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Reading corner

Read-alongs and recommendations for new readers through middle grades

Animation, sound, music and narration are added to picture books (apps available from Google Play or the Apple App Store). Read along or just let it read aloud to you. Watch National Geographic videos, also.

The OverDrive Read format for these ebooks has professionally recorded narration that plays along while you read. Select Read (in your browser) to open the ebook and then select Start narration on any page to begin the audio.

National Geographic—Kids and Little Kids editions—are current subscriptions; there are back issues of Cricket, Cobblestone, Muse, American Girl and others.

Find the most-recommended reading for kindergarten through eighth grade. For adults, tools to help build literacy include discussion questions and activities for read-alouds, book lists to meet various needs, and program ideas.

For a limited time

Storytimes to Go

Do-it-yourself storytime kits for parents and teachers of preschoolers

New books for kids