When you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting, into a lot of fun! Listed below are more than 100 video read alongs from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo. It's story time online!
Our current feature is When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, and read Mark Duplass. In this story you will find out what happens if you build a perfect castle. A dragon will move in, of course! You will have a wonderful time playing on the beach, playing in the waves and even roasting marshmallows with his fiery dragon breath! This read aloud video is brought to you by Storyline Online, an organization committed to helping you raise children who love to read, just like us!
Click on a book cover below to hear a story read aloud! This listening library is available all day every day (and all night!) for returning to old favorites. “Read it again!” has never been easier!
For more ideas to help keep children entertained who are home for an extended period of time try: Online Stories, Games, and Activities for Kids. We will keep updating this page as we collect resources and ideas to share. If you are not an Indianapolis resident with an IndyPL library card, note that many public libraries across the country use the same download and streaming services mentioned on these pages. For the books on this page, no library card is required!
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