Free Online eBooks for Children
Submitted by Judy C., one of our fabulous reference librarians:
The summer is fast approaching, and to help children beat summer learning loss, here is a list of free online ebook sites for children. Keep them reading!
Online eBooks for Children
- Best Free Children’s eBooks Online
- A listing of 234 sites that legally offer free ebooks for children to read.
- Children’s Storybooks Online
- A list of online books that children will love to read. Books are divided into books for young children, books for older children and books for young adults.
- Storyline Online
- This site presents children’s favorite books by well- known actors that many children will recognize from television shows and movies.
TDSB Virtual Library:
- BookFLIX (TDSB Virtual Library > eBooks > BookFLIX)
- Paired children’s fiction books with nonfiction books on different themes.
- Capstone (TDSB Virtual Library > eBooks >BookFLIX)
- Children’s non-fiction books by grade range from PrK and up.
- PebbleGo (TDSB Virtual Library > eBooks>BookFLIX)
- Written for primary level children on animals and science. Includes video clips.
Toronto Public Library: (Reproduced from the TPL site)
- Using Tumblebooks from outside the library? You will now need to put in your Toronto Public Library card to get into Tumblebooks. Your favourite picture books and early readers online! For books to read on an ipad or other tablets, choose “mobile” in the dropdown menu which also offers other language options.
- Oxford Owl
- Picture books read out loud for young children. Registration is required but free.
- Sesame Street ebooks
- Read 5 Sesame Street books online or read and listen to one of them.
- Storyplace – The Children’s Digital Library
- Animated stories, reading lists and activities.
- Storyline Online
- It will never replace someone right there reading to you but these actors do a pretty good job!
- Chateau Meddybemps
- Come meet Tippity and Frogwart, the witches on the Island of Meddybemps and read their favourite stories.
- International Children’s Digital Library – Preschool Stories
- The preschool stories of this online digital library can be found here in many different languages
- Internet Public Library Story Hour
- Storybooks on the net.
- A fun and educational site with interactive storybooks, games and movies for beginning readers.
Librarian – TDSB Professional Library