Tale

Aaron’s World of Stories stories, script and picture books
Where the Wild Things Are
Lon PoPo - Red Riding Hood from China
Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
Wheels on the Bus/Giggle Bellies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyL8hRZUe8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pryNnhuYJAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-oBkgJ4Owhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmQa4TPqeGohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctQjLfMKinUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx72bbfXvAghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi6N_qgFFAohttp://www.aaronshep.com/stories/folk.htmlhttp://www.aaronshep.com/stories/folk.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOEFnppm_Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktl7NwkGIc0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShE27Hst_NMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6KuYtc0Z8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/read-aloud!-lion-mouse/id428200224?mt=8shapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8shapeimage_4_link_9shapeimage_4_link_10shapeimage_4_link_11shapeimage_4_link_12shapeimage_4_link_13