Reading corner

Read-alongs and recommendations for new readers through middle grades

Animation, sound, music and narration are added to picture books (apps available). Read along or just let it read aloud to you. Watch National Geographic videos, also. (For mobile users or any device that does not support Flash, the site automatically redirects to the mobile site. If you are not automatically redirected, find "English non-Flash" in the menu in the top right corner. You can also download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.)

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.

American Girl and National Geographic titles are current subscriptions; we also have back issues of Cricket, Cobblestone, Muse 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.

Storytimes to Go

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

New books for kids