BOOKS & READING
One of the most popular streaming services for audiobooks. Audible is a paid-for subscription service through Amazon. However, during the COVID-19 crisis, Audible has some of their audiobooks available for free use. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
A social network that students in grades 4-12 can use to set up virtual bookshelves and keep track of what they have read, what they like, and what they plan to read. FOR GRADES 4-12. https://www.biblionasium.com/#tab/all-books
A social network and book discovery tool for young children. This is similar to GoodReads for children. Teachers create a private class where their students earn points, write book reviews, and build personal reading communities. There are various tools for teachers to use to track reading progress. FOR GRADES 2-8. https://www.bookopolis.com/#/
Epic! for Educators is a subscription ebook service targeting elementary readers. Thousands of books from major publishers are available through free educator accounts available to all American elementary librarians and teachers. Epic! is full of features like read-aloud, customized reader advisory, ad-free environment, and reading logs. Free educator accounts include to to 36 associated free student profiles. Even better, multiple simultaneous student users are allowed! Incorporate Epic! Ebooks as resources for inquiry projects. Or, project Epic! Ebooks during read-alouds so that everyone can clearly view the text and/or illustrations. Finally, use Epic! Ebooks for multiple students to access the same text simultaneously for a shared reading experience. FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS.
Families can access Epic! at home through a monthly subscription. https://www.getepic.com
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY:
The largest digital collections of children's books. This digital database contains over 4,400 books in 54 languages representing 64 countries with applications for the iPhone and iPads. http://en.childrenslibrary.org
INTO THE BOOK:
A reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. Includes interactive activities and 15-minute videos. http://reading.ecb.org
Provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting review anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature. FOR GRADES 4-12. https://litpick.com
Register for an individual library card and access ebooks and scanned rare books. FOR ALL AGE LEVELS. https://openlibrary.org
Helps children explore Dr. Seuss and his books and characters. The educator & parent portals include printable that helps children explore many Dr. Seuss books and themes that can be paired with them. https://www.seussville.com
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S LITERACY INSTITUTE PARENT RESOURCE HUB:
A collection of online language and literacy resource compiled and curated by University of Florida Literacy Institute's faculty & graduate students. https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/parent-resources/
Search this online database to find out what is next in your favorite series or the order of books in the next series you want to read. FOR ALL AGE LEVELS. http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
EBOOK SITES YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ACCESS THROUGH YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD:
You can access ebooks on the OpenBook and Libby apps through your public library card. Patrons of Lafayette Public Library, Opelousas-Eunice Public Library, and South St. Landry Library (Armand J. Brinkhaus Community Library) can access ebooks through these apps.
TRUE FLIX: Online resources that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st-century skills through the inquiry process. FOR GRADES 3-5.
TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD JUNIOR: Provides over 600 titles and reading levels for grades 3-6 for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos--many of which are paired with our e-books.
TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD: A middle school AND high school collection which contains over 600 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audio books, graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
ONLINE AUTHOR VISITS & STORY TIMES:
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison: