What Are Some Tips for Finding Online Reading for Kids?

What Are Some Tips for Finding Online Reading for Kids?

Many public libraries host online reading for kids, with links to audio versions or videos of library staff reading children's books, such as Online Story Time at UpperMorelandLibrary.org. Some public libraries also post links to external sources of online reading for kids.

The websites of popular children's book characters and authors of children's books, such as Curious George and Mercer Mayer, also have online titles kids can read for free. As of March, 2015, there are two Curious George titles available for reading at CuriousGeorge.com.

At LittleCritter.com, there are interactive read-along video versions of Mercer Mayer's most famous children's book character.

The websites of the Bloomefield Public Library and the Cincinnati Public Library contain resources where site visitors can find online reading for kids. The resources include links to the International Children's Digital Library and Tumble Books.

The International Children's Digital Library is free to use. Its list of books approaches the thousands and includes titles from around the world. Many of the online versions of books are digital scans of an actual book, page by page, with multiple editions of some books available.

Tumble Books focuses primarily on picture books. The website database encompasses non-fiction, graphic novels, chapter books and math stories. Tumble Books presents books through a special interface, the Tumblepad, which is a media player that displays illustrations and highlighted, narrated text.