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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

A guide to locating information and research resources about literature for children and youth.

Kids E-Books

ABRACADABRA (A Balanced Reading Approach for Children Always Designed to Achieve Best Results for All) is an online, highly interactive, evidence-based literacy tool designed for students, teachers, educators, and parents. 

Accessible Books
A collection of teacher and student-made accessible books and extension activities.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
Digitized versions of children's books published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year (scanned images).

Big Universe
Hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books for children in grades K-8. Many of the informational texts could be useful for content area reading and the books are written like graphic novels. Picture books for older readers did not seem to be available.

BookPals - performing artists for literacy in schools
191 stories read by members of the screen actors guild (and others). Stories are read and displayed through streaming video. Additional story resources are also available including stories by phone and guest story readers for schools.

Children's Books Forever
Collection of 12 picture books (pdf format) - available in multiple languages.

Children's Books Online
Largest collection of illustrated historical books on the internet.

Children's Digital Library
A digital library of children's books from around the world.

Classic Books: (Library of Congress)
Classic books online.

Global-ASP Translator--Global African Storybook Project
Easy-to-use and accessible translation system to help automate the process of translating African Storybook Project stories into other languages for Global-ASP.

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)
Collection of outstanding historical and contemporary book from around the world.

Audiobooks for young adult readers.

Project Gutenberg
Large collection of free e-books for all ages. 

Scholastic's Listen & Read
Short, high-interest, nonfiction stories from Scholastic News boost early reading skills and support differentiated reading and ELL students.

Storia by Scholastic
Storia is an app for iPhone, iPod or iPad.  Large collection of picture books for young children and chapter books or novels for older students. 

Story Nory Audio Stories for Kids
Free audio stories for kids.

Storybooks Canada
Designed specifically for educators and makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available in English and French, as well as the major immigrant and refugee languages of Canada .

Unite For Literacy
Free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.