Check out our Facebook Page for read-aloud videos featuring authors and celebrities!
Racial Justice and Equity Resources
Find great resources, including book recommendations, to talk with children about race HERE.
Find Black Lives Matter recommended children’s books HERE.
Find virtual events and other online recommendations for promoting Racial Justice directed to Community Members, Teachers, Parents, and sections for Grades K-2 vs 3-4 HERE.
Read Aloud from Home
FREE E-BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND AUDIOBOOKS
Stay Home – Candlewick Press offers free pdf download of a book about the Coronavirus pandemic and it’s implications. Please preview carefully before reading aloud to make sure it is appropriate developmentally for your audience.
Epic – copy your code below, click this link, and create a profile. All you need to do so is to type your name, and then you will be able to access and track your reading!
Kindergarten – Use Class Code cea5738
1st Grade – Use Class Code tqk0948
2nd Grade – Use Class Code jhq8950
3rd Grade – Use Class Code hrz2448
4th Grade – Use Class Code lwn6652
Room to Read – An online library made available by nonprofit dedicated to global literacy and gender equity.
International Children’s Digital Library – Books in different languages in -app, limited selection.
Audible – Free (for now) Children’s Audiobooks
CELEBRITY, AUTHOR, AND OTHER VIDEO READ-ALOUDS
Storyline Online by the SAG-AFRA Foundation
Storytime from Space – Exactly as advertised. Fantastic!
Julie’s Library – Read-aloud podcast featuring Julie Andrews and her daughter, a children’s book author
Just Books – Audio/visual read alouds
Brightly Storytime – Selection of video read-alouds, sortable by age.
Useful Websites and Videos
Wide Open School – Collection of activities and resources to support learning from home. Check out the Reading/Writing Page!
Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers by Joe Pinsker; September 19, 2019
Why Reading Aloud to Kids is Important by Sedley Abercrombie; April 28, 2017; Journal of the American Association of School Librarians
Study Says Reading Aloud, More Than Talking, Builds Literacy by Susan Frey; July 18, 2015; Edsource
An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Literacy Through Mentoring by Jean Rhodes; July 21, 2013; The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Additional resources from Jim Trelease available on his website.
Reading Magic by Mem Fox
Read-aloud tips by Mem Fox here.
Resources Created or Compiled by Read to a Child
Engaging Your Student
Tips for Book Selection