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100+ Free Video Read Alouds

03/04/2020 | Online Storytime

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!

After you finish these, there are even more stories at 100 MORE free video read alouds!

Read Aloud Videos:

Abiyoyo Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Arnie the Doughnut As Fast as Words Could Fly Baby A Bad Case of StripesThe Bear Ate Your SandwichBear Snores OnBilly the Goat's Big BreakfastBing Get DressedThe Book with No PicturesBrave IreneBrown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?Carla's SandwhichThe Case of the Missing Carrot CakeCharlie the Ranch DogChester's WayChicken Soup with RiceThe Christmas PuppyClark the SharkThe Coal ThiefCock-a-doodle OopsThe Day You BeginDr. Seuss on the LooseDuck RabbitEat PeteElbow GreaseElmo's Tricky Tongue TwistersThe Elves and the ShoemakerEmma and Julia Love BalletThe Empty PotEnemy PieFancy Nancy Bonjour ButterflyFarmer DuckFreddy Frogcaster and the HurricaneThe Gingerbread ManThe Gobble Gobble Moo Tractor BookGoldilocks and the Three BearsThe Goodbye BookGoodnight GoonGoodnight HarryGoodnight MangerGreen Eggs and HamGuji GujiHanukkah in AlaskaHarry the Dirty DogHere Comes Teacher CatHere Comes the Garbage BargeHey, That's My MonsterHildie Pitterpickles Needs Her SleepA Hole at the Bottom of the SeaHooray for FishHoot and PeepThe House That Jane BuiltHow Do Penguins Play?></a><a href=How I Learned GeographyHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow to Cheer Up DadHow to Get Your Teacher ReadyThe Hueys in the New JumperHugo the Hare's Rainy DayThe Hula Hoopin' QueenI Need My MonsterIf I Ran for PresidentI'm a BallerinaIshIs Your Mama a Llama?><a href=It's OK to Make MistakesJust a SecretThe Kiss That MissedThe Kissing HandKnots on a Counting RopeLadybug Girl at the Beach></a><a title=Library LionLittle Elliot and the Big CityLittle ExcavatorLittle Owl's SnowLittle Red Riding HoodLlama Llama Holiday DramaLlama Llama Loves to ReadLlama Llama Mad at MamaLlama Llama Misses MamaThe LoraxLost for WordsLotus and FeatherLouise Loves ArtMadeline Book JacketMaria Had a Little LlamaMarvelous CorneliusMax and the Won't Go to Bed ShowMe and My CatMice TwiceMiss Maple's SeedsThe MittenMonster Needs a PartyMy Friend MaggieMy Little Golden Book About SharksMy Rotten Red Headed BrotherNat the Cat's Sunny SmileThe Night Before St. Patrick's DayThe Night Before Valentine's DayThe Night I Followed the DogNo Mirrors In My Nana's HouseNo More Noisey NightsNoah's ArkOliviaOwl BabiesPeg + Cat The Pizza ProblemPenguinPete the Cat and His Magic SunglassesPete the Cat and the New GuyPlease, Please the BeesThe Polar ExpressPride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Book JacketThe Princess and the PeaPrincess Penelope and the Runaway KittenPrivate I. GuanaQuackenstein Hatches a FamilyR is for RocketThe Rainbow FishRent Party JazzRobot RumpusRomeow and DroolietSeaver the WeaverSeaver the WeaverSilly Suzy GooseSix Little ChicksSmash CrashSnappsy the AlligatorThe Snowy DaySome Dogs DoSomebody Loves You Mr. HatchSophie's MasterpieceSplish Splash SplatStellalunaStrega NonaSupertruckSwapSylvester and the Magic PebbleThe Tale of Pete RabbitA Tale of Two BeastsTales from Winnie the PoohTekTen Magic ButterfliesThankThere Was an Old Dragon That Swallowed a KnightThere's an Alligator Under My BedThere's an Elf in your BookThis Is Our HouseThomas to the RescueTo Be a DrumThe ToothThe True Story of the Three Little PigsTurkey TroubleUni the UnicornThe Very Hungry CaterpillarWaiting for the BiblioburroWhen a Dragon Moves InWhen Pigasso Met MootisseWhere Are You Blue Kangaroo?Where's My Teddy?Where's Walrus and Penguin?White Socks OnlyWilfrid Gordon McDonald PatridgeWith Any Luck I'll Drive a TruckWolfie the BunnyYou're All My Favorite
After you finish these, there are even more stories at 100 MORE free video read alouds!

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