The following is a list of Library, Reading and ELA resources that can be accessed from home. Some material can also be downloaded for use offline on computers, tablets, and e-readers depending on the resource.
A reading app for connecting to the CVES OverDrive library. Your school is Champlain Valley Educational Services. Your child will need their login information from their school library. For instructions on how to use SORA, please visit OverDrive.
Vooks brings children’s books to life with animated illustrations, read-a-long text and narrated story. VOOKS is offering teachers and homeschoolers a free, one-year subscription.
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
uses voice recognition to compliment read alouds with sound effects and music. Novel Effect features a catalog of over 200 popular and well-loved titles for children, with new titles regularly being added. Parents, teachers, and librarians can use it to spice up their read alouds or revisit old favorites by adding a new soundscape. Students can practice their reading fluency as the app responds to their voice.
The site has a special Kids’ section with different categories to choose from such as age or subjects, and you can sort them by title, bestseller, new or old, and user ratings. If you have the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader, you can download free online books for kids from ages 0-12 years. Some children’s favorites like Disney characters Elsa and Anna, or Dr. Seuss, Peppa Pig, Dork Diaries, and many others.
Kathy Kinney is a wonderful and skilled storyteller, and on the site she stars as Mrs. P, a grandmother who reads classic storybooks aloud from her couch in a voice that children can enjoy. Kinney takes children on unforgettable adventures as far as their imaginations allow, and find quality entertainment that inspires them to read and love books.
ICDL is a nonprofit organization that provides access to the best children’s books of their culture, and cultures around the world regardless of where they live. There are over 4,000 titles in 59 languages to choose from, that you can read to your children.
This award-winning website from Oxford University Press is your online resource for children’s books and other reading activities. It’s designed to support their learning at school and at home. Once you register for free, you can access more than 250 free Oxford eBooks for kids along with storytelling videos, games and guides that help them develop their reading skills.
This site is part of the nonprofit Internet Archive and houses a collection of more than one million books, with access to over 22,000 free online books for kids – classic and newer titles – for free. It continually updates its collection of links to children’s books online, plus other books, so you can rummage through the collection and find a few for your own reading pleasure.
Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest and largest ebook sources on the web, with more than 60,000 downloadable books in different formats. Most books are released in English, but you can get titles in other languages like French, Dutch, or Portuguese and others, from 15 subsections including Book Series, History, Picture Books and Literature. If you know what you want, you can type the author name, title, subject or language in the search bar to find it quickly. You can also view the top 100 list to find out what others are downloading plus the number of downloads a book has had.
You can choose to read online in your browser or download free ebooks to your PC or smartphone, and they’ll be saved in ePub format, plain text or Kindle files in your cloud storage. If you want to save space, you can download with or without images.
New York State residents can find answers to any imaginable question by using their library. NOVELNY is only one of many ways libraries organize the books, articles, and other information sources they hold. NOVELNY makes all this information available to you – wherever you are. New Yorkers accessing the databases through a library website or the NOVELNY portal while in New York will be able to enter the databases via geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation) without entering a username/password, library card number or a driver license number.
offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.