eStories and Stories to Listen to


If you would like to listen to stories on compact disc, VIRL has lots of children’s books on CD.  Go to the library catalogue and do a keyword search for "Juvenile Fiction" and narrow format to "Audiobook CD" and "Downloadable Audiobook".


If you need any help downloading eAudiobooks, call your local library! We would love to help.

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If you need any help downloading eBooks, call your local library! We would love to help.

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An online collection of animated picture books, audiobooks, graphic novels, children's classics, early reader chapter books, and National Geographic videos. A great resource to teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love! (Note: TumbleBook Cloud Jr. titles can now be found in TumbleBook Library.)


TumbleBookCloud (formerly TumbleReadables) has 600 titles for middle and high school readers. This collection contains a wide range of YA novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA audiobooks, and graphic novels (plus National Geographic videos).

Websites: Read and listen to children’s books for free online!

The Baldwin Online Children’s Project

Best online children’s classic stories.

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project, Inc.

This children's online library is a volunteer-driven project featuring scanned historical children's books. Many are translated into several languages.

Children’s Storybooks Online

Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages.

ICDL: International Children's Digital Library

The goal of ICDL is to create a digital library of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages that is freely available to children, teachers, librarians, parents and scholars throughout the world via the internet.

Online books and resources for literacy and reading for everyone. Classic children's books online, author interviews and reading news and events from the Library of Congress.

Storyline Online

View videos of noted actors reading popular picture books. Sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

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