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The following list provide access to classic and modern children's books including picture books.

Children's Libraries

Absolutely Whootie:
Myths and fables from around the world, with adventures, animal tales - also has reader's theater scripts.

Adapted Books and Materials:
Over 70 adapted books in a variety of formats including Boardmaker, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Aesop's Fables:
38 fables in traditional and modern forms.  Most in html some in flash.

Amazing Adventure Series:
Children's stories which can be read on the screen or have read aloud. Has two books in flash format.

BAB Books: Over 12 online html picture book.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature:
Digitized versions of children's books published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year (scanned images).

Bembo’s Zoo:
Animated site to children their ABCs

Between the Lions:
Flash video stories.

BigUniverse (K-8):
This site has curriculum and tools for learning, assessment, reading and writing development, using a vast library of online books.  The site has a three-pronged approach: reading, creating and sharing online children's books

Selected stories from their site are available free as PDF single sheets and as MP3 files.

BookPals - performing artists for literacy in schools:
191 stories read by members of the screen actors guild (and others). Stories are read and displayed through streaming video. Additional story resources are also available including stories by phone and guest story readers for schools.

12 html picture books with the option to have the book read aloud.

Books Should Be Free – Children’s Audio section:
Over 120 children’s audio books

British Library Online Gallery:
Digitized original classics. An audio feature allows a visitor to have the book read aloud (original version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground,  Mozart's Musical Diary includes 75 audio excerpts).
Children’s classic books in HTML format.

Candlelight Stories:
Children's and chapter books in a variety of formats.

CBeebies Story Circle:
Over 80 stories and activity books for preschool children

Children's Books Forever:
Collection of 12 picture books  (pdf format) - available in multiple languages.

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc (formerly Editec Communications' Children's Books for Free library): 
1,200 antique children's books published in the 19th and early 20th century in HTML
An online bookstore for teachers and schools, this company does offer a 30 day trial program to allow teachers to download and use eBooks for use with their classes (lit).

Children's Literature From the Rare Book Room of the Library of Congress:
Large number of children's books in PDF and online page flip formats.

Children's story book online:
Over 30 i
llustrated children's stories in html.

Children's Literature From the Rare Book Room of the Library of Congress:
Large number of children's books in PDF and online page flip formats.

Clifford's Interactive Storybooks:
Four interactive stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog in flash format, presented by Scholastic.

Classics Reader:
Section for young readers of over 200 best loved classics.
Free online coloring book.
Free online coloring book

Animated webisodes to read.

Digital Gallery of World Picture Books:
Collection of over 45 FLASH books from the The International Library of Children's Literature / National Diet Library

Digital Media Repository: Historic Children’s Books:  and Chpbooks:
Scanned PDF image versions of books.

Ebooks for Young Readers:
Leveled books in pdf ebook, print, and editable formats.

Fiction Teachers Classroom Theater:
14 reader's theater scripts (html).

GenieBooks in PowerPoint:  
Decodable books for beginning readers in HTML or PPT, with books identified by phonic.

HarperCollins Children's:  
HarperCollins has a special feature on their website called "Browse Inside," an application allowing visitors to sample whole books from the list of HarperCollins titles online using a special flash display. Click on the Browse Inside link to access content. Over 500 titles in the children's section.

Hazardous Weather Books:
Three early elementary Hazardous Weather Readers and Teacher Planning Guides (PDF).

Houghton Mifflin Company' Online Teacher Resources:
14 leveled reading booklets (K-6) in a special web format, also has associated teacher information.

Inkless Tales:
Variety of early reader/emeregent and dolch stories.  

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL):
The ICDL is building an international collection  that reflects both the diversity and quality of children's literature from 27 cultures in 23 languages (html).

Internet Public Library - KidSpace:
This section of IPL contains The Reading Zone which is similar to the fiction section at a public library. There are links to on-line stories and information and links about favorite books and authors.

Kiddie Records Weekly:
New record each weekly of a “classic” record audio book from the 40’s and 50’s into MP3 format.

KidPub is an online database collection of over 40,000 stories written by children for children.

