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Online Reading Resources

Free Books

Contra Costa County Library

eBooks/eAudiobooks for kids through OverDrive/Libby. No library card? No problem!  Sign up for an Contra Costa Library eCard anytime and get access to many online resources.


Amazon top free children's eBooks
Free Kindle downloads

Barnes & Noble free children's eBooks
Free Nook downloads

Read-Alouds and Book Fun


A YouTube channel where celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Chrissy Metz, Kristen Bell, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman and many more read stories that your children will love. Each video also has moving illustrations from the book to keep your children even more entertained.

Mrs.P's Magic Library

Kathy Kinney stars as the grandmotherly Mrs. P. She sits on her couch and picks up a kid’s book to read aloud. Most children between the age groups of 3+ to 6+ with a few for 9 and 11 year olds can enjoy Kathy Kinney’s melodic voice.


Storynory has a huge bank of free audio stories and poems for children. Choose from fairytales, classics, Bible stories, educational stories, and also quite a few original ones.

International Children's Library

The book website provides free access to children’s literature from around the world. The site is well organized, and you can explore the free children’s books stocked here by country. The site supports quite a few international languages.

Dan Gutman's My Weird Read-A-Loud

A collection of videos of Dan Gutman reading aloud his My Weird School series.


Story Time from Space

Watch astronauts on the Space Station read children's books and perform science demonstrations!