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Online Reading List

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All Readers:

  • Between the Lions "Get wild about reading." Read along as you play games and watch videos of books.
  • Children's Books Online  They have a section that will read books to you, but it is not user friendly. The multimedia section are selections you have to pay for, but all the others are FREE! It can show you each page written in different languages too!
  • Clifford Interactive Stories  http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm Read four adventures of everyone's favorite big red dog, Clifford, and his friend Emily. You can even pick from choices what will happen!
  • Junie B. Jones Reading Club  http://juniebjones.com/ Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.
  •  Light Up Your Brain!  http://lightupyourbrain.com/stories/ Downloadable audio book library of all genres.
  • Mighty Readers An interactive storybook website. Very user friendly and some of the stories have supplements at the end. Lots of other extras; songs, puzzles, games.
  • Monster Motel  http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/motel/motel/welcome.html Explore the Monster Motel to find all the different kinds of monsters staying there. Do you have a monster you'd like to share? Write about it and send it in to Monster Motel.
  • Starfall www.starfall.com Menu of a variety of reading materials from non-fiction to comics. 
  • Storyline Online Watch and listen to stories read by actors. Various famous stars like Betty White read well-known picture books aloud to kids. See if you can answer questions about the stories at the end.
  • Story Hour  http://www.ipl.org/div/storyhour/ 
  • Story Place This is the Spanish version of StoryPlace, an interactive web site providing children with animated stories about monkeys, babies, animals, teddy bears, and more. (Great section of firemen.) See bottom left corner to switch to English version.
  • TumbleBooks Read a story or play a literacy game at this site featuring stories in English, French and Spanish. Thousands of books are available and are read aloud to kids. Many have Reading Counts tests available.


Older Readers:



  • The Baldwin Project http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=baldwin&book=people&story=_contents  Part of the Baldwin Project, a volunteer-run online library that provides the texts and illustrations of out-of-print children's books at no charge, this collection is a companion to "Fifty Famous Tales Retold". It is a collection of not strictly factual stories about real people in history, retold by James Baldwin.
  • Great Books Online Very user friendly. Tabs for refernce, verse (poetry), fiction and non-fiction.
  • Classic Reader These are the orginials. Includes stories like Beowulf, The Orginial Writings of Abraham Lincoln, and Up From Slavery: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington.
  • Ebooks from Adelaide 500 Classics available to search by title, author, or subject.
  • Goldstein's Children's Collection Varitety of formats, audio as an option.  
  • Popular Children's Stories  http://www.popularchildrenstories.com/ Full texts of a wide variety of children's stories including picture stories, holiday stories, nursery rhymes, series, educational stories, and Bible stories.
  • Project Gutenberg  http://www.gutenberg.org/  begun in 1971, is the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books, and with over 6,000 online books is among the largest. With the help of many volunteers the library is expanding at the rate of about one new book per day. Project Gutenberg's text-only and easily downloadable files are among the most carefully scanned and proof-read digital texts available.


  • Professor Garfield Jump into the Reading Ring, or visit the Comics Lab - just two of the fun activities to try at this site.










Other Extras:


Poetry, Songs and Nursery Rhymes



  • Bartleby.com.
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • The MSN Learning and Research site is an easy-to-use interface that combines results from Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia with those from external web pages. Enter a word or phrase (for example folktale or fairy tale) in the "Search Learning" field for a list of articles and sites. Some articles from the Encarta Encyclopedia can be accessed without charge, while others require a paid subscription. 
  • The justly famous Encyclopaedia Britannica of 1911 is available online. The web version is flawed by innumerable typographical errors introduced in scanning the original text, as well as by irritating pop-up advertisements, but it still provides much information available nowhere else on the Internet.
  • The Dictionary of the History of Ideas (1973-1974), long out of print but now available online, is a compendium of essays about pivotal ideas in all fields. 



  • FreeRice.Com Multiple choice options
  • Funbrain: Word Games Find games for elementary age children to practice spelling, vocabulary and more.
  • MyVocabulary  The "Home of Vocabulary University", this site for teachers offers word games to build vocabulary skills, grade level puzzles,and theme activities.
  • Quizlet.com Make your own or use those already designed. 
  •  Word Central Games Spelling and vocabulary games for children from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.


Literacy Games:

  • Dear Diary Dear America Tons of information about the Dear America Series, including My America, My Name Is America (especially for boys) and The Royal Diaries. You can pick a book to find out what it's about and read an excerpt. You can also read about the authors and download a checklist for each series to keep track of which ones you've read! 
  • Dinotopia Dinotopia If you're a fan of the Dinotopia books series, or even just a dinosaur lover, you should take a look at this site. Information about author James Gurney, a map of Dinotopia, puzzles, trivia, and more!
  • PBS Kids : Literacy Games Choose from a variety of games that practice literacy skills ranging from letter recognition to rhyming.
  • Little House 
  • Magic Tree House  Magic Tree House Read about the books in the Magic Tree House series, learn about the author, Mary Pope Osborne, play games like the Time Slider Challenge and print out activity sheets from this site.
  • Peter Rabbit Tales Kids' Corner Featuring Beatrix Potter You can read Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and more of your favorite Beatrix Potter stories online.
  • Seussville 


Make Your Own: 

  •  Instant Poetry Forms Are you having trouble writing a poem? This site makes it easy! Just fill out one of the many forms and you'll have a poem of your own instantly!
  • Storybird Try creating your own story at this site where you can choose pictures and write your own words to tell a story. Or, read a story someone else has created.
  • Wacky Web Tales Fill in the blanks with words that fit the suggested parts of speech and see what kind of silly story results!
  • Ziggity Zoom Provides great fun for kids and parents. "Play games, color pictures, read and listen to stories about many different characters, watch mini-videos or explore Play Worlds and other activities."


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