Both StorylineOnline.net and JustBooksReadAloud.com offer children's books read aloud online for free, as of 2015. StorylineOnline.net provides a variety of children's books that can be sorted by title, author or narrator. JustBooksReadAloud.com has a collection of about 620 books that are categorized by reading length: short, medium or long.
StorylineOnline.net is a creation of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation, and it features celebrities reading aloud popular children's books. Children and parents can access books read by Al Gore, Haylie Duff, Betty White and Elijah Wood, among other famous narrators. The site provides videos of the celebrities reading the books for more of an interactive and personal experience. According to the SAG Foundation, when children have books read aloud to them, it serves to improve their social skills, as well as increasing their reading and writing abilities.
On JustBooksReadAloud.com, the videos show only the pages of the book rather than the person reading the story. The site does not have advertisements and does not allow children to navigate away to other sites, if the correct parental controls are set. Children can find books on the site based on their favorite author, category or narrator. Some books are also grouped by reading level to help pick appropriate books for each child.