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Websites with Free Audio and Ebooks


  • Children Who Can Read, But Don't - a website with information about how to motivate children to read. This site was recommended by: Eve Atkison. Link 
  • Bedtime Stories for Kids: a good source for locating stories to read to children at bedtime and other times. This site was recommended by: Eve Atkison. Link 
  • Ebook List - A list of several ebook sites. View Download
  • Speakaboos: audible e-books, songs and games. Many books searchable by genre/topic. Link
  • Read to Me: A handful of audible e-books read by celebrities. Link
  • The International Children’s Digital Library: a multicultural library of outstanding children's books from around the world, in many languages. Scanned pages of all books. Link
  • The Online Books Library: Children’s literature search page, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. Link

  • The Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature: Links to ebooks and booklists. Link
  • Panda eBooks: Japan's eBook Site - quality ebooks for a fee - Link
  • Worldwide School: Link 

  • The Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project: Text and pictures of public domain children’s literature. Link 

  • Bibliomania: Free online literature and study guides. Link  

  • Children’s Series Books Online: Link  

  • SparkNotes: Free study guides to Literature including Scott O’Dell, Louisa May Alcott, Shakespeare, George Orwell, Roald Dahl, Toni Morrison. Link  

  • Children’s Books Online: Scanned digital books and some audio. Link 

  • Aesop’s Fables: And a few others. Mostly text, some audio.Link

  • Aesop’s Fables: Very short, medium level vocabulary. Link

  • Representative Poetry Online: Link

  • The Rare Book Room: Digital texts and scanned books. Search for children’s literature. Link

  • The Baen Free Library: Mostly fantasy and science fiction. Link 

  • Project Gutenberg: Largest single collection of ebooks: Link  

  • KnowledgeRush: Link

  • Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales and mythology. Link

  • Myths and Legends of the Sioux: Link  

  • Bookpop: Early childhood. Link  
  • The Internet Archive: Online texts, music, moving images: Link 

  • Storyplace: Online library with activities: Link  

  • NYC Department of Education Library ServicesLink 

  • Goodnight Stories: Ebooks and audiobooks: Link 

  • Bedtime Stories: For busy working parents: Link


  • Audiobooks for Free: Link 

  • Librivox: Volunteer recordings of chapters of books in the public domain. Link 

  • Wired for Books: Author interviews on mp3 including Ludwig Bemelmans, Maya Angelou, Russell Hoban, Sandra Cisneros. A few digital books. Link 

  • Free-books: Audiobooks and ebooks. Link   

Online Magazines

  • Time for Kids: Link 

  • National Geographic for Kids: Link  

  • American Girl: Link   

  • Ranger Rick: Link 

  • The Weekly Reader Online: Link  

  • Sports Illustrated for Kids: Link 

  • Discover Magazine: Link  

  • Stories for Children: An online magazine: Link  
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