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Reading Resources

Picture Book Authors, Links, Videos, and Activities

Storyline Online – A collection of more than 50 stories read by different actors.  Each book has an activity guide with it as well.

Eric Carle – Author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Melinda Long  – Author of How I Became a Pirate

Faith Ringgold – Author of Tar Beach

Kate Messner – Author of Ranger in Time

Bruce Hale – Writer’s Tips

Debbie Ridpath Ohi – YouTube Channel of author of Sam and Eva

Mo Willems – Author of Don’t Let the Pigeon books has daily doodle with Mo activities 

Jan Brett – Author reads her 1991 book, Berlioz the Bear.

Wes Tank – Raps Dr. Seuss Books.


Short Stories and Chapter Books- Author Links, Videos, and Activities

LeVar Burton – The Reading Rainbow host reads short pieces of fiction through his podcasts.  All are pieces of fiction and most are over 40 minutes. 

Lauren Tarshis – Author of the I Survived Series read aloud some of her books.  This is her YouTube channel.

Dan Gutman – My Weird School series read each week day.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Author of Hey Kiddo and Lunch Lady graphic novels

Peter Bunzl – The Cogheart Addentures author has several activities available

Sarah Darer Littman – Writing and research activities

Jason Reynolds – Storytelling video series by Look Both Ways author 

Book Talks – short YouTube book talk videos by students



Free Book Access and Activities 

Sesame Street – Free books from Sesame Street

MyON by Renaissance – free access to books [school name:  Read at Home username: readnow  password: myon]

The Indianapolis Public Library – 100+ Free Video Read Alouds

Audible – a selection of free audiobooks

Libby – Online Library with ebooks and audio books.

Digital Prairie – Temporary access to ebook collections as well as an excellent source for research.

Harry Potter – Resources and activities for JK Rowling’s wizarding fans

Hogwarts Classes – take classes from Harry Potter Alumna Mater

Reading Comprehension – Improve your child’s reading comprehension.  Make a parent account or use code: U6T27IET 

Free Graphic Novels Online – Google doc with links to graphic novels

American Literature – classic fairy tales

Bedtime Stories 

Non Fiction Text

Highlights Kids – Nonfiction text

DOGO News – English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Kids Sports Illustrated

National Geographic Kids

Kids Discover

Time for Kids

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