FREE Books & Storytime Activities

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Homework is not required during Stephen Foster’s closure, so students will not get credit for any of the work done at home. However, here are some FREE online activities to keep you and your child engaged with fun and educational content during this break. Now is the perfect time to encourage your kids to study the topics covered or will be covered in class, or better yet, explore subjects that pique their interest.

We’ve also created a list of other FREE online activities during this break. Free Online Activities For Kids During School Closure, Free Books & Storytime Activities, Free Virtual Field Trips, and Free Online Activities For Teens & Adults.

This is a list of how to get free books, storytime by celebrities, and other reading activities. If you prefer to read physical books, be sure to check out our Online Book Fair for an extensive catalog of titles.

This post will be updated as necessary or when new resources become available.

Free Books

Free Access To Audible

Audible

Audible is providing FREE access to audiobooks and other stories. Available on Apple, Android, Desktop, and Web.

Instant Digital Library Card Through L.A. County Library

Instant Digital Library Card Through L.A. County Library

The L.A. County Library is now issuing instant digital library cards. You will need one of these to check out eBooks from some of the services below. They also offer a few other digital resources geared for adults such as Lynda.com.

Hoopla

Hoopla

You have access to a ton of eBooks through Hoopla if you or your child has an L.A. County library card. It’s possible that other libraries offer this as well.

Available on Website, Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple TV, Chromecast, AndroidTV, and Roku devices.

Overdrive

Overdrive

You have access to a ton of eBooks through Overdrive if you or your child has an L.A. County library card. It’s possible that other libraries offer this as well.

Available on Website, Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple TV, Chromecast, AndroidTV, and Roku devices.

Libby

Libby

You have access to a ton of eBooks through Libby if you or your child has an L.A. County library card. It’s possible that other libraries offer this as well.

They offer some popular children’s titles such as the “Who Is” series.

Available on Website, Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple TV, Chromecast, AndroidTV, and Roku devices.

BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard

You have access to a ton of eBooks through BiblioBoard if you or your child has an L.A. County library card. It’s possible that other libraries offer this as well.

Available on Website, Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple TV, Chromecast, AndroidTV, and Roku devices.

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon Free Time Unlimited

Although this isn’t completely free, it’s still a great deal worth mentioning. Amazon Free Time Unlimited is currently $0.99 for a 3-month membership.

Storytime Activities

Storyline Online

Storyline Online

This is a SAG-AFTRA Foundation children’s literacy website with videos of celebrities reading children’s books.

Story Time From Space

Story Time From Space Website

Astronauts read children’s storybooks from the International Space Station. There are also a couple of science videos.

Actor Josh Gad “Olaf” Nightly Reading During Quarantines

Actor Josh Gad “Olaf” Nightly Reading During Quarantines

Thanks to Chip and Co for sharing!

The actor that plays Olaf in Disney’s Frozen is doing nightly book readings over on Twitter during this break. Here are a few examples:

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

The Giving Tree

Save With Stories Instagram Account

Save With Stories Instagram

Natalie Portman reads “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino, illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

Jennifer Garner reads “Fish and the Big Bad Shark” by Ken Geist, illustrated by Julia Gorton.

Amy Adams reads Dinosaur Princess by Aviana Olea Le Gallo, illustrated by Darren Le Gallo.

Reese Witherspoon reads “Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

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