Websites to Get Kids Reading!
If you don't already have a New York Public Library card, right now NYS residents are eligible to get a virtual library card, giving you access to e-books and e-audiobooks. Consider a virtual library card. Using your Android or iOS device, download SimplyE—The New York Public Library's free e-reader app—to get started. Residents of New York State over the age of 13 are eligible to apply.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Want to hear Be Quiet? How aboout Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude? Storytime with Ryan & Craig is a free, short-form reading show for children, parents & educators. Every week, Ryan and Craig read aloud a new children’s book.
Loads of e-books for students and parents to read for grades PreK-8.
This is a library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring. By clicking above you'll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Reading practice has never been easier with Rivet, a reading app with over 3,500 FREE leveled books for kids. Reading support on every page. Kids can practice with confidence knowing help is always available. Points and rewards for reading and activities. Readers are encouraged to reflect at the end of every book with fun ratings and reviews. Download the app or use the web app.
Listen to Jerry Pallotta the author of the Who Would Win Series read to YOU!