Free Read Alouds and More!

TeachingBooks is a great site that has over 200,000 titles and lesson plans for teachers, students and parents to access. There are over 1500 complete stories and poems that are read by authors, illustrators and actors with fun videos and audio recordings. This site has interviews, lesson activities, awards and more. 

You can search by grade level, genre, cultural areas, and so much more! This is free for all Wisconsin residents and patrons.


Live Read Alouds and Drawing Lessons

These authors and illustrators are providing live videos for virtual learners. Peruse some of our favorties below for something new everyday!

For the full list updated daily, check out the Let's Keep Reading document.

Author/Illustrator Title Time
Mo Willems Hang Out and Doodle w/ Mo! FB: Weekdays @ 12pm CST
Susan Verde Stories from the I Am series IG: Mon/Thurs @ 12pm CST
FB: Sat/Sun @ 12pm CST
Dan Gutman Miss Blake is a Flake

FB: Weekdays @ 1pm CST

Oliver Jeffers A Book a Day! IG: Weekdays @ 1pm CST
Mac Barnett A Book a Day! IG: Weekdays @ 2pm CST
Atlantic White Shark Conservatory Shark Story Time FB: Everyday at 9am CST
Josh Funk Saturday Storytime with Josh! IG: Sat @ 10am CST


Free e-Books and Audiobooks

Let's keep up with reading and learning! These resources are free to use whenever or wherever you are.

Title       Description
ABDO: Grades PreK-6 Access wonderful e-books appropriate for school aged youth with large selections of non-fiction titles. Very easy to use!
ABDO: Grades 5-12 Access wonderful e-books appropriate for older youth with large selections of non-fiction titles. Very easy to use!
Wisconsin's Digital Library Access tons of e-books and audiobooks with your library card. Don't have one yet? Apply for a virual one today!
Oxford Owl Free phonics and early reader books from Oxford University Press. Recommended for Ages 3-12. The website also provides educational videos, games, and other learning materials.
Gateway to the Classics This site offers a large collection of classic literature for children and the young at heart. They offer hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres, with special emphasis on history, literature, and natural history.
International Children’s Digital Library This nonprofit organization provides access to children’s eBooks from all over the world. There are over 4,600 titles in 80 languages to choose from and is intended for children ages 3 to 13.




Page Updated: 11/23/2020