Books & More
BOOK LINKS: FREE Reading Websites = INSTANT ACCESS TO BOOKS
EPIC BOOKS: https://www.getepic.com/app/
Free online books and video links, needs a unique username and password. Lots of great books to read on the screen, plus a few to listen to!
STORYLINE ONLINE: http://www.storylineonline.net/
Created by the Screen Actor's Guild, Storyline Online are video clips of picture books read aloud by actors and actresses. What a fantastic treasure to hear books read aloud to you with incredible voice, tone, reflection and star-appeal!
Vooks is a whole new way to experience books, with a growing library of animated storybooks that both kids and parents will love. By adding movement, sound and narration to existing books, Vooks transports stories off the page, promoting literacy, imagination and fun for children 1 - 8 years old. [Free teacher account for 1 year, or 6 free Vooks titles. Monthly subscription after that.]
STORYTIME WITH RYAN & CRAIG: https://www.ryanandcraig.com/#home-section
Storytime with Ryan & Craig is a free, short-form reading show for children, parents & educators. Every week, Ryan and Craig read aloud a new children’s book. This show is different from other read aloud videos as it’s hosted by not one, but two men, which is fairly uncommon in the literacy and early education world. This offers a new dynamic to inspire and excite both boys and girls.
BOOK SHARE: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/
Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.
GREEN MOUNTAIN LIBRARY CONSORTIUM: https://gmlc.overdrive.com/
Download audio-books or eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, MP3, or other device for FREE through the Green Mountain Library Consortium. Visit the Lanpher Library to obtain a library card and your unique password. eBooks and Audio-books may be loaned for up to 14 days, with an option for renewal if the titles has no holds pending.
JUST BOOKS READ ALOUD: http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/
The site is intended to be a resource for parents, teachers and children to easily and simply listen to a great collection of children's books. Login not necessary, however a paid membership will block ads.
THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
Literactive is the leading provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students available online. All the material is available for free from this site but you need to register.
Mrs. P: http://mrsp.com/
Classic children's stories, brought to life.
- Mrs. Bryce would like to thank Mrs. Donna MacDonald and the Vermont School Library Association for supplementing resources for this list in response to a request for support during the HPES construction year. May the work of one be shared and enjoyed by many!
NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL
The medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children.
We have all of the 2018 Caldecott Medal and Honor books at HPES.
Medal - Wolf in Snow
Honor Books - Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
A Different Pond
Big Cat, Little Cat
JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL
For the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
2018 Medal - Hello Universe
Honor Book at HPES - Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
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