Digital Library

We’ve searched high and low to bring you a guide to children’s digital libraries.  Below you will find a list of sites that contain animated texts and online storytelling videos for children for free.

Online Storytime by Barnes & Noble
Online Storytime by Barnes and Noble is a FREE online story time, read by authors and celebrities, with new titles added monthly.

Children’s Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc.
A volunteer-driven project, Children’s Books Online is an online library of historical illustrated children’s books translated into several languages.

We Give Books by the Pearson Foundation
We Give Books is a free website, with an online reading library for children through the age of ten with the mission of putting “books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply be reading online.”

Storia by Scholastic
An e-reading application by Scholastic that is both interactive and educational with 5 free e-books  with download of the application.

International Children’s Digital Library
The International Children’s Digital Library aims at supporting children become effective members of the global community by making notable children’s books available online, for free.

Tumble Books
Tumble Books contains large collection of animated children’s picture books, read aloud by narrators in English and Spanish.

Story Place:  The Children’s Digital Library 
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County brings you a collection of animated stories, reading lists and activities.

Storyline Online
Storyline Online is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and contains a video library of actors reading popular children’s books.

Book Hive
BookHive is a web site designed for children, parents, and teachers with reviews and recommendations of books for different reading levels and interest areas.

PBS Kids and Clifford The Big Red Dog
PBS Kids brings you a digital collection of Clifford stories available to read and listen to online.

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