E-books for E-kids
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Storyline Online

Let kids have others read to them. Storyline Online is an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members reading children’s books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.

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Tumble Book Library is an online collection that can be accessed via Houston Public Library. (look for it on the left under the Kids tab). Tumble Books are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Tumble Books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The Tumble Book Library provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, Tumble Books are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student.


Speakaboos bring classic children's entertainment into a digital world. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.

Guys Read

Reading Rockets



Some Websites to encourage reading for the younger and the older