The sites below offer FREE digital stories.  Some of them have video and audio.
Bookaboo (Information for Parents)
(CBC Kids TV show for young readers, stories read aloud by Canadian celebrities.) Bookaboo YouTube Playlist (25+ episodes):


“Epic!’s ebook library includes many of the  best kids books  and popular books such as  Fancy Nancy,  Big Nate,  Warriors,  Ramona,  Star Wars,  Disney Frozen,  and National Geographic Kids.” (Includes Audiobooks, Read-to-Me, Free for Educators, One  month free for families)

Fraser Valley Regional Library

(BookFLIX, Tumblebooks)
You need your library card number and PIN
Indigenous Storybooks Canada
“Indigenous Storybooks Canada is designed specifically for children, families, community members, and educators. Based on the open-licensed stories from the Little Cree Books collection, it makes the text, images, and audio of the stories available in Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, English, and French as well as the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada. Share and enjoy!”
International Children’s Digital Library
Storybooks Canada: 
“Storybooks Canada is designed specifically for teachers, parents, and community members. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English and French, as well as the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada. We also celebrate Indigenous stories in Indigenous languages. Share and enjoy!”
Storyline Online – Where Reading Is Fun!

(Video and Audio, read by American actresses and actors)

Storyline Online YouTube Playlist: (30+stories)

The African Storybook Project

The Big Little Book Corner – by World Book Day
“Bring stories to life… with these brilliant video books and activities, for hours of booky fun.”

Unite for Literacy

“This engaging and colourfully illustrated collection of digital picture books for students will have many uses in the classroom and at home. Students can practice reading and listening skills, ELL students will develop their vocabulary, and parents will be able to encourage their children to practice reading. Many of the titles have been translated into French, and over 30 languages are featured as voice narrations.” (ERAC Review)

Learning for the 21st Century


KQED Public Media for Northern CA


teaching ideas for reading and writing with links to children's literature


Learning for the 21st Century

Col. Chris Hadfield

Learning for the 21st Century

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