Kids' Corner from Wired for Books:
Audio stories from Beatrix Potter (English, French, German, and Japanese) and Alice Adventures in Wonderland, Frog Prince, Christmas "Carol, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and more (Real media)

Kids Open Dictionary Builder:
Dictionary tool that allows for building and then downloading to use with different ebook devices.

Online anthology for young authors and readers (under 16).

Kennedy Center's Storytime Online
Four video story books (Real)

Kiz Club:
44 leveled flash books with printable versions

Lokata Legends:
Links to 17 Native American/First Nations legends, or folk tales if you prefer. You won't see these anywhere else online. From the Acta Lakota Museum at St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
Variety of early reader books, mostly in printable (.PDF) and some in web based formats. Free registration required

Light Up Your  Brain: 
18 Children's stories read aloud.

Lil' Fingers:
Storybook site for toddler age children (HTML & FLASH).

Literature for Children: 
A collection of over 1600 children's literature titles from the US and UK presented by the State University Libraries of Florida.

Little Bird Tales:  
online books can be made of student artwork or photos, write and then record audio.

Mighty Book Catalogue:
Over 50 children's books ages 2-preteen in html.  Books will read aloud.

MysteryNet’s Kids Mysteries:
Quick online reads for kids to solve mysteries. Also the site has mysteries written by kids.

NASA Books
An online stories Echo the Bat and Amelia the Pigeon in html.
Robin Whirlybird on her Rotorcraft Adventures.
A story and activities of a girl visiting her mother's work: in English, Spanish, and Chinese (HTML)
Our Very Own Star and Auroras! (Flash format)

Newbery Honor Books and Medal Winners:
Nine award winning books by women authors from the 20's though the 60's.

PBS Kids mobile apps: 
Variety of interactive ebooks for the iPad, iPhone ,and iPod Touch. Kids & Teens:
Kids and teen's book collection of picture books, chapter books, and novels in PDF and online formats


Read On - Audio Stories: 
Over 150 short stories in flash format with audio.

Reader’s Theater Editions:
A collection of free scripts for readers theater, adapted from stories by Aaron Shepard and others (simple search for "script").

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays for the Classroom:
Links to over 50 scripts.

Read free books online:
Flash page turn versions of books written by non-professionals. There are also a number of audiobooks available. Has a children's book section.

Reading A-Z:
An online book seller of leveled book that you print out.  Sample books are available (pdf).

RIF Reading Planet:
A collection of read aloud books that changes monthly (Flash format).

Roy, Tale of a Singing Zebra:
Nine part online guided reading story, comes with literacy worksheets and discussion sheets. Use in the classroom on your interactive whiteboard or computers.

Sebastian Swan's Infant Explorer:
Eight online big books (html).

Sesame Street: (flash) Read and make stories (pay subscription service:

Scholastic's Listen & Read:
Short, high-interest, nonfiction stories from Scholastic News boost early reading skills and support differentiated reading and ELL students

Scripts from the Reading Lady:
Over 45 scripts in .doc and .pdf formats.

16 free epub children's picture books
Designed for designed for first grade, with over 75 FLASH reading/writing resources that are also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade

Story Book Online:
Storybook Online Network is a storytelling community for children. Site goal is to create, develop, and disseminate original short stories for children. Content is in written, audio, animated, and video presentations.

Story Book Castle:
Read online stories from Aesop’s Fables and Fairy Tales, the site also have a few stories with pictures and multiple stories can be translated into other languages.

Online tool to create and read stories with online text and images.

Storyline Online - from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG):
19 stories read by members of the screen actors guild, including modern classics such as Stellaluna and the Polar Express. Stories are read and displayed through streaming video.

StoryPlace Elementary Library:
6 stories for elementary children along with suggested readings and print out activities.

StoryPlace PreSchool Library: 
15 Stories and associated books and activities for children and parents.

Storytime in the Reading Room:
Collection of picture books stories read by the authors (flash).

Tikiri - Stories from Sri Lanka:
35 books in PDF format in English and Sinhala.

Collection of reader’s theater scripts from PBS Kids

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