The sites below offer FREE digital stories.  Some of them have video and audio.

Audible Stories – Free audio stories

Bookaboo (Information for Parents)
(CBC Kids TV show for young readers, stories read aloud by Canadian celebrities.) Bookaboo YouTube Playlist (25+ episodes):

Bookflix and other Scholastic Digital Resources: free until June 2020 (American)
  • Bookflix (K-3) is a curated database that pairs fiction and non-fiction books, and a great tool for reading aloud with your child. The resource reinforces reading skills while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
  • Literacy Place Shared E-Reading (K-3)  is a compilation of digital books with reading prompts and audio for children to follow along with. Teaching plans also included.
  • TrueFlix (Gr.3-5)  helps children strengthen literacy skills, build science and social studies knowledge, and cultivate 21st-century skills. Watch, read, and learn cool facts about people, science, and history.
  • ScienceFlix (Gr.4-9)  offers teachers and parents hands-on projects, activities, videos, and more to help kids learn about science.

“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 Indigenous Languages, English, and French as well as the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada. The Indigenous Storybook also has stories in Halq’emeylem, Haida and Spanish. 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 actors)

Storyline Online YouTube Playlist: (30+stories)

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.”

Tumblebook Library: (K-6 children’s ebooks)
  • username: tumble735
  • password: books
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.” (Focused Education 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

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Learning for the 21st Century