What are the best resources to read free online books for kids?

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    #1Storyline Online

    Storyline Online

    Storyline Online is a website developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation. It features renowned actors and actresses as they read some of their well-loved children's books. Morethan the site, it extends its activity guide in a form of video on Youtube.

    Websites

    Free

    Jacqueline Black
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "I find this the most interesting site for reading books for my youngest son. Believe me, there's no better way of encouraging them to read books than letting them listen and watch videos. They find it amusing. Ross my son been enjoying the Mice Twice book for a while."
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    #2Mrs. P's magic library

    Mrs. P's magic library

    Mrs. P's magic library is a website that features Kathy Kinney as the grandmotherly Mrs. P. She sits and reads a bunch of book for children who are between 3 to 6 years of age. Moreover, this site serves a good source for ESL students.

    Websites

    Free

    Rachel Hunter
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "My little brother is a grandma's boy and it amazes him whenever he sees any grandma whether on tv or on his playing tablet. I commend Kathy's melodic voice. Children seem to enjoy her voice while listening and reading with her."
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    #3Storynory

    Storynory

    Storynory is a website that features audio books for kids in sorts of genres such as fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history, and some educational books for parents and children's perusal.

    Websites

    Free

    George Ramirez
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "For my recent FGD participants, they are all kids! And I am conducting a research on the effectiveness of audio books in developing their auditory and aural abilities. This site is a great source of those books! I can download the mp3 and play it."
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    #4International Children's Digital Library

    International Children's Digital Library

    International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a website co-created by computer scientists, librarians, educational technologists, teachers, and students from the University of Maryland. The site's aim is to provide free access to children's literature books.

    Websites

    Free

    Jessica Jiang
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "This seems interesting not only for children but also for teachers like me, I am planning to contribute to this site because it is a community also so you can share what you want. Kudos to the educators from University of Maryland!"
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    #5Oxford Owl

    Oxford Owl

    Oxford Owl is a website created by Oxford University Press to support children's learning through books and stories. For the parents, this site serves as a learning material. Aside from books, reading activities are readily available.

    Websites

    Free

    Gilberto Domínguez
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "I can't afford those ebooks that are sold online at exorbitant prizes so I would always resort to this site for the books. Whenever my kids get bored, I get a lot of kids activities ideas from this website."
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    #6Barnes & Noble

    Barnes & Noble

    Barnes & Noble is a bookseller created by Charles M. Barnes and G. Clifford Noble in 1886. Since the 1990s, it is the largest national bookstore chain in the United States. Aside from books, it also sells DVDs, gifts, and music. 

    Websites

    Free

    Teresa Harvey
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "They both have the paid and the free books so it leaves you two choices. More than a digital library, it is more of a digital bookstore to me. Nice!"
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    #7Open Library

    Open Library

    Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. The site has more than 1 million free ebooks.

    Websites

    Free

    Wei Hu
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Really, i was just looking for books for my younger sister but it turned out that this is a digital library for all ages that offers a database for books. I am currently reading Amazing Disgrace/"
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    #8ABCYa!

    ABCYa!

    ABCYa! is a website of educational games focused on the youngest students. Its Word Cloud maker allows you to choose the layout, color, font, etc. of your word cloud without requiring huge efforts.

    Websites

    Free

    Zhang Li
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Definitely helpful for kids who are on the 6th to 8th grade. They also feature math tutorials and books aside from the English ones."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to read free online books for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Storyline OnlineWebsites 16 Free
2Mrs. P's magic libraryWebsites 13 Free
3StorynoryWebsites 10 Free
4International Children's Digital LibraryWebsites 8 Free
5Oxford OwlWebsites 7 Free
6Barnes & NobleWebsites 5 Free
7Open LibraryWebsites 4 Free
8ABCYa!Websites 1 Free
